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Monday, January 9, 2012

Keepin' Out of Mischief Now

By Fats Waller & Andy Razaf
1932

One of the signature tunes of Thomas "Fats" Waller, although this one was actually introduced by Louis Armstrong. It was later recorded by Waller himself, most notably as an instrumental-only piano piece, and associated so much with the performer that it was included decades later in the stage revue of his work, Ain't Misbehavin'. A fine example of the melodic delights produced by the irrepressible Mr. Waller.

Lyrics:

Keepin' out of mischief now,
I really am in love and how.
I'm through playin' with fire,
It's you whom I desire

All the world can plainly see,
You're the only one for me.
I have told them in advance,
They can't break up our romance.

Livin' up to all my vows,
'Cause I'm keepin' out mischief now.

Recorded By:

Lee Wiley
Dinah Washington
Barbra Streisand
Dick Hyman
Louis Armstrong

2 comments:

pukimaq said...

Great song.

B-Sol said...

Definitely a favorite of mine.

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