Rhythm Is Our Business

by donnie joe's American Swing

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1.
Baby, baby it looks like it's gonna hail Baby, baby it' looks like it's gonna hail You better come inside Let me teach you how to jive and wail Chorus You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail away! Papa's in the icebox lookin' for a can of ale Papa's in the icebox lookin' for a can of ale Mama's in the backyard learning how to jive and wail Chorus A woman is a woman and a man ain't nothin' but a male A woman is a woman and a man ain't nothin' but a male One good thing about him He knows how to jive and wail Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a pail Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a pail Jill stayed up, she wants to learn how to jive and wail Chorus (repeat)
2.
I don`t want French fried potatoes, Red ripe tomatoes, I`m never satisfied. I want the frim fram sauce with the Ausen fay And chafafa on the side. I don`t want pork chops and bacon, That won`t awaken My appetite inside. I want the frim fram sauce with the Ausen fay And chafafa on the side. A boy’s really got to eat And a boy he should eat right. Fives going to get you ten I`m gonna feed myself right tonight. I don`t want fish cakes and rye bread, Listen to what I said. Waiter, please serve it deep fried I want the frim fram sauce with the Ausen fay And chafafa on the side. A boy’s really got to eat And a boy he should eat right. Fives going to get you ten I`m gonna feed myself right tonight. I don`t want fish cakes and rye bread, Didn’t you hear what I said. And waiter please serve it deep fried I want the frim fram sauce with the Ausen fay And chafafa on the side. I want the frim fram sauce with the Ausen fay And chafafa … Chafafa on the side.
3.
Caldonia 02:51
Walking with my baby She’s got great big feet She’s long lean and lanky Ain’t had nothing to eat But she’s my baby And I love her just the same I’m Crazy ‘bout that woman and Caldonia is her name Caldonia, Caldonia What makes your big head so hard I love you, I love you just the same I’m crazy ‘bout that woman and Caldonia is her name Oh yeah, You know, my momma She told me to leave that Caldonia alone, She said, Boy stay away from that girl. She ain’t nooo good for ya, But my momma just didn’t what Caldonia was putting down And not just in the Laundromat So I’m taking myself back up to Caldonia’s house To ask her just one more time Caldonia, Caldonia What makes your big head so hard
4.
She wants a big butter and egg man A great big butter and egg man From way out West She sick and tired Of working hard all day She wants a man with money So she can just lay away and play all day Well them fancy clothes They’ll never be mine From what she told me just the other day I hope she don’t change She don’t change her mind ‘Cause she wants A great big butter and egg man A great big butter and egg man Well I hope she don’t make me beg man Cause I’m a great big butter and egg man From way out West
5.
Headin' for the station with a pack on my back, I'm tired of transportation in the back of hack, I love to hear the rhythm of the clickity clack, And hear the lonesome whistle, See the smoke from the stack, And pal around with democratic fellows named Mac So take me right back to the track, Jack! Chorus Choo choo, choo choo, ch’boogie! Woo woo, ooh ooh, ch'boogie! Choo choo, choo choo, ch’boogie! Take me right back to the track, Jack! You reach your destination, but alas and alack! You need some compensation to get back in the black, You take your morning paper from the top of the stack, And read the situation from the front to the back, The only job that's open needs a man with a knack, So put it right back in the stack, Jack! Chorus I’m gonna settle down by the railroad track, And live the life of Riley in a beaten-down shack, So when I hear a whistle I can peak through the crack, And watch the train a rollin' when they're ballin' the jack, I love the rhythm of the clickity clack, So, take me right back to the track, Jack! Chorus
6.
I can't give you anything but love…baby That's the only thing there’s plenty of...baby Dream a while...scheme a while You're sure to find.... Happiness and I guess All those things you've pined for Gee I love to see you lookin' swell…baby Diamond bracelets Woolworths' doesn't sell...baby Till that lucky day, you know darn well…baby I can't give you anything but love Gee I love to see you lookin' swell…baby Diamond bracelets Woolworths' doesn't sell...baby Till that lucky day, you know darn well … You’re my baby I can't give you anything but love
7.
Kansas City 04:29
Well, going to Kansas City Kansas City Here I Come Going to Kansas City Kansas City Here I Come They got the crazy little women there And I’m going to get me one Going to be standing on the corner Of 12 St and Vine Standing on the corner Of 12 St and Vine With my Kansas City baby And a bottle of Kansas City wine I might take a boat I might take a plane And if I gotta swim Lord I’m going just the same Over to Kansas City Kansas City Here I Come They got the crazy little women there And I’m going to get me one Come on Tamasin go get me one! If I stay in this town I know I’m going to die Gotta find a friendly city Lord and that’s the reason why I’m going to Kansas City Kansas City Here I Come They got the crazy little women there And I’m going to get me one I might take a boat I might take a plane And if I gotta swim Lord I’m going just the same Over to Kansas City Kansas City Here I Come Crazy little women there And I’m going to get me one Come on girls let’s all go get one!
8.
