Harold Arlen, David Johansen Kickin' the Gong Around cover

Kickin' the Gong Around
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Dec 2, 2017

Kickin' the Gong Around Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
It was down in Chinatown,
All the cookies laid around,
Some were high and some were mighty low;
There were millions on the floor
When a knock came on the door,
And there stood old Smoky Joe.
Verse 2
He was sweatin', cold and pale,
He was lookin' for his frail,
He was broke and all his junk ran out,
Nobody made a sound,
As he stood and looked around,
And then you hear old Smoky shout
Verse 3
Saying, "Tell me where is Minnie?
My poor Minnie!
Has she been here,
Kicking the gong around?"
Verse 4
"If you don't know Minnie,
She's tall and skinny,
She gets her pleasure
Kicking the gong around!"
Verse 5
[Scat chorus]
Verse 6
"Just tell her Smoky Joe
Was here and had to go."
And as he departed,
The curtains parted,
And there stood Minnie
Kicking the gong around!

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