Who Sang Makin' Whoopee? Clark Terry & Max Roach

Release information
Release Date: 2002
length: 8:14
bass: Marcus McLaurine
flugelhorn & trumpet: Clark Terry
piano: Don Friedman
drums (drum set): Max Roach
Some other versions of "Makin' Whoopee"

Another bride, another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
The groom is nervous; he answers twice
It's really killin'
That he's so willin' to make whoopee

Picture a little love nest
Down where the roses cling
Picture the same sweet love nest
Think what a year can bring

He's washin' dishes and baby clothes
He's so ambitious he even sews
But don't forget, folks
That's what you get, folks, for makin' whoopee

Another year or maybe less
What's this I hear? Well, you can't confess
She feels neglected, and he's suspected
Of makin' whoopee

She sits alone 'most every night
He doesn't phone her; he doesn't write
He says he's busy, but she says, "Is he?"
He's makin' whoopee

He doesn't make much money
Only five thousand per
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You'll pay six to her"

He says, "Now, Judge, suppose I fail?"
The judge says, "Budge right into jail"
You'd better keep her; I think it's cheaper
Than makin' whoopee

You'd better keep her
I know it's cheaper
Than makin' whoopee

CD 1
  • 1 Statements
  • 2 Let's Cool One
  • 3 Brushes and Brass
  • 4 Simple Waltz
  • 5 I Remember Clifford
  • 6 Lil Max
  • 7 But Beautiful
  • 8 The Profit
  • 9 When I Fall in Love
  • 10 For Dancers Only
  • 11 Makin' Whoopee
  • 12 To Basie With Love
  • 13 The Nearness of You

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin