Frenchman in St. Louis
Jack Pleis and His Orchestra Lyrics


When Louis came home to the flat,
He hung up his coat and his hat,
He gazed all around, but no wifey he found,
So he said "where can Flossie be at?"
A note on the table he spied,
He read it just once, then he cried.
It ran, "Louis dear, it's too slow for for me hear,
So I think I will go for a ride."

"Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair,
Don't tell me the lights are shining
any place but there,
We will dance the Hoochee Koochee,
I will be your tootsie wootsie,
If you will meet in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair."

The dresses that hung in the hall,
Were gone, she had taken them all,
She took all his rings and the rest of his things,
The picture he missed from the wall.
"What! moving!" the janitor said,
"Your rent is paid three months ahead."
"What good is the flat?" said poor Louis, "Read that."
And the janitor smiled as he read.

"Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair,
Don't tell me the lights are shining
any place but there,
We will dance the Hoochee Koochee,
I will be your tootsie wootsie,
If you will meet in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair."

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing
Written by: KERRY MILLS

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Comments from YouTube:

ArtDecoChap

(In answer to your enquiry on my channel) Damn - this is a NICE piece. I'm afraid I have no info on Jack Pleis - except I have seen his name before, backing artists in the Fifties. Like f'rinstance, the Kalin Twins' "When" and "Three O'Clock Thrill". Cheers, Mike.

1uptospeed

man with this tune im ready for the movie to start ! thanks irh1966

lrh1966

@spacepatrolman I will have to get a copy of that song sometime(Preferably on original mint 45, or 78 record!!). Thank you for checking this song out...Friends, Lloyd.

lrh1966

@ArtDecoChap Thank you for checking out this obscure 78 record, and artist. I think he might have also backed for Bill Haley at times during the 50's, since both were on Decca label?...Friends, Lloyd.

lrh1966

@1uptospeed Thank you for checking it out...Friends, Lloyd.

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