JITTERBUG JOE
(Richard Marshall)
DICK MARSHALL (CUCA 6311, 1963)

Let me tell you about a boy I know
They all call him Jitterbug Joe
He was tall, lean and thin
He had a lot of scars on his chin [*]
His hair was slick, like a horse's mane
Shone like a headlight on a train
Life to him was all rock 'n' roll
This kid called Jitterbug Joe

His highschool babe was awful
And they never dated through
When it come to dancing
He can do the boogie woogie
And be right in the blue
Won the price at the county fair
Could dance longer than anybody there
He goes to sleep on the end of the hoe'
This kid called Jitterbug Joe

Two years went by and then one day
Gossips met in the usual way
Met over gossip, old and new
A man walked up and said: How do you do?
Three black stripes were on his arm
A medal was pinned on his uniform
His eyes were clear and his voice was low
It was sergeant Jitterbug Joe

His highschool babe was awful
And they never dated through
When it come to dancing
He can do the boogie woogie
And be right in the blue
Won the price at the county fair
Could dance longer than anybody there
He goes to sleep at the end of the hoe'
This kid called Jitterbug Joe
Called Jitterbug Joe