Lyrics: First verse Old Man Jazz has just arrived in town, Ev'ry little thing is up side down, Ev'ry body's got a lot of pep, All the young and old begin to step No one cares a bit about his rep Bring on the Band! Old Man Jazz, just weke ‘em up Old Man Jazz just shake ‘em up, Play a flock of wicked blues for Mary Ann and Jimmie They will start to shiveree and shake the shimmie Old Man Jazz, The music's great, Old Man Jazz, Don't hesitate, Ev'ry body likes to do the Razz-ma-Tazz, Old Man Jazz. Chorus Some Jazz! Old Man Jazz has gone a way from town, That's why ev'ry body wears a frown. No more pretty rags or mean old blues, Better put away your dancing shoes, Guess he's gone away with Mister Booze! That's all there is! Second verse Listen to that moaning Saxophone, Hear that fellow play that Slide Trombone, Watch the busy Drummer throw his sticks, See the little Fiddler do his tricks Now the whole “She-bang” begins to mix I’ll say she’s wild! Old Man Jazz, just treat em rough, Old Man Jazz, they like the stuff, Ev’ry time the band begins to play those funny blue notes Ev’ry body in the hall will sway like “U” boats Old Man Jazz, You’ve made a hit, Old Man Jazz, Don’t dare to quit, No one else can lay a rag so pretty as Old Man Jazz.
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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://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php