Mirandy Lyrics

1921 Old Song
Mirandy Lyrics

(music and lyrics: James Reese Europe, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake)

The darktown dude of Jacksonville
Is a jaspar nicknamed Sandy.
This dusky dude of Jacksonville
Has a gal they call Mirandy.
She’s a long, tall, sealskin brown
With a loose and careless way.
If you ask Sandy about Mirandy,
You will hear him say:

There ain’t no gal as sweet as my
Mirandy,
Why ’lasses candy
Is like a big round ball of bitterness.
When you taste those lips of sugar sweet
(Oh, boy!) I say you’ll fall down at her feet and weep.
You know the whole world’s jealous of me and
Mirandy.
I’m her dandy.
I’m only waiting for the time
When the village bell will chime that old rhyme,
For I’ve bought that wedding band
From an expensive jewelry man
For Mirandy, that gal o’ mine.


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