Shine

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. more »

'Cause my hair is curly 
Just because my teeth are pearly 
Just because I always wear a smile 
Like to dress up in the latest style

'Cause I'm glad I'm livin'
I take these troubles all with a smile 
Just because my color's shady 
That's the difference, maybe, why they call me

Shine, sway your bluesies 
Why don't you shine?
 Start with your shoesies  Shine each place up, make it look like new
 Shine your face up; I want to see you wear a smile or two

Why don't you shine your these and thoseies?
You'll find everything gonna turn out right fine
 Folks will shine up to ya
Everybody's gonna howdy doody do-ya
You'll make the whole world shine 

Oh, chocolate drop, that's me

'Cause my hair is curly (man's got curly hair)
Now just because my teeth are pearly (also got pearly teeth)
Just because I always wear a smile (oh, keep on smiling)
Like to dress us, babe, in the latest style

'Cause I'm glad I'm livin'
I take these troubles all with a smile 
Now just because my color's shady (you's a shady baby)
That's the difference, maybe, why they call me

 Shine away your bluesies 
Shine, start with your shoesies 
You'll make the whole world shine

Written by: CECIL MACK, FORD DABNEY, LEW BROWN

Lyrics © SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.

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