The Ghost Of Smokey Joe
Cab Calloway Lyrics


You didn't see me climb through the window
Nobody had to open that door
I just climb right through the wall and I want you one and all
To stand aside and let me have the floor

Take a look, I'm not such a stranger
Here's a face you cokies all ought to know
You can tell me I'm not wanted, but the joint will still be haunted
'Cause I'm the ghost of Smokey Joe
Remember when I kicked the bucket
In my mansion up on Strivers' Row
When they came and took me off in
A zillion dollar coffin
'Cause I'm the ghost of Smokey Joe

Tell me, do you remember Minnie? (Yeah, we remember Minnie)
That frail I never found
You never recognize your Minnie (You never recognize your Minnie)
You mean to say that Minnie
Quit kickin' the gong around?

I got a date on my estate down in Hades
Call my chariot so I can go
And should the moocher walk in
Just tell her you've been talkin'
To the ghost of Smokey Joe

Yes, I remember Minnie
She's that frail I never found
You mean to say that Minnie
Quit kickin' the gong around?

I got a date on my estate down in Hades
Call my chariot so I can go
And should the moocher walk in
Just tell her you've been talkin'
To the ghost of Smokey Joe

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Lewis Robson

You didn't see me climb through the window
Nobody had to open that door
I just climb right through the wall and I want you one and all
To stand aside and let me have the floor

Take a look, I'm not such a stranger
Here's a face you cokies all ought to know
You can tell me I'm not wanted, but the joint will still be haunted
'Cause I'm the ghost of Smokey Joe

Remember when I kicked the bucket
In my mansion up on Strivers' Row
When they came and took me off in
A zillion dollar coffin
'Cause I'm the ghost of Smokey Joe

Tell me, do you remember Minnie? (Yeah, we remember Minnie)
That frail I never found
You never recognize your Minnie (You never recognize your Minnie)
You mean to say that Minnie
Quit kickin' the gong around?

I got a date on my estate down in Hades
Call my chariot so I can go
And should the moocher walk in
Just tell her you've been talkin'
To the ghost of Smokey Joe

Yes, I remember Minnie
She's that frail I never found
You mean to say that Minnie
Quit kickin' the gong around?

I got a date on my estate down in Hades
Call my chariot so I can go
And should the moocher walk in
Just tell her you've been talkin'
To the ghost of Smokey Joe



All comments from YouTube:

Sierra B

I need a movie based on Smokey joe and Minnie I am INVESTED in this storyline man!

Ryker Broughton

I like the idea

sam robacker

But which timeline? In some Minnie dies from an OD. And in this one she outlives smokey joe and get sober.

Brandon Hitch

Yes an amazing storyline!!!!

Caine7ify

Same here!

martinha da vila

SAME!

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ArmaGuyz

I got a story for yall, I had heard this song a few times well I had a dream one night I was working on a ships dock back in the 1940s. It was really foggy and there was a big ship in the dock. Well this old car comes slowly driving through the fog and I'm standing on the dock. Its dark, the headlights peered through the fog and the car drove up and stopped. There was no one driving it.

The front seat was completely empty but coming from the radio inside the car was this song. I leaned my head in the car and listened a moment and stood back up. The car slowly drove past me and was swallowed up in a ghostly fog. I'll never forget that dream, kinda gave me chills and I love this song because of it even more than I did before the dream.

Patricia Ford

It gives me the chills,too!

EverLootion

i wish my dreams were like that

Archibald Whitwerr

It was the ghost of Smokey Joe!

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