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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
529 Kicking The Gong Around Roy Fox ahb Harold Arlen Ted Koehler `31 London February 22, 1932 GB-4014-2 Dec F-2834, Dec M-1085 As above. AB speaks the part of a Chinese. Nat Gonella -Vocals
Kicking The Gong Around

Kicking The Gong Around

(Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)


Roy Fox and his Band


It was down in Chinatown
All the hopies laid around
Some were high and some were feeling low
Counting millions on the floor
When a knock came on the door
And in walked a bloke named Smoky joe

He was sweatin', cold and pale
He was lookin' for his frail
He was broke and all his junk ran out
And nobody made a sound
As he stood and looked around
Until Smoky started in to shout

Tell me where is Minnie - Where is Minnie
I want Minnie. I want Minnie
Has she been here
Kicking the gong around

If you don't know Minnie- Don't know Minnie
She's tall and skinny. Tall and skinny
She gets her pleasure
Kicking the gong around

*****Al Bowlly-Chinese

Tell her Smoky Joe was here and had to go
And as he departed- He departed
The curtains parted. The curtains parted.
And there was Minnie
Kicking the gong around

*****Al Bowlly-Chinese

Tell her Smoky Joe was here and had to go
And as he departed- He departed
The curtains parted. The curtains parted.
And there was Minnie
Kicking the gong around