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He
was a famous trumpet man from out 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 They

made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam It
really brought him down because he couldn't jam The
captain seemed to understand Because
the next day the cap' went out and drafted a band And
now the company jumps when he plays reveille He's
the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B A-toot

a-toot, a-toot-diddelyada-toot, He
blows it eight-to-the-bar in, boogie rhythm He
can't blow a note unless the bass and guitar is playin' with 'I'm He
makes the company jump when he plays reveille He's
the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B He

was some boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B And
when he plays the boogie woogie bugle he was busy as a "bzzz" bee And
when he plays he makes the company jump eight-to-the-bar He's
the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B Toot

toot toot-diddelyada Toot-diddelyada, toot-toot, He
blows it eight-to-the-bar He
can't blow a note if the bass and guitar isn't with 'I'm Ha-ha-hand
the company jumps when he plays reveille He's
the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B (Instrumental)

He

puts the boys to sleep with boogie every night And
wakes 'em up the same way in the early bright They
clap their hands and stamp their feet Because
they know how he plays when someone gives him a beat He
really breaks it up when he plays reveille He's
boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B Dat-da

da-do-do da-dup Dat-da
da-do-do da-dup Dat-da
da-do-do da-dup Dat-da
da-do-do da-dup Ha-ha-hand
the company jumps when he plays reveille He's
the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B



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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 2:58 am
    A famous bugler was drafted into the army during the peacetime draft put into effect by the roosevelt administration. His talents only allowed him to be the unfortunate one to perform the "wake-up call (reveille). " this "brought him down," and the captain took notice of it, so he "drafted a band," now "the company jumps" and the bugler's life is made easier. However, he is spoiled by ahving a band and "can't play a tune unless a bass and guitar are present. " i got this off of wikipedia.
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    UnregisteredJun 19, 2012 at 4:17 am
    My mother and two of her sisters used to sing this song when i was a very little girl. It was my favorite, and they sounded like the andrew sisters. Those were good days.
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    I really like the song and it is to fast for me but if it could be a bit different i would like it
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    UnregisteredApr 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    Back when i was in elementary school, we did this song and also did the dance to it in front of everyone, i nearly messes up o. O but i pulled through.
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    UnregisteredOct 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    I liked but its not the same as when you listen to it on the radio and some parts of the song didnt make sence.i think ist was better the way it was.

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