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Thread #99032   Message #4092884
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Feb-21 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Songs about Rabbits
Subject: Lyr Add: BLUES JUMPED A RABBIT (Noone/Page/Harris)
THE BLUES JUMPED A RABBIT
(Jimmie Noone)
As recorded by Jimmie Noone and His Orchestra, with vocal by Guy Kelly, on Decca (18439 A), 1936.

The blues jumped a rabbit, run him a solid mile.
Ah, the blues jumped a rabbit, run him a solid mile.
That poor fella lied down, was cryiní like a natural child.

[You can hear this recording at the Internet Archive.]


THE BLUES JUMPED THE RABBIT
(Oran Page)
As recorded by [Oran] ďHot LipsĒ Page and His Orchestra, with vocal by Page, on Commodore Classics in Swing (593 A), 1947.

When you lose your money, please donít lose your mind.
When you lose your woman, please donít mess with mine.

Well, the blues jumped the rabbit aní he ran him a solid mile.
Well, the blues jumped the rabbit, ran him a solid mile.
Well, the rabbit set down, crawled like a natural child.

Good as I treat you, baby, what you do canít be sound.
Good as I treat you, baby, way you treat me canít be sound.
You gonna give me my money, you stop runniní all around.

Hey, call me, baby; call me on the telephone.
Call me, baby; call me on the telephone,
ĎCause if I donít love you, baby, I love you betterín a honky(?) dog love a beggar(?) bone.

[You can hear this recording at the Internet Archive.]


MR. BLUES JUMPED THE RABBIT
(Wynonie Harris)
As recorded by Wynonie ďMr. BluesĒ Harris and His All-Stars on Aladdin Jazz Series (171A), 1947.

Mister Blues jumped the rabbit aní run him for one solid mile.
Yes, Mister Blues jumped the rabbit aní run him for one solid mile.
Well, the blues saw the rabbit, he cried like a baby child.

He said: Please, Mister Blues, donít treat Mister Rabbit so bad.
Please, Mister Blues, donít treat Mister Rabbit so bad.
Donít you know itís the first blues that Iíve ever had?

Yes, Mister Rabbit, heís learned his lesson at last.
Yes, Mister Rabbit, you learned your lesson at last.
You canít outrun the blues; you just canít run that fast.

Run, Mister Rabbit.
Run, Mister Rabbit.
Run, Mister Rabbit.
Run, Mister Rabbit.

Old Mister Rabbit, heís got the blues in the night.
Yes, old Mister Rabbit, heís got the blues in the night.
Yeah, I know how you feel; [my gal donít?] treat me right.

[You can hear this recording at the Internet Archive.]