Clap Yo' Hands
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Ella Fitzgerald
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Track Title:               Clap Yo' Hands

Album Title:               George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, disc 11
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger:                  Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)

Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Producer:                  Norman Granz
Orchestra:                 Nelson Riddle
From the Show:             Oh, Kay!  1926 (S)


Come on, you children, gather around -
Gather around, you children.
And we will lose that evil spirit
Called the voodoo.
Nothin' but trouble, if he has found,

If he has found you, children -
But you can chase the hoodoo
With the dance that you do.
Let me lead the way.
Jubilee today!
He'll never hound you;
Stamp on the ground, you children!
Come on!


Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Halleluyah! Halleluyah!
Ev'rybody come along and join the Jubilee!
Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Don t you lose time! Don't you lose time!
Come along-it's shake yo' shoes time
Now for you and me!
On the sands of time
You are only a pebble;
Remember, trouble must be treated
Just like a rebel;
Send him to the Debble!
Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Halleluyah! Halleluyah!
Everybody come along and join the Jubilee!
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