Who Sang Ja-Da? Al Hirt

Release information
Release Date: 1963
Genre: Jazz
Style: Dixieland
length: 2:44
producer: Stephen H. Sholes
conductor: Marty Paich
arranger: Marty Paich
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
You've heard all about your raggy melody
Everything from opera down to harmony
But I've a little song that I will sing to you
It's gonna win you through and through
There ain't much to the words but the music is grand
And you'll be a-singing it to beat the band
You've heard of the tisket and tasket it's true
But give a little listen to this will you?

Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da
Jing, Jing, Jing
Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da
Jing, Jing, Jing
That's a funny little bit of melody
It's so soothing and appealing to me
It goes Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da
Jing, Jing, Jing

Our bands have been digging back for tunes to be sung
Operas and nursery rhymes have been overdone
I dug a little deeper and I found this thing
It's ragtime but it still can swing
It ain't a turkeytrot or a shimmey onestep
But when grandma danced to it
She thought she was hep
It still is a ditty
I'm sure you will find
Will keep a runnin' 'round and around your mind

Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da
Jing, Jing, Jing
Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da
Jing, Jing, Jing
That's a funny little bit of melody
It's so soothing and appealing to me
It goes Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da
Jing, Jing, Jing

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Clarinet Marmalade
  • 2 Ol' Man River
  • 3 New Orleans
  • 4 Panama
  • 5 The Birth of the Blues
  • 6 Ja-Da
  • 7 Wolverine Blues
  • 8 Oh Dem Golden Slippers
  • 9 When the Saints Go Marching In
  • 10 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  • 11 Muskrat Ramble
  • 12 Dear Old Southland