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Cornet Man Lyrics

"Cornet Man" was written by Merrill, Bob/styne, Jule.
"Cornet Man" was written by Merrill, Bob/styne, Jule.

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Well, I just put the kids to sleep
And swept the shack
Took my sweet mans satchel down
And watched him pack

I said, "Darlin', while the stove still smolders
Unpin your woman's hair and rub her shoulders"
I threw myself across the doorway
Beggin', "Stay, sweet man, stay"

But there's more in my mans life
Than this old hag
Its jelly roll Morton and a shiny cornet
And jazzin' the rag

The lady ain't been born
Can take the place of a horn
With a cornet man
A-goin' where there's blowin'

Travelin' cornet man
Just anytime they call him
Hell leave his wife and kiddies
Sittin' with their tongues out

To play for peanuts in a dive
And blow his lungs out
Hell hop a choo-choo on a moments notice
To play some dates with Billy Bates

Or rag-time Otis
The lady ain't see light
Can give a horn a fair fight
With a cornet man

A rootin', shootin', ever-tootin' dapper Dan
Who carries in his satchel
A powder-blue Norfolk suit
A silver-plated wah-wah mute

There is whiskey, gamblin', each one is a curse
But I'm up against a devil that's worse
Yes, a horn is my thorn
My travelin' cornet man

Kill yourself
tell me about it! yeah, yeah

A powder-blue Norfolk suit
I said a silver-plated wah-wah mute
Oh, he's shy on height
He's short on weight

But he's the only man
Can make my coffee peculate
A dapper Dan
My cornet playin' man!

Songwriters
MERRILL, BOB/STYNE, JULE

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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