Lyrics: First verse Some folks got a habit for sleepin', Some folks got a habit to snore, But I got a habit for just one thing, That's struttin' on a ballroom floor. My own ""Sweetie"" saw me Fox-Trottin' at a swell affair; Got mad, bad and ev'rything, But I just said I don't care. I've Chorus got my habits on Lawd knows, it's on me good and strong Can't help it. When that trombone moans I forget about home. With something on my arms, Lookin' pretty, just a bunch of charms, Cute and witty, Can't you see I'm gettin' hot; Leader man, Don't you stop. Now, sure as you are born Dog gone I've got my habits onn. I got my habits on Ain't got a bunion or a corn My feet are haarmless, as a rule I'm a struttinn' ole fool. I cleans up in a hall, And I spreads my stuff at ev'ry ball Say I've got ‘em on the square, I am there; I'm a wang, I'm a bear. My shoes are out of paywn Dog gone I've got my habits on. Second verse Folks, I’m just a glutton for struttin’; No time have I had quite enough. I ‘spose I am something like “Sstrut Miss Lizzie,” crazy ‘bout the jazzy stuff. Ragtime music’s got ‘em, It’s appetizing to the brain. If jazz tunes are not allowed, To my feet they must explain. I’ve
First Patter Once I had a habit for “Walking the Dog,” Did the “Jack Rabbit” and “Sittin’ on the Log,” Sure got the habit to “Ball the Jack,” Even did a dance they called the “hammer and Tack.” Gimme little Shimmie, yes I’ve stepped them all; I used to do them down at the Strutters’ Ball. I’ve shined my shoes and slicked my clothes. Look out, for I’m on my dancing toes. I’ve
Second patter Sister’s got a habit, so has my brother. We’ve got a habit for something or other Dad’s got a habit, my Mammy too They’ve got a habit to beat me black and so blue. Uncle Hezikiah Obediah Burke Has a lazy habit always dodging work. A band passed where I worked today. My boss got sore when he heard me say. I’ve
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://220.127.116.11/cdm4/intro_harris.php