G. I. Jive- Artist: Johnny Mercer as sung on "Remember the Forties-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy: Music Of the War Years-1943-44"- Capitol CDL 57268- charted by Mercer at # 11 in 1944- competing version by Louis Jordan hit # 1- Words and Music by Johnny MercerThis is the G. I. JiveMan aliveIt starts with the bugler blowin' reveille over your bed when you arriveJack, that's the G. I. JiveRoodley-tootJump in your suitMake a saluteBoot!!After you wash and dressMore or lessYou go get your breakfast in a beautiful little caf' they call "The Mess"Jack, when you convalesceOutta your seatInto the streetMake with the feetReet!!If you're a P-V-T, your dutyIs to salute to L-I-E-U-TBut if you brush the L-I-E-U-TThe M-P makes you K-P on the Q-TThis is the G. I. JiveMan aliveThey give you a private tank that features a little device called "fluid drive"Jack, after you reviveChuck all your junkBack in the trunkFall on your bunkClunk!!<instrumental interlude>This is the G. I. JiveMan aliveThey give you a private tank that features a little device called "fluid drive"Jack, if you still surviveChuck all your junkBack in the trunkFall on your bunkClunk!!Soon you're countin' jeepsBut before you count to fiveSeems you're right back diggin' that G. I. JiveTranscribed by Robin HoodThese lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned aboveand do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheetmusic, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets.
Louis Jordan (July 8, 1908 - February 4, 1975) was a pioneering African-American jazz and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", Jordan was highly popular with both black and white audiences in the later years of the swing era.
Jordan was one of the first black recording artists whose popularity crossed over into the mainstream white audience and who scored hits on both the "race" charts and the mainstream white pop charts. ... selengkapnya