Alabama Jubilee has a great energy to it. When I hear it, I imagine a party full of crazy characters – old people throwing down their canes to dance a jig, and everyone smiling, laughing and having a good time.
If you can listen to it all the way through without tapping your foot, let me know.
Alabama Jubilee according to Wikipedia
Alabama Jubilee is a song written by George L. Cobb and Jack Yellen. The first known recording was that of comedians Collins & Harlan in 1915. The song is considered an American popular standard. The most popular versions of the song were Red Foley’s 1951 version (#3 country, #28 pop) and the 1955 instrumental version by the Ferko String Band, their only charting song, which reached #13 on Cashbox, #14 on the Billboard Jukebox chart, and #20 in theUK. A 1981 instrumental version by Roy Clark won the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
The song is a popular marching band song.
Alabama Jubilee Lyrics
You oughts to see Mr Jones when he rattles the bones
Old Colonel Brown jumpin’ ’round like some kinda clown
Ol’ aged mama she done past eighty-three shoutin’ outI’m full o’pep
Watch your step and help yourself
Well one legged Joe jumpin’ round on his ol’ toe
Threw away his crutch and hollered hey here we go
Well it’s hail hail the gang’s all here for the Alabama Jubilee