Darktown Strutters' Ball
I've got some good news, honey An invitation to the Darktown Ball It's a very swell affair All the "high-browns" will be there I'll wear my high silk hat and frock tail coat You wear your Paris gown and your new silk shawl There ain't no doubt about it babe We'll be the best dressed in the hall I'll be down to get you in a taxi, honey You better be ready about half past eight Now dearie, don't be late I want to be there when the band starts playing Remember when we get there, honey The two-steps I'm goin' to have 'em all Goin' to dance out both my shoes When they play the "Jelly Roll Blues" Tomorrow night, at the Darktown Strutter's Ball We'll meet our hightoned neighbors An exhibition of the "Baby Dolls" And each one will do their best Just to outclass the rest And there'll be dancers from ev'ry foreign land The classic, buck and wing, and the wooden clog We'll win that fifty dollar prize When we step out and "Walk The Dog"
Written by: SHELTON BROOKS
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