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Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Sep-12 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Req. Songs about Buses
Subject: Lyr Add: GASOLINE GUS AND HIS JITNEY BUS
You can hear this song, sung by Billy Murray, at The Internet Archive.

I transcribed the following lyrics from the sheet music at MIT.


GASOLINE GUS AND HIS JITNEY BUS
Words and music by Byron Gay and Charley Brown
Los Angeles, CA: W. A. Quincke & Co., ©1915.

1. Did you ever hear the story? Did you ever hear the yarn? ('Bout what?)
'Bout Gasoline Gus?
He saved up a dollar and he borrowed twenty cents, (Then what?)
Bought a Jitney Bus.
His coffee mill was made of tin,
But tin was made to pack things in.
He hung a sign and it read thus:
"This is Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus."

CHORUS 1: Gus, Gus, Gasoline Gus,
Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus.
He packed 'em on the fenders and he packed 'em on the hood.
He packed 'em by the dozen and the other dozen stood.
From out the heap there came a cry:
"Please take that suitcase out o' my eye!"
Gus, Gus, Gasoline Gus,
Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus.

2. Did I tell you what he purchased? Did I tell you what he used? (Who used?)
Why, Gasoline Gus.
He bought a ton of dynamite; he bought a pint of gin, (For what?)
For his Jitney Bus.
"It's got a bigger kick than gasoline,"
Said Gus as he loaded his tin machine.
A lady said, "Don't go too far."
Said Gus, "It's not that kind of a car."

CHORUS 2: Gus, Gus, Gasoline Gus,
Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus.
He turned a dozen somersaults and then he looped the loop.
He made a bigger noise than the devil eating soup.
How far he went I quite forget,
But according to Hoyle he's not back yet!
Gus, Gus, Gasoline Gus,
Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus.

3. Do you want to hear the finish? Do you want to hear the end? ('Bout what?)
'Bout Gasoline Gus?
He bumped into the devil and he got the devil's goat, (With what?)
With his Jitney Bus.
The devil frowned, said, "Take him out
And let him ride my imps about."
In fifteen minutes big as life,
He was making love to the devil's wife!

CHORUS 3: Gus, Gus, Gasoline Gus,
Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus.
They telephoned the devil that his wifey had eloped
With a funny looking fellow in a funny little boat.
The devil never turned a hair.
He smiled and said, "They're a darned good pair."
Gus, Gus, Gasoline Gus,
Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus.