[Dixielandjazz] Mileberg Joys and Music slang "rock"

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Thu Jun 24 15:34:10 PDT 2010

Robert Ringwald wrote regarding the lyrics to Milenberg Joys:
> And were the lyrics written much later by any chance?  

Dear Bob,
Two years after it was recorded by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
The lyrics were written by Walter Melrose and included in the 1925 copyright when it was published by Melrose Bros. Music that year.
Kind regards,

Rock my soul, with the Milenberg joys,
Rock my soul, with the Milenberg joys,
Play 'em mama, don't refuse,
Separate me from the weary blues,
Hey, hey, hey, hey,
Sweet girl, syncopate your mama.

All night long, with that Dixieland strain,
Play it down, then do it again,
Ev'ry time I hear that tune,
Good luck says I'll be with you soon,
That's just whyy I've got the Milenberg joys.

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