He was a famous trumpet man from old 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 A-toot, a-toot, a-toot-diddelyada
(And now three lovely ladies that are sending GI's hearts all over the World)
Ai, ai, ai, ai, ai Have you ever danced in the tropics? Well that girl's a fool With the Gaucho ????? Of the South American way, hey!
Ai, ai, ai, ai. ai Could you have ever kissed in the moon light If you never kissed Who knows what you've missed In the South American Way
Bei mir bist du schoen Please let me explain Bie mir bist du schoen means you're grand
Bei mir bist du schoen Again I'll explain It means you're the fairest in the land
I could say "bella, bella" Even say "wunderbar" Each language only helps me tell you How grand you are
I'll try to explain Bei mir bist du schoen So kiss me and say you'll understand
(Okay guys, grab your gal and hit the floor 'Cos here's that beat you've been waiting to swing to)
Who's the lovin' daddy with the beautiful eyes What a pair o' lips, I'd like to try 'em for size I'll just tell him, "Baby, won't you swing it with me" Hope he tells me, "Baby, what a wing it will be" So, I said politely "Darlin' may I intrude" He said "Don't keep me waitin' when I'm in the mood"
In the mood In the mood In the mood It didn't take me long to say "I'm in the mood now"
If you ever go down Trinidad They make you feel so very glad Calypso sing and make up rhyme Guarantee you one real good fine time
Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola Go down Point Koomahnah Both mother and daughter Workin' for the Yankee dollar
Oh, Tico Tico, tick Oh, Tico Tico, tock This Tico Tico, he's the cuckoo in my clock And when he says "Cuckoo" He means it's time to woo It's Tico time for all the lovers in the block
I've got a heavy date A tete-a-tete at eight So speak, oh Tico, tell me is it getting late? If I'm on time, cuckoo But, if I'm late, woo woo The one my heart is gone to may not want to wait
In Spain they say "Si, si" In France you hear "Oui, oui" Ev'ry little Dutch girl says "Ya, ya" Ev'ry little Russian says "Da, da"
La-la-la-la-da-da-da-da Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da Da-da-da-de-de-da-da De-da-da-da-da-da-da-da