When The Jitterbug Bites Lyrics
 

GING GINGA DING

Bam Bam” is a drummin’ buddy of mine
He beats them cans and man, he keeps the time
When he wants to drive the band to swing
He plays a slammin’, jammin’, jivin’ thing…
ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding
Oh ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding
When it comes to rhythm, he’s the king…
ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding

Got a crazy boogie woogie band
We rock the houses all across the land
Every show before we split the scene
They’re dancing on the tables when we sing…
ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding
Man, that syncopation drives me crazy…come on!

Tossin’, turnin’, lyin’ in my bed
Hot jazz dreams flashin’ through my head
Somewhere in the night a siren screams
Sounds just like a lick from Louis Prima
Ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding
Now you know exactly what we mean
Ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding
When it comes to rhythm, he’s the king…
ging ginga ding, ging ginga ding

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

BOOGIETIME

Stop right there put your feet on the floor
Everybody knows what I came here for
Chorus: Hey hey, yeah yeah, it’s boogietime
Whoa whoa, my my, boogie woogie time
Rockin’ to the rhythm of a strong back beat
Pumpin’ and poundin’ on my 88 keys
A baby grand or an old upright
Gonna tickle the ivories…make you feel all right
Chorus
Once you get that groove, you will understand
Why I got that rhythm, rhythm at my command
Jumpin', jivin', jammin', and jukin' all night long
Everybody knows, everybody knows, that it can't be wrong
Chorus
Boogie Woogie music is an attitude
Put a smile on your face…get in the groove
Slip your dancing shoes on mam
My name is Ivory Joe and I’m a boogie woogie
boogie woogie, boogie woogie man
Chorus - Repeat Twice

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

SEA OF MIRACLES

Oh, is this but a dream…filled with ecstasy,
Are you really here with me?
I’ve been searchin’ for someone
like you to rock my boat 
Drift in with a moonlight tide…
hit that magic note

Can’t just be the wine…
this feeling so sublime
A whiff of ocean breeze in your perfume
Are you a fantasy, oh won’t you sail with me
On the sea of miracles where dreams come true

I’ll be your captain and take you where you wish
Chart a course to paradise for two
Starlight in the heavens bright
life without a care
Do I see a rainbow…
sunbeams in your hair?

Tell me…may I steal a kiss
to prove you’re real
A pirate’s treasure can’t compare with you
Like a fairytale…together we’ll set sail
On the sea of miracles
where dreams come true

I’ve been praying every night and day
With you it seems
the Lord has heard my plea
Lonely days and stormy skies…
I have had my share
The magic in your smile says
you’re the answer to my prayer
Tell me…may I steal a kiss
to prove you’re real
A pirate's treasure can't compare with you
Like a fairytale…together we’ll set sail
On the sea of miracles…
that place where we can fall in love
On the sea of miracles…
where dreams…come…true

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

RING THAT BELL

Blue skies beamin’…sunshine streamin’ down your face
I’m lovin you more every minute
Bright eyes twinklin’…sweet smile crinklin’ as you speak
Honey, let’s jump right in it
Glad we both agree…the time is right for you and me

Chorus :Baby, let’s go to church, let's go to churcH
Honey, let’s go to church, let's go to church
Come on, let’s go to church…and ring that bell
Send invitations…get ready for celebrating
Write our names together in the sky
Tired of waiting…no more hesitating
We’ll stroll arm and arm on down the aisle
Mr. Bluebird sings…a song of love and wedding rings
Chorus
The honeymoon will last a lifetime
We'll age together just like fine wine
Chorus
here’s a cottage by the honeysuckle lane
Filled with flowers…waiting there for you to share my name
Baby, let’s go to church, let’s go to church
honey let's go to church, let's go to church
Come on, let’s go to church…and ring that bell
Honey let's ring that bell
Baby let's ring that bell

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

TANGO MI CORAZON

Roberto Jose: Ven, mi amor…. bailamos
Maria Elena: Carino…lievame… paso a paso…es tiempo
En contramos…la luz de la noche
Roberto Jose: Mi amor…el amor de los suenos
et tango de la aurora!
Maria Elena : Si…. Si… Si !
So hot and steamy .. like a black Brazilian evening
You give this feeling …. As I melt into your fire
Won’t you come cool me… with your lips a kiss will soothe me
Fingertips caress and cool me with a passionate desire
Chorus: And the stars lead the way as we dance into the night
As a mellow trombone serenades us in our flight
Senorita, please say “ole” come drink a toast
Let our hearts beat as one… Tango mi corazon
The moon is swaying to the rhythm we are making
A fountain flaming… your pink dress and castanets
You tantalize me …like tequila, mesmerize me
As we step so ever lightly in this sensuous duet
Chorus - repeat twice
Tango mi corazon