Well this here’s a true story From when I was a much younger Let’s say, not such a wise man You see, me and my old lady, Yeah my old lady and me, We had had a falling out. So I told her you go get someone else if you think you can, And I was gone without a shadow of a doubt. But things got rough as they usually do And I came crawling back late one night 'round 12 o'clock Well I pulled my key out of my right front pocket But my key wouldn't fit the lock. Well the key went in, but it wouldn’t turn around And as I pulled it out I could see my old lady peeping at me Though them front window curtains, And she began to shout She said ... You got the right key baby, but the wrong keyhole We never get along boy to save our soul So I went on down to that hardware store And I bought a new lock for our front door I got a new man honey, and he’s so much better than you. He starts his loving right where yours used to get through. So I’m going to blow you a kiss as you leave My door, Cause that key ain’t going to work in my lock no more You got the right key baby, But you're working it in the wrong keyhole. You got the right key baby, but the wrong keyhole We never got along boy to save our soul So I went on down to that hardware store And I bought a new lock for our front door I got a new man baby, so much better than you. He starts his loving right where yours used to get through. So I’m going to blow you a kiss while you leave My door, Cause that key ain’t going to work in my lock no more You got the right key baby, Working in the wrong keyhole. Shoop bop do bop ... You got the right key baby, wrong keyhole We never got along now to save our soul She went on down to that hardware store And she bought a new lock for our front door Got the right key baby, the wrong Keyhole We never got along now to save out soul Well them brown haired women, they look so fine But they’re never going to replace that blonde of mine Got the right key, working in the wrong keyhole
9.
Chorus Everyday, Everyday I have the Blues Everyday, Everyday I have the Blues And you see me worrying ‘Cause it’s you I hate to lose Nobody loves me, Ain’t nobody seem to care Nobody loves me, And ain’t nobody seems to care Speaking of bad luck and trouble Well you know I’ve had my share Chorus I’m going to pack my suitcase, and move on down the line I’m going to pack my suitcase, and move on down the line And there’ll be nobody worrying, No there won’t be nobody crying Chorus Everyday, Everyday I have the Blues Everyday, Everyday I have the Blues And you see me crying ‘Cause it’s you I hate to lose
10.
Just a gigolo And everywhere I go People know the part this cat's playing I’m paid for every dance Selling sweet romance But oooh what are they saying Well there will come a day My youth’s a passing away What will they say about me When the end comes I know They'll say just a gigolo Life goes on without me 'Cause ... I ain’t got nobody Nobody cares for me I'm so sad and lonely Won't some sweet mama come and take a chance on me ‘Cause I aint so bad Well I’ll give you good lovin’ baby All of the time If you’ll just promise to be that Sweet lovin’ baby o' mine I ain't got nobody Nobody cares for me
11.
Rhythm is our business, rhythm’s what we sell Rhythm is our business, and business sure is swell Now if you got the blues, rhythm's what you need ‘Cause if you got rhythm you're sure to succeed now Rhythm is our business, and rhythm’s what we sell She plays saxophone in the band (in the band) Yeah, Tamasin plays the sax in the band (in the band) And when she goes up that scale Zoo bop, Shoo doop … She can really wail now She’s that fiddle gal in the band (in the band) Yeah, Heulwen plays that fiddle in the band (in the band) And when she rosins up her bow Man oh man, she can go cat go now He's the piano man in the band (in the band) Yes Gareth Hall’s got 10 fingers on each hand (on each hand) And he know such a fine way To make his roland sound like a Steinway now He’s the bass man in the band (in the band) Yeah, Ashley-John Long slaps that bass with his hands (with his hands) And when he plucks on those strings Happiness to you he brings now He's the drummer man, in the band (in the band) Yes Greg plays them skins, with his hands (with his hands) And when he picks up them sticks The boys in the band they all play hot licks now (Hip Hop!) Now Basie, Woody, Duke and Stan Boy their music it sure was grand They played it cool and they played it hot And we all loved their sounds a lot Now we’re donnie joe’s American Swing And your toes will start tapping when we do our thing So stand on up and watch us go We’re getting ready to blow Yeah, this band can really go to town When we start a Swingin’ can’t hold us down now Rhythm is our business and Rhythm’s what we sell
12.
Come on everybody, Let’s have some fun You only live once, And when you’re dead you’re done So let the good times roll (let the good times roll!) Let the good times roll (let the good times roll!) I don’t care if you’re young or old Let’s get together and let the good times roll Don’t sit there mumblin’ Talkin’ all trash If you want to have a ball, You gotts to spend some cash And let the good times roll (let the good times roll!) Let the good times roll (let the good times roll!) I don’t care if you’re young or old Let’s get together and let the good times roll Hey Mr Landlord, Lock up all the doors If the Police come knockin’ Just tell em the joints a closed And let the good time roll (let the good times roll!) Yeah, let the good times roll (let the good times roll!) I don’t care if you’re young or old Let’s get together and let the good times roll Hey Everybody, donnie joe’s here to sing I gotta dollar and a quarter and I’m raring to swing Come on everybody, ‘Cause talk is cheap I gotts a 50 pents more than I’m going to keep So let the good times roll (let the good times roll!) Yeah, let the good times roll (let the good times roll!) I don’t care if you’re young or old Let’s get together and let the good times roll It don’t matter if it’s a rainy weather Birds of a feather gots to stick together Get yourself under control, Let get together and let the Good times roll!

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donnie joe’s American Swing
Rhythm Is Our Business

Recorded Live At JunkYard Studios, Newport, Wales, UK
10 April & 14 May 2016

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released May 3, 2017

Don ‘donnie joe’Sweeney - Guitar & Vocals
Heulwen Thomas - Fiddle & Vocals
Tamasin Reardon - Alto Saxophone
Gareth Hall - Piano & Vocals
Ashley-John Long - Upright Bass
Greg Evans - Drums & Vocals

All songs arranged by Don ‘donnie joe’ Sweeney

Produced by FeelGood Music & Don ‘donnie joe’ Sweeney
Executive Producers - Jamie Young & Gareth Hall
Engineering and Mastering - Jamie Young

CD cover design: Don ‘donnie joe’ Sweeney
photography: Jessy Zee Creative @jessyzeecreative
illustration ‘impressionist instruments’ by Amber Mae Sweeney
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Swinging jazz, Witty tunes, Infectious rhythms, and Poignant songs; donnie joe's American Swing brings them all together for the best of the 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s. Music with a beat that will surely put a smile on your face, get your toes tapping, and make you feel like dancing. ... more

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