Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar

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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 »


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1994
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In a little honky tonky village in Texas
There's a guy who plays the best piano by far
He can play piano any way that you like it
But the way he likes to play is eight to the bar
When he plays, it's a ball
He's the daddy of them all

The people gather around when he gets on the stand
Then when he plays, he gets a hand
The rhythm he beats puts the cats in a trance
Nobody there bothers to dance
But when he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler out, beat me daddy, eight to the bar

A plink, a plank, a plink plank, plink plank
A plunkin' on the keys
A riff, a raff, a riff raff, riff raff
A riffin' out with ease
And when he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler out, beat me daddy, eight to the bar

He plays a boogie, he plays eight to the bar
A boogie woogie, that is the way he likes to play on his piano
And we all know
That when he plays he puts them all in a trance
The cats all holler hooray
You'll hear them say, beat me daddy, eight to the bar

In a little honky tonky village in Texas
There's a guy who plays the best piano by far
When he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler, beat me up daddy, beat me daddy, eight to the bar

The people gather around when he gets up on the stand
Then when he plays, he gets a hand
The rhythm that he plays puts the cats in a trance
Nobody there ever bothers to dance
But when he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler out, beat me daddy, eight to the bar

A plink plink, a plank plank, a plink plank, plink plank
A plunkin' on the keys
A riff riff, a raff raff, a riff raff, riff raff
A riffin' out with ease 
But when he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler out, beat me daddy, eight to the bar

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Written by: Don Raye, Eleanor Whiteman Sheehy, Hughie Prince

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