Track Title:               Everybody Step
Album Title:               The Early Years - Part 1, disc 2

Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Written by:                Irving Berlin     (b. Israel Balin)
Orchestra:                 Chick Webb     (William Henry W.)
From the Show:             Music Box Revue  1921 (S)


“EVERYBODY STEP”   Words & Music. Irving Berlin.  Copywright  1921.

VERSE;   “ Soon you’ll hear a tune that’s gonna lift you out of your seat.

It could be sweeter but then the meter was written especially for your feet.

Fly away up high upon a syn-co-pa-ted bal-loon

A little ginger will never injure, hear them tuning up – they’ll be playing soon.

CHORUS: “Everybody step to the syn-co-pa-ted rhythm. Let’s be going with ‘em when they begin.

You’ll be sayin’ yes sir, the band is grand – He’s the best professor in all the land.

Listen to the pep that emerges from the middle of the jazzy fiddle under his chin.

Oh, what music  - the clarineter could not be better.

Hear that strain, I don’t know just what it is, but it’s great.

They simply ruin it – Look at ‘em doing it.Come, come don’t hesitate  -

Everybody step if you want to see a glutton, when it comes to sruttin’ over the ground –

Wait’ll you see my little sweetie and me step, step, stepping around.”