Small Change

Small Change

Jitterbug Boy

Well I'm a jitterbug boy
by the shoe-shine resting on my laurels
and my Hardy's too
life of Riley on the swing shift
girls follow my drift
once upon a time I was
in show biz too

I seen the Brooklyn Dodgers
playin at Ebbets Field
seen the Kentucky Derby too
It's fast women, slow horses,
I'm reliable sources
and I'm holding up a lamp post
if you want to know

I' seen the Wabash Cannonball
buddy, I've done it all

because I slept with the lions
and Marilyn Monroe
had breakfast in the eye
of a hurricane
fought Rocky Marciano
played Minnesota Fats
Burned hundred dollar bills

I eaten Mulligan stew
Got drunk with Louis Armstrong
what's that old song
I taught Mickey Mantle
everything he knows

and so you'll ask me
what I'm doin here
holdin up a lamp-post
flippin this quarter
trying to make up my mind
and if it's heads I'll go to
Tennessee, and tails I'll buy a drink
If it lands on the edge
I'll keep talkin to you