Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Timeless: Songs of a Century
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BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY (as recorded by Michelle Creber)

He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way

He had a boogie style that no one else could play

He was the top man at his craft

But then his number came up and he was gone with the draft

He's in the army now, a blowin' reveille

He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B


They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam

It really brought him down because he could not jam

The captain, seemed to understand

Because the next day the "cap" went out and drafted the band

And now the company jumps when he plays reveille

He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B


A root, a toot, a toodle-ee-ah-da toot

He blows eight to the bar, in boogie rhythm

He can't blow a note unless a bass and guitar is playin' with him

And the company jumps when he plays reveille

He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B

He was some boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B


When he plays boogie woogie bugle, he was busy as a busy buzzy bee

And when he played, he made the company jump eight to the bar

He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B

An-ah-da toodle-ee-ah-da, toodle-ee-ah-da, do doot

He blows it eight to the bar

He can't blow a note if a bass and guitar isn't with him

And the company jumps when he plays reveille

He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B


~ horn solo ~


He puts the boys to sleep with boogie every night

And wakes them up the same way in the early bright

They clap their hands and stamp their feet

'Cause they know how it goes when someone gives him a beat

Whoa whoa, he wakes them up when he plays reveille

The boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B


A root, a toot, a toodle-ee-ah-da toot toot toot

He's blowin' eight to the bar

Can't blow a note if a bass and guitar isn't, oh wham bam

And the company jumps when he plays reveille

He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of company B

Woah yeah