(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

by Mel Tormé

Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, known for his jazz singing. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, pianist, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the …




F you ever plan to motor west, 
Travel my way, take the highway that is best. 
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six. 

It winds from Chicago to LA, 
More than two thousand miles all the way. 
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six. 

Now you go through Saint Looey 
Joplin, Missouri, 
And Oklahoma City is mighty pretty. 
You see Amarillo, 
Gallup, New Mexico, 
Flagstaff, Arizona. 
Don't forget Winona, 
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino. 

Won't you get hip to this timely tip,
When you make that California trip 
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six. 

Won't you get hip to this timely tip,
When you make that California trip 
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six. 
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six. 
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.

Written by: Bob Troup

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