Who Sang Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar? The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters The Andrews Sisters in Hi-Fi cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Don Raye, Eleanor Whiteman Sheehy, Hughie Prince
Release Date: 1956
Genre: Hip Hop Jazz Pop
Style: Big Band/Doo Wop/Swing/Vocal
vocal: The Andrews Sisters
orchestra: Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
Some other versions of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"

Lyrics
In a little honky-tonky village in Texas
There's a guy who plays the best piano by far
He can play piano any way that you like it
But the way he likes to play is eight to the bar
When he plays, it's a ball
He's the daddy of them all

The people gather around when he gets on the stand
Then when he plays, he gets a hand
The rhythm he beats puts the cats in a trance
Nobody there bothers to dance
But when he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler out, "Beat me Daddy, eight to the bar"

A-plink, a-plank, a-plink plank, plink plank
A-plunkin' on the keys
A-riff, a-raff, a-riff raff, riff raff
A-riffin' out with ease
And when he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler out, "Beat me Daddy, eight to the bar"

He plays a boogie, he plays eight to the bar
A boogie-woogie, that is the way he likes to play on his piano
And we all know
That when he plays he puts them all in a trance
The cats all holler "Hooray"
You'll hear them say, "Beat me Daddy, eight to the bar"

In a little honky-tonky village in Texas
There's a guy who plays the best piano by far
When he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler, "Beat me up Daddy, beat me Daddy, eight to the bar"

The people gather around when he gets up on the stand
Then when he plays, he gets a hand
The rhythm that he plays puts the cats in a trance
Nobody there ever bothers to dance
But when he plays with the bass and guitar
They holler out, "Beat me Daddy, eight to the bar"

A-plink plink, a-plank plank, a-plink plank, plink plank
A-plunkin' on the keys
A-riff riff, a-raff raff, a-riff raff, riff raff
A-riffin' out with ease-acap

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bei mir bist du schön (Means That You're Grand)
  • 2 Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)
  • 3 Rum and Coca-Cola
  • 4 Rancho Pillow
  • 5 Tulip Time
  • 6 Shoo-Shoo Baby
  • 7 Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar
  • 8 Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)
  • 9 I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
  • 10 Ti-Pi-Tin
  • 11 Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food Mama)
  • 12 Aurora
  • 13 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • 14 Begin the Beguine
  • 15 Well All Right! (Tonight’s the Night)
  • 16 Ferry Boat Serenade

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin