Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra, Jack Teagarden, Paul Whiteman, Johnny Mercer The Old Music Master cover

The Old Music Master
by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra, Jack Teagarden, Paul Whiteman & Johnny Mercer

The Old Music Master Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
One night long ago by the light of the moon,
An old music master sat composing a tune,
His spirit was soaring and his heart full of joy,
When right out of nowhere stepped a little coloured boy.
Verse 2
You gotta jump it, music master,
You gotta play that rhythm faster,
You're never gonna get it played
On the Happy Cat Hit Parade.
Verse 3
You better tell your friend Beethoven,
And Mister Reginald De Koven
They better do the same as you,
Or they're gonna be corny too.
Verse 4
Long about nineteen seventeen
Jazz'll come upon the scene,
Then about nineteen thirty-five
You'll begin to hear swing,
Verse 5
Boogie Woogie and Jive,
You gotta show that big broadcaster
That you're a solid music master,
And you'll achieve posterity,
Verse 6
That's a bit of advice from me.
The old music master simply sat there amazed,
As wide-eyed and open-mouthed he gazed and he gazed
How can you be certain little boy, tell me how?
Verse 7
Because I was born, my friend,
A hundred years from now.
He hit a chord that rocked the spinet
And disappeared into the infinite,
Verse 8
And up until the present day,
You can take it from me,
He's as right as can be,
Ev'rything has happened that-a-way.

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