Rag Mop

Johnnie Lee Wills, D. Anderson

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"Rag Mop" was a popular American song of the late 1940s-early 1950s. The song, a 12-bar blues, was written by Tulsa Western Swing bandleader Johnnie Lee Wills and steel guitarist Deacon Anderson and published in 1949. Considered a novelty song, the lyrics consisted mostly of spelling out the title of the song; because of the spelling used in the song, it is sometimes referred to as "Ragg Mopp". While Johnnie Lee Wills and his band recorded it for Bullet Records in 1950, the most popular version of this song was recorded by The Ames Brothers, and released by Coral Records as catalog number 60140. The song was part of a double-sided hit; the flip side was "Sentimental Me." The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 6, 1950 and lasted 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1. The song was re-released in 1951 by Coral as catalog № 60397, with the flip side "Hoop-Dee-Doo". The group re-recorded the song several times. The 1950 recording is considered an example of proto-rock and roll as it contained elements that would later go into the defining of the genre. 


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M
I say M-O
M-O-P
M-O-P-P
Mop
M-o-p-p 
Mop Mop Mop Mop

R
I say R-A
R-A-G
R-A-G-G
Rag
R-a-g-g M-O-P-P
Rag Mop

Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
R-a-g-g M-O-P-P
Rag Mop!

A
I say A-B
A-B-C
A-B-C-D
A-B-C-D-E
A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I

I say M-O
M-O-P
M-O-P-P
Mop
M-O-P-P
Mop Mop Mop Mop

R
I say R-A
R-A-G
R-A-G-G
Rag
R-a-g-g M-O-P-P
Rag Mop

Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-dah-dee-ah-dah
R-a-g-g M-O-P-P
Rag Mop!
Mop! Mop!

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Johnnie Lee Wills

Johnnie Lee Wills (September 2, 1912–October 25, 1984) was an American Western swing fiddler popular in the 1930s and 1940s. more »

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Written by: DEACON ANDERSON, JOHNNIE LEE WILLS

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