Clap Yo' Hands

by Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and int…




Come on, you children, gather around,
Gather around, you children.
And we will lose that evil spirit
Called the voodoo.
Nothin' but trouble, if he has found

If he has found you, children,
But you can chase the hoodoo
With the dance that you do.
Let me lead the way.
Jubilee today!
He'll never hound you,
Stamp on the ground, you children!
Come on!

Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Everybody come along and join the Jubilee!
Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Don t you lose time! Don't you lose time!
Come along-it's shake yo' shoes time
Now for you and me!
On the sands of time
You are only a pebble,
Remember, trouble must be treated
Just like a rebel,
Send him to the Debble!
Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Everybody come along and join the Jubilee!

Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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