Jelly Bean    (1920)

Now there's a lady killing champ
He's just a soda water vamp
His name is Willie Green
They call him "Jelly Bean"
Tries to flirt with every queen
He never shows a dime
But all he does is spend the time
In the season's latest clothes
All he does is stand and pose

He's a curbstone cootie, Papa's pride and beauty
They call him "Jelly Bean"
Pins his hat in the middle, crushes it down
And rolls his "Jelly Bean" 'til his honey is found
The girls don't deny it, they think he's a riot
Oh, you know what I mean
He can't drink Bevo, Beer or Wine
Craves his ice cream soda
All the time he's a drug store cutie, sidewalk beauty
They call him "Jelly Bean"

Dress'd in his fancy pinch-back suit
All of the girls think he's so cute
His father he must thank
For Dad has coin in bank
"Jelly's" mind is just a blank
At any dance he can't be beat
Because his brains are in his feet
Shirts are always made of silk
He's a hound for malted milk

He's a curbstone cootie, Papa's pride and beauty
They call him "Jelly Bean"
Pins his hat in the middle, crushes it down
And rolls his "Jelly Bean" 'til his honey is found
The girls don't deny it, they think he's a riot
Oh, you know what I mean
At hard work he makes no attempt
In the army they said "he's exempt"
All the time he's a drug store cutie, sidewalk beauty
They call him "Jelly Bean"

He's a curbstