Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

The Andrews Sisters

About Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" is a song which became a major hit for The Andrews Sisters and an iconic World War II tune. It reached number six on the U. S. pop singles chart in early 1941. The song is ranked No. 6 on Songs of the Century. Bette Midler's 1972 recording of the song also reached the top ten on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost out to "The Last Time I Saw Paris". The song is closely based on an earlier Raye-Prince hit, "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar," which is about a virtuoso boogie-woogie piano player.  


Year:
2014
103 Views
Playlists:
#1

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

He was a famous trumpet man
From old Chicago way
He had a boogie style
That no one else could play
He was the top man at his craft
But then his number came up
And he was gone with the draft
He's in the army now
Blowin' reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company be	

They made him blow a bugle
For his Uncle Sam
I really brought him down
Because he couldn't jam
The Captain seemed to understand
Because the next day the Cap'
Went out and drafted a band
And now the company jumps
When he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company be	

A-toot a-toot
A-toot diddle-ee-ada-toot
He blows it eight to the bar
In boogie rhythm
He can't blow a note
Unless the bass and guitar
Is playin' with 'I'm

He makes the company jump
When he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company be	

He was the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company be	
And when he plays boogie-woogie bugle
He's as busy as a bzz bee
And when he plays he makes the company jump
Eight to the bar
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company be	

Toot toot toot
Toot diddle-ee-ada-toot-diddle-ee-ada
Toot toot he blows it eight to the bar

He can't blow a note
If the bass and guitar
Isn't playin' with 'I'm

A-and the company jumps
When he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company be	

He puts the boys to sleep
With boogie every night
And wakes them up the same way
In the early bright
They clap their hands and stamp their feet
Because they know how he plays
When someone gives him a beat
He really breaks it up
When he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company be	

A-and the company jumps
When he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company be

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!


The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters were a highly successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia Andrews (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), soprano Maxene Angelyn Andrews (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews (born February 16, 1918). Throughout their long career, the sisters sold well over 75 million records (the last official count released by MCA Records in the mid-1970s). Their 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues. more »

FAVORITE (4 fans)

Written by: DON RAYE, HUGHIE PRINCE

Lyrics © THE SONGWRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 2 Aug. 2021. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/30718650/The+Andrews+Sisters>.

    Missing lyrics by The Andrews Sisters?

    Know any other songs by The Andrews Sisters? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

    9.7M
    109.7K     1,772

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    How many times the word "Yummy" appears on Justin Biber's Yummy hit?
    • A. 32
    • B. 12
    • C. 18
    • D. 25

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    The Andrews Sisters tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies in which is played

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

    »