In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening: Johnny Mercer

Sue wants a barbecue,
Sam wants to boil a ham,
Grace votes for Bouillabaisse stew.
Jake wants a weeny bake,
Steak and a layer cake,
He’ll get a tummy ache too.
We’ll rent a tent or tepee.
Let the town crier cry.
And if it’s RSVP This is what I’ll reply:

In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell ’em I’ll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Better save a chair
When the party’s gettin’ a glow on
And singin’ fills the air
In the shank of the night
When the doin’s are right
You can tell ’em I’ll be there

“Whee” said the bumblebee,”
“Let’s have a jubilee”
“When?” said the prairie hen, “Soon?”
“Sure” said the dinosaur.
“Where?” said the grizzly bear,
“Under the light of the moon?”
“How `bout ya, brother jackass?”
Ev’ryone gaily cried,
“You comin’ to the fracas?”
Over his specs he sighed:

In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell ’em I’ll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Slickem on my hair.
When the party’s gettin’ a glow on
And singin’ fills the air
If I ain’t in the clink,
And there’s sumpin’ to drink,
You can tell ’em I’ll be there

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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