Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy

 

Written by:  Henry Stone

Written by:  Jack Stapp

Arranged By:  Axel Stordahl

Originally made famous by:  Red Foley

From the Album:  The Best Of The Columbia Years

Label:  Columbia Records

Recorded:  January 12, 1950

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Have you ever passed the corner of Forth and Grand?

Where a little ball o' rhythm has a shoe-shine stand

People gather 'round and they clap their hands

He's a great big bundle o' joy

He pops the boogie woogie rag

The Chattanoogie shoe-shine boy

 

He charges you a nickel just to shine one shoe

He makes the oldest kind o' leather look like new

You feel as though you wanna dance when he gets through

He's a great big bundle o' joy, he pops the boogie woogie rag

The Chattanoogie shoe-shine boy

 

It's a wonder that the rag don't tear. the way he makes it pop

You ought to see him fan the air

With his hoppity-hippity-hippity-hoppity-hoppity-hippity-hop

 

He opens up for business when the clock strikes nine

He likes to get up early when they're feelin' fine

Everybody gets a little rise 'n shine, with the great big bundle o' joy

He pops the boogie woogie rag, the Chattanoogie shoe-shine boy

 

(instrumental break)

 

It's a wonder that the rag don't tear, the way he makes it pop

Just listen to him fan the air, here he goes!

He opens up for business when the clock strikes nine

He likes to get up early when they're feelin' fine

Everybody gets a little rise 'n shine, with the great big bundle o' joy

He pops the boogie woogie rag, the Chattanoogie shoe-shine boy

The Chattanoogie shoe-shine boy.