Button Up Your Overcoat
Follow Thru, (1928)
Lew Brown/B. G. De Sylva (w), Ray Henderson (m)
Button Up Your Overcoat
1928
English
Lew Brown
B. G. De Sylva
Ray Henderson
Follow Thru
stage
1929
VERSE
Listen big boy,
Now that I've got you made
Goodness but I'm afraid
Something's going to happen to you.
Listen big boy,
You've got me hooked and how.
I would die if I should lose you now!
REFRAIN 1
Button up your overcoat when the wind is free.
Take good care of yourself, you belong to me.
Eat an apple every day. Get to bed by three.
Take good care of yourself, you belong to me.
Be careful crossing streets -- ooh, ooh!
Don't eat meats -- ooh, ooh!
Cut out sweets -- ooh, ooh!
You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum.
Keep away from bootleg hooch when you're on a spree.
Take good care of yourself, you belong to me.
BRIDGE
Don't step on hornet's tails -- ooh, ooh!
Or on nails -- ooh, ooh!
Or third rails. -- ooh, ooh!
You'll get a pain and ruin your tum-tum.
REFRAIN 2
Button up your overcoat when the wind is free.
Take good care of yourself, you belong to me.
Wear your flannel underwear when you climb a tree.
Take good care of yourself, you belong to me.
Steer clear of frozen ponds, -- ooh, ooh!
Peroxide blonds, -- ooh, ooh!
Stocks and bonds. -- ooh, ooh!
You'll get a pain, and ruin your bank roll.
Take the spoon out of your cup when you're drinking tea.
Take good care of yourself, you belong to me.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Elsie ButlerBanner63658650
Benny StrongCapitol718
Majestic Dance OrchestraPathé Actuelle36941108628
Gloria GeerPerfect12524
Mindy CarsonRCA Victor20-4039
Les BackerVocalion15791MP9
01/12/1929Buddy Golden & His Michigan.WolverinesHarmony855-H147776
01/12/1929Buddy Golden & His Michigan.WolverinesSupertone1011P147776
01/12/1929Buddy Golden & His Michigan.WolverinesVelvet Tone1855-V147776
01/18/1929Ben Bernie & His OrchestraBrunswick4204-E29129
01/21/1929Zelma O'Neal / Al Goodman OrchestraBrunswick4207-E29078
01/23/1929Waring's PennsylvaniansVictor21861-48817
01/25/1929Paradise Club OrchestraConqueror73188498
01/25/1929Oriole Dance OrchestraOriole1505-8498
01/25/1929Imperial Dance OrchestraRegal8740-8498
01/30/1929Helen KaneVictor21863-A49698
02/05/1929Majestic Dance OrchestraPerfect15122108628
02/08/1929Paul Whiteman & His OrchestraColumbia1736-DW147926
02/09/1929Hollywood Dance OrchestraBanner63148498
03/08/1929Vincent RichardsCameo90933699
03/08/1929Vincent RichardsRomeo8953699
03/11/1929Ruth EttingColumbia1762-DW148029
03/14/1929Patsy Young (Annette Hanshaw)Harmony878-H148076
03/14/1929Patsy Young (Annette Hanshaw)Velvet Tone1878-V148076
03/15/1929Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, v. Smith BallewOkeh41210-401716
04/01/1929Joe Morris & His OrchestraChampion15717X2205
04/01/1929University OrchestraGennett6815X2205
04/01/1929Baltimore Bell-HopsSupertone9384X2205
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1929Follow Thrustagestage originalintroduced
1930Follow Thrufilmreused
1946Margiefilmfilm originalinterpolated
1954The Best Things In Life Are Freefilmfilm originalinterpolated
1975Good Newsstagestage revivalinterpolated
1993Good News!stagestage revivalinterpolated
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