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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