One hot night in New Orleans The Jazz Age had begun Some Creoles and some Black folk They just were havin’ fun They took that good ol’e Ragtime They mixed it with some Blues With Jelly Roll on piano It was time to light the fuse At first they spelled it Jass Though this didn’t stick for long Soon the name was Jazz Mama’s struttin’ to its song Jelly Roll put pen to paper The first whoever had He loved to tickle them ivories His jazz was bad ass bad With this new thing, the Victrola Black vinyl all the rage The Original Dixieland Jazz Band They were playin’ on the stage The music spread like wildfire Jazz joints far and wide Black and white folks loved to dance Sweet baby, ain’t no jive It started with those old black men I still do love them Blues As Jazzbos we all understand This Jazz don’t suffer fools


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