Two days in a row of found (read: not my) material. Slacker.
Thanks to Mophandl (who really knows his stuff) on the Trad Jazz group for this witty little number:
Doin' the (Uptown) Lowdown
1933 Music by Harry Revel, Lyric by Mac Gordon
Where do we get that music that puts that swing so hot in us?
Where is life, never dull, hum-drum or monotonous?
Hop a subway, hop a cab,
Shoot right up to Harlem
Where the population
Found a new sensation.
Screen celebs and stage satellites,
Social debs and High hat-ellites,
Masses, classes, Doin' the Uptown Lowdown.
Where they spend their semolians
Just to watch those Creolians
Skippin', hippin', Doin' the Uptown Lowdown.
You'll find laughter afer midnight,
That's their play-time.
What price, Yeah, man!
Bankers with their Cinderellatives,
List'ning to those hot hi-yellatives,
Up in Harlem, Doin' the Uptown Lowdown!