Lyrics for TOMMY ATKINS

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Lyrics for TOMMY ATKINS

Unread post by drednm » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:44 am

Looking for the lyrics for "Tommy Atkins on Parade," which Marion Davies performs in The Hollywood Revue of 1929 and coming up empty. Any ideas?
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Re: Lyrics for TOMMY ATKINS

Unread post by busby1959 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:54 pm

Just take a look at Tommy Atkins
They're all proud of Tommy Atkins
Shout aloud for Tommy Atkins
Oh, what a man - what a man!
Hear the ladies chatter
With a long romantic sigh
Every heart goes pitter patter
When Tommy Atkins passes by!

As for what the men are singing, I'd have to play the soundtrack and listen very carefully. I might be able to decipher at least some of it.

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Re: Lyrics for TOMMY ATKINS

Unread post by drednm » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:18 am

busby1959 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Just take a look at Tommy Atkins
They're all proud of Tommy Atkins
Shout aloud for Tommy Atkins
Oh, what a man - what a man!
Hear the ladies chatter
With a long romantic sigh
Every heart goes pitter patter
When Tommy Atkins passes by!

As for what the men are singing, I'd have to play the soundtrack and listen very carefully. I might be able to decipher at least some of it.
Better than I could get out of it. Funny there doesn't seem to be a trace of this song on sheet music and such.
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Re: Lyrics for TOMMY ATKINS

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:54 am

It didn't even make the songbook.

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Re: Lyrics for TOMMY ATKINS

Unread post by drednm » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:51 am

I noticed it wasn't mentioned in the ads which mention all the other songs....
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