Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Bette Midler version)[Backing Track]

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, backing track
Written by Don Raye and Hughie Prince
Originally performed by The Andrews Sisters in 1941
This version is as performed by Bette Midler, who recorded the song in 1972
Released in 1941, the song reached #6 on the pop singles chart in the U.S

Please note this video has been made for learning purposes only - we do not claim to own the right to any part of the song featured.

He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way,
He had a boogie style that no one else could play.
He was the top man of his craft
But then his number came up and he was gone with the draft.
He's in the army now a-blowin' reveille,
He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of company B.

They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam,
It really brought him down because he couldn't jam.
The captain seemed to understand
Because the next day the "cap" went out and drafted a band
And now the comp'ny jumps when he plays reveille,
He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of company B.

A toot! A toot! A toot diddle ahda toot.
He blows it eight to the bar in "boogie" rhythm.
He can't blow a note unless a bass and guitar is playin' with 'im.
He makes the comp'ny jump when he plays reveille,
He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of company B.

He puts the boys to sleep with "boogie" ev'ry night,
And wakes them up the same way in the early bright.
They clap their hands and stamp their feet
Because they know how he plays when someone gives him a beat,
He really breaks it up when he plays reveille,
He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of company B.

A toot! A toot! A toot diddle ahda toot.
He blows it eight to the bar in "boogie" rhythm.
He can't blow a note unless a bass and guitar is playin' with 'im.
He makes the comp'ny jump when he plays reveille,
He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of company B. "

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