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"Don't Bring Lulu" ~ Frederick Hodges vocal with Adam Swanson at the piano~ June 2009

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Uploaded on Jun 8, 2009

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Frederick Hodges really perked up the audience with this lively tune from the past with some fresh new lyrics.

Frederick Hodges ~ Vocal & Piano
Adam Swanson ~ Piano
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards ~ String Bass

This was filmed at the after hours party one evening at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in June 2009. It was a wonderful festival as usual!
I hope you can be there next year!

There is no limit to the lyrics that have been dreamed up by folks over the years, but here are the original ones.
DON'T BRING LULU
(Lew Brown / Billy Rose / Ray Henderson)

Ernest Hare & Billy Jones - 1925
Billy Murray -1925
Van & Schenck - 1925


Your presence is requested, wrote little Johnny White,
But with this invitation, there is a stipulation,
When you attend this party, you'll be treated right, but
There's a wild and wooly woman you boys can't invite, now......

You can bring Pearl, she's a darn nice girl, but don't bring Lulu.
You can bring Rose with the turned up nose, but don't bring Lulu.
Lulu always wants to do, what we boys don't want her to,
When she struts her stuff around, London bridge is falling down,
You can bring cake or Porterhouse steak, but don't bring Lulu.
Lulu gets blue and she goes cuckoo like the clock on the shelf,
She's the kind of smartie who breaks up every party,
Hullabalooloo, don't bring Lulu, I'll bring her myself.

We all went to the party, real high-toned affair,
Then along came Lulu, wild as any Zulu,
She started into Charleston, and how the boys did stare, but
When she did the hula-hula, then she got the air, now......

You can bring Pearl, she's a darn nice girl, but don't bring Lulu.
You can bring Rose with the turned up nose, but don't bring Lulu.
Lulu always wants to do, what we boys don't want her to,
When she struts her stuff around, London bridge is falling down,
You can bring cake or Porterhouse steak, but don't bring Lulu.
Lulu gets blue and she goes cuckoo like the clock on the shelf,
She's the kind of smartie who breaks up every party,
Hullabalooloo, don't bring Lulu, I'll bring her myself.


_ May June 2009 06/09

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