Lyrics: First verse Oh ma Jennie Lou, Hurry, honey, do, Hear the Pickaniny band, Oh ma honey Lou, Come and listen to Sweetest music in the land Oh ma honey Lou, Oh, ma Lady Lou< Old Ketucky troups in tpwn to day, Mooch around a bit, With me it makes a hit, Hear them Pickaninies play.Chorus - Oh hurry hon', Oh hurry hon', Come and hear the ragtime grand Oh hurry hon', Oh hurry hon', That's the only music that I understand, It carries me back to old Virginia, and my home in that sunny Southern land, Can't you hear those drums, With their tumtetumtumtums, Oh hurry hon', Oh hurry hon' Come and hear the pickaniny band, Oh hurry band Second verse Better hurry Lou, What's a keepin' you, Come and see the big parade, I'm a tellin' you, They can go a few Hear that Schubert serenade Tell you what well do, I'll get seats for two, Old Kentucky's show we'll see tonight, Hear that minor strain, Ain't it a sweet refrain, Gee! I think it's outer sight. (Chorus)
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