Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1919

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Tee-Oodle-Um-Bum-Bo

Words by B.G. De Sylva and Arthur J. Jackson

Music by George Gershwin

New York: T.B. Harms (1919)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Soon you will meet
Folks on the street,
And you’ll want to know the little tune
They croon,
I’m one who knows Just how it goes.
I will sing that little thing that
You’re missin’,
Now, listen:

[Chorus]
Tee-ood-le-um-bum-bo
That’s how it goes.
Tee-ood-le-um-bum-bo
The tune that grows
More chummy and hummy ev’ry day:
So snappy, each happy
Man and miss’ll
Learn to whistle
Tee-ood-le-um-bum-bo
And then you’ll see
No matter where you go
That tune will be.
I’ll bet you it gets you
When it becomes
The tune that ev’rybody hums
(hum)
The tune that ev’rybody hums.

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