Alex Rogers (w), Bert Williams (m)
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Alex Rogers (w), Bert A. Williams (m)
Abysinnia, 1905
When life seems full of clouds an' rain
And I am filled with naught but pain,
Who soothes my thumpin' bumpin' brain? Nobody
When winter comes with snow an' sleet,
And me with hunger and cold feet,
Who says "Ah, here's two bits, go an' eat!" Nobody
I ain't never done nothin' to nobody,
I ain't never got nothin' from nobody, no time!
And until I get somethin' from somebody, sometime,
I don't intend to do nothin' for nobody, no time!
When summer comes all cool and clear,
And friends they see me drawing near,
Who says "Come in and have a beer?" Nobody
I had a steak some time ago,
With sauce I sprinkled it all – Oh!
Who said "That sauce is Tabasco?" Nobody
When I try hard an' scheme an' plan,
To look as good as I can,
Who says "Ah, look at that handsome man?" Nobody
When all day long things go amiss,
And I go home to find some bliss,
Who hands to me a glowin' kiss? Nobody
VERSES 4 - 10 (in PDF sheet music)
May 1-10JK 2002-03The Joint Is Jumpin'!
Bert Williams W OrchestraColumbiaA030203423
Bing CrosbyDecca29493L8218
Emil ColemanRCA Victor20-4336
Kay StarrRCA Victor20-4383
Perry ComoRCA Victor20-6059
Hampton Institute SingersVictor27473
05/22/1905Arthur CollinsVictor4391B-2568
01/07/1913Bert WilliamsColumbiaA128938540
12/04/1933Harry Wall (H.Aspinwall)BluebirdB624477173
11/12/1936Benny Goodman & His OrchestraParlophoneR 279429062
12/17/1936Phil Harris & His OrchestraHarmony1024LA1220
12/17/1936Phil Harris & His OrchestraOkeh6325LA1220
12/17/1936Phil Harris & His OrchestraVocalion3430LA1220
11/13/1940Benny Goodman & His OrchestraColumbia35820CO29062
03/04/1941Red FoleyDecca29494C93543
03/04/1941Red FoleyDecca5981C93543
1906Abyssiniastagestage originalinterpolated
Nobody - Bert Williams