Sing Me Some Jazz

Time’s long shadow
scats and sings.
That ole pendulum
forever swings.

Doo-ya doo-ya
doo-ya bop.
Tickety tickety
tickety tock.

That grim reaper,
got no soul.
But shit my honey,
he’s got control.

Doo-ya doo-ya
doo-ya bop.
Tickety tickety
tickety tock

Now listen good
while I’m tellin’ you.
Doo-ya doo-ya
doo-ya boo.

Live it up baby
while we can.
Stompin’ and dancin’
that’s the plan.

Jazz it up baby,
come on now.
Do some lovin’
fore he takes his bow.

Snappin’ and poppin’
and rockin’ strong.

Singin’ doo-ya doo-ya
doo-ya bop.
Ain’t no way
we’re ready to stop.


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14 thoughts on “Sing Me Some Jazz

  1. Adda August 17, 2018 / 11:58 pm

    If I tried to dance to this beat, i would be a snappin and a poppin joints right n left… poppin and a snappin… poppin and a snappin… love that beat to keep the grim reaper away so i better keep a movin and a grovin to the beat.. Yahhhh.. Wonderful Lill..

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian August 28, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      I LOVED writing this one….editing and honing it while reading it aloud. So glad you had some fun with it! 🙂 Yes indeed…..we all just need to keep grooving, snappin’ and a poppin’ …thankful for every day!


  2. Paul Sunstone August 26, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Entirely charming. A fresh approach to an old theme, too. Very well executed, I think.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian August 28, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks, Paul. So glad you enjoyed. I really had some fun writing this one! 😉


  3. Beverly Crawford September 7, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    What a delight! Now to find someone to set it to music. It’s sure to be a hit!


  4. Grace September 7, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    How and delightful this is Lillian! Jazz it up and play!!!


  5. Imelda September 10, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Beautiful rhythm here.


  6. Samuel David Sadler January 15, 2019 / 11:24 am

    Love this! Reminds me of Langston Hughes👍🏻


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