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

LIKE-I-DOO

Nobody loves you like-I-doo, like-I-doo
Nobody needs you like-I-doo
Nobody wants you like-I-doo, like-I-doo
Nobody loves you like-I-doo
You could go on searchin’
All around the world
You can never find a love like mine
From Tokyo to Tupelo … East, West, high and low
I’m your biggest fan…
Give me a chance, let me prove I am
Nobody loves you like-I-doo, like-I-doo
Nobody loves you like-I-doo, like-I-doo
In my happy kingdom
You would be my little queen
Together we could rule the moon and stars
I’d treat you just like royalty,
Your regal throne would be my knee
Let you drive my car…
Might even give you my MasterCard

Nobody loves you like-I-doo, like-I-doo
Nobody loves you like-I-doo, like-I-doo

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

SITTIN" ON SANTA'S KNEE

Everything is going right
Everything’s fine as can be
No worries, no problems, no troubles
Cause I'm sittin on Santa’s knee
 I’ve got a girl that’s treatin’ me rightly, and anyone can see
She’s my honeysuckle rose and she loves me
Yes, I’m sittin’ on Santa’s knee

What more can I ask… What more do I need
When everyday is like Christmas Day...
As long as she’s with me
It’s a melody... perfect harmony
Plain as day you can see it's me,
I'm Sittin' on Santa's knee

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

35 CENTS

All alone in this cold phone booth
Rain is drizzlin’ down
Enough to give anybody the blues
When one thin dime can’t be found
I ain’t got a calling card and I swore I’d never call collect
My pride is wounded … car’s broke down
And I’m a nervous wreck
Chorus 35 cents … I’ve got a quarter … somebody loan me a dime
35 cents … I got a quarter … somebody help me
Got to get my baby on the line
Even the moon is hidin’ out
On this dangerous side of the tracks
I’ve searched in every pocket twice
Checked between the cracks
I don’t see a change machine for the $20 bill in my shoe
Did I just hear somebody scream …
What’s a poor boy to do
Chorus

35 Cents

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

DON'T DAWG THIS CAT

Baby, you drive me out of my mind
When you hound me like you do
Yes, it’s true I’m kind of slow sometimes,
But I always will come through
If you want to get along real fine, just ease your worried mind
I’m about to give you what you want. Let me take my time

Don’t dawg this cat … stop dawgin’ this cat
I’ll get around to this and that
Baby, don’t you dawg this cat
It’s a sin the way we carry on when we should be making love
Let’s repent … try to get along - no more push and shove
If you chill that thrill of love will take us to the moon
But if you keep on rockin’ the boat I’ll be a gone cat soon
Don’t you dawg this cat … stop dawgin’ this cat
I’ll get around to this and that
Baby, don't do it , baby don’t you dawg this cat.
I know sometimes … I don’t fit your agenda
Give it up baby don't you know you might as well surrender
Cause when I get locked in my groove
It takes dynamite to make me move
Don’t bark, don’t whine, don’t howl, don’t wail
Just sit lookin’ pretty and wag that tail
Don’t you dawg this cat … stop dawgin’ this cat
Come on ... cut me some slack
Honey don't do it, why you wanna do it
Don’t you dawg this cat … stop dawgin’ this cat
’ll get around to this and that
But honey don't do it
Please Don't Do It ...baby don’t dawg this cat

Words and Music by: Joe Turley

WHEN THE JITTERBUG BITES

What’cha gonna do when he lands on you
And starts to stingin’
Saint Vitis, boogietis – Now you’re swingin’
When the honeybees are sleepin’ in their hive
That’s when that little critter comes alive
Chorus: When the jitterbug bites … and you start to itchin’
and the mood is right and the night’s bewitchin’
You feel like dancin’ till the morning light
When the jitterbug bites … when the jitterbug bites
Bandstand burnin’ to a fever pitch
Can you hear him buzzin’
Saxophone screamin’ to a beat so steamin’
And the joint is jumpin’
When you think you just can’t take it anymore
Look who’s back out tearin’ up the floor
Chorus
Now you swingin’ … go cat go
Really rockin’ … “hi dee ho”
Hep-a-demic breakin’ nationwide
Chorus
When the jitterbug bites … when the jitterbug bites
When the jitterbug bites … when the jitterbug bites   
When the jitterbug bites

Words and Music by: Joe Turley and Jeff Silbar