Bob White
(Watcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
Johnny Mercer (w), Bernie Hanighan (m)
Bob White
Johnny Mercer (w)
Bernie Hanighan (m)
Mister Bob,
Don't you know things have changed?
You're behind time
With the melody you always sing;
All the birds
Have their songs rearranged.
Better get smart-
Whatcha gotta do today is swing!
I was talkin' to the whip-poor-will;
He says you got a corny trill,
Bob white!
Whatcha gonna swing tonight?
I was talkin' to the mockingbird;
He says you are the worst he's heard,
Bob White!
Whatcha gonna swing tonight?
Even the owl
Tells me you're foul,
Singin' those lullaby notes.
Don't be a bringdown-
If you can swing down,
Gimme those high notes!
There's a lotta talk about you, Bob,
And they're sayin' you're off the cob.
Fake it, Mister B,
Take it, follow me,
Bob White!
You're gonna break it up tonight!
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