(Hep! Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive Lyrics

Cab Calloway


publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: Cab Calloway, Frank Froeba, Jack Palmer
album: Track 15 in album King of Hi-De-Ho: 1934-1947
release date: 1999-1-26
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length: 2:47
writer: Cab Calloway, Jack Palmer, Frank Froeba

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Cab Calloway King of Hi-De-Ho: 1934-1947 cover art
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Hep-hep!
De-boodle-de-ack, de-boodle-de-ackasaki!
Hep-hep!
Oh, rang-tang, te-dah-dah,
Hep-hep!
Gonna tell you 'bout the jumpin' jive,
Hep-hep!
Jim, jam, jump, the jumpin' jive;
Hep-hep!
Cats gonna beat out this mellow jive;
Hep-hep!
Beat it out on the mellow side.
Boy?
Whatcha gonna say there, gate?
Oh, boy!
Whatcha gonna say there, gate?
Palomar, Shalomar, Swanee shore,
Let me dig that jive once more,
Boy!
Lay it right on down to the gator.
Oh, boy!
Lay it flat as a gator.
Now, can't you hear those hepcats call,
Yeah!
Come on, boys, let's have a ball!
The jim, jam, jump on the jumpin' jive
Makes you dig your jive on the mellow side,
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
The jim, jam, jump is the solid jive
Makes you nine foot tall when you're four foot five,
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
Now, don't you be that ickeroo,
Get hep, come on and follow through,
Then you get your steady foo,
You make the joint jump like the gators do,
The jim, jam, jump on the jumpin' jive
Makes you like your eggs on the Jersey side,
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
The jim, jam, jumpin' jive
Makes you hep-hep on the mellow side!
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
The jim, jam, jump on the jumpin' jive,
Will make you dig your jive on the mellow side,
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
The jim, jam, jump, the solid jive
Makes you nine foot tall when you're four foot five,
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
Now, don't you be that ickeroo,
Get hep, come on and follow through,
Then you get your steady foo,
You make the joint jump like the gators do,
The jim, jam, jump on the jumpin' jive
Makes you like your eggs on the Jersey side,
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
The jim, jam, jumpin' jive,
Makes you hep-hep on the mellow side;
Hep-hep!
Hep-hep!
(Scat singing)
Now, I've told you 'bout the jumpin' jive,
The jim, jam, jump, the jumpin' jive,
I know you dug this mellow jive,
Oh, you dig it on the mellow side.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Minnie the Moocher
  • 2 Honey Dripper
  • 3 The Hi-De-Ho Man
  • 4 St. James Infirmary
  • 5 Hey Now, Hey Now
  • 6 The Calloway Boogie
  • 7 San Francisco Fan
  • 8 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  • 9 Jungle King (You Ain't Done a Doggone Thing)
  • 10 Oh Grandpa
  • 11 Two Blocks Down, Turn to the Left
  • 12 A Chicken Ain't Nothing but a Bird
  • 13 Pluckin' the Bass
  • 14 Hoy-Hoy
  • 15 (Hep! Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive
  • 16 Abu Gezunt (A Bee Gezindt)
  • 17 Fifteen Minutes Intermission
  • 18 Everybody Eats When They Come to My House
  • 19 I Want to Rock
  • 20 My Gal
  • 21 I Ain't Got Nobody (and Nobody Cares for Me)
  • 22 I'll Be Around
  • 23 Nagasaki
  • 24 Weakness