Track Title:               Pick Yo' Partner! (Get Ready For The Raggy Blues)

Prime Artist:              Unknown

Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  Vincent Youmans
Outtake from:              Piccadilly To Broadway  1920 (S)
Refrain 1

Pick yo' partner!
Get ready for the raggy blues.
They're gonna play it soon,
A draggy southern tune
The kind you love to croon.
Pick yo' partner!
And tie the laces on yo' shoes.
You're gonna walk on air,
Feel like a millionaire,
Forgettin' ev'ry care.


You're gonna start a-reeling
On the polished floor;
You'll find it so appealing
That you'll cry fo' more.
For when they syncopate those blues,
It's like the bestest sort of news.
When it commences,
You lose yo' senses.
You find there's magic in yo' shoes.
Oh!  Hallelujah!

Refrain 2

Pick yo' partner!
Oh, take yo' lady by the hand.
Soon you'll be going some,
Yes, when they start to strum,
You'll think of Kingdom Come.

Pick yo' partner!
And try to make her understand,
It's not a lullaby-
She's got to step on high-
The limit is the sky.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle