Jump for Joy

by Nelson Riddle

Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid 1980s. His work for Capitol Records kept such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dea…




Fare thee well, land of cotton
Cotton lisle is out of style
Honey child
Jump for joy

Don't you grieve, little Eve
All the hounds I do believe
Have been killed
Ain't ya thrilled?

Jump for joy
Have you seen pastures groovy?
Green pastures was just a technicolor movie
When you stomp up to heaven and you meet old Saint Pete
Tell that boy

Written by: DUKE ELLINGTON, SID KULLER, PAUL WEBSTER, PAUL FRANCIS WEBSTER

Lyrics © GUY WEBSTER/WEBSTER MUSIC

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