Play a Simple Melody

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Jo Stafford

Jo Elizabeth Stafford (November 12, 1917 – July 16, 2008) was an American singer of traditional pop music and occasional actress, whose career spanned four decades from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. She was admired by both critics and the listening public for the purity of her voice and was … more »

Won't you play some simple melody
Like my mother sang to me
One with a good old-fashioned harmony 
Play some simple melody

 Musical demon, set your honey a-dreamin',
Won't you play me some rag
Just change that classical nag to some sweet beautiful drag
If you will play from a copy of a tune 
That is choppy you'll get all my applause 
And that is simply because I wanna listen to rag

Play for me
That good old-fashioned harmony 
Oh, won't you play for me
A simple melody

Play from a copy of a tune that is choppy 
You'll get all of my applause because
I wanna rag it
 Ragtime melody


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