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Jamboree Jones

Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers, Jo StaffordInvalid date

Jamboree Jones Lyrics


Jamboree Jones - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers/Jo Stafford

I'll begin the story

Out in West Virginia

Is a little college


All the student body

Only cared for football

Never mind the knowledge


Never mind the sheepskin

They preferred the pigskin

Seemed to have it in their bones


They knew all about it

Couldn't do without it

All except a certain Mr Jamboree Jones


And he played the clarinet with all his might


He studied night and day he practiced day and night


No runnin' up the field for Mr Jones


He'd rather run up the scale and down the scale


What tones


Even though his buddies

Always cut their studies

To attend the rallies


While they all were rootin'

You could hear him tootin'

What's become of Sally


How they used to hate him

Co-eds wouldn't date him

Thought he was an awful bore


Oh but he liked his rhythm

More than being with 'em

So he'd only turn in

For to practice some more


And meanwhile the team marched on to greater fame


Till they were asked to play that famous Rose Bowl game


And on that day of days the students beamed


What did they do when the team marched on the scene


They screamed


Startin' from the kick-off

They pulled every trick off

But they couldn't win it


Instead of goin' forwards

They were goin' backwards

'Bout a mile a minute


Seein' their position

They called intermission

And they heard the referee say

Hey seventeen to nothin'

Ain't exactly nothin'

And you've only got about a minute to play


And then from the stand there came a distant wail


And it was Jamboree a-swingin' "Hold 'em Yale"


And then the students all began to yell


The players marched up the field

And down the field pell mell


Now on a certain West Virginia hill


There stands that college still


Just as it always will


And there's a picture in the hall of fame


You'll find the boy in the frame who won the game


Jamboree Jones was the gentleman's name


Jamboree Jones was the gentleman's name