The Darktown Strutter's Ball / words and music by Shelton Brooks
Brooks, Shelton. “The Darktown Strutter's Ball / words and music by Shelton Brooks.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/33990. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.
|Title||The Darktown Strutter's Ball / words and music by Shelton Brooks|
|Subject||Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Includes chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams|
|Verso of cover: Excerpts of Deep purple, Manhattan serenade, Daybreak, Blue moon, Moonlight mood, Stairway to the stars, and Lazy rhapsody ... Back cover: Advertisement for Feist popular standard series|
|Publisher||New York : Leo. Feist|
|7325 Leo. Feist|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: I've got some good news, honey|
|First line of chorus: I'll be down to get you in a taxi, honey|
|Is Part Of||Sheet Music Collection, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, University Libraries, Bowling Green State University|
VERSE 01: I’ve got some good news, Honey,/An invitation to the Darktown Ball,/It’s a very swell affair,/All the “high-browns” will be there,/I’ll wear my high silk hat, and a frock tail coat,/You wear your Paris gown, and your new silk shawl,/There ain’t no doubt about it babe,/We’ll be the best dressed in the hall.VERSE 02: We’ll meet our high-toned neighbors,/An exhibition of the “Baby Dolls,”/And each one will do their best,/Just to out class all the rest,/And there’ll be dancers from ev’ry foreign land,/The classic, buck and wing, and the wooden clog,/We’ll win that fifty dollar prize,/When we step out and “Walk the Dog.”CHORUS: I’ll be down to get you in a Taxi honey/You better be ready about half past eight,/Now dearie, don’t be late,/I want to be there when the band starts playing/Remember when we get there, Honey,/The two steps I’m goin’ to have ‘em all,/Goin’ to dance out both my shoes
/When they play the “Jelly Roll Blues”/Tomorrow night, at the Darktown Strutters’ Ball.
|Original Format||1 score (5 pages) 31 cm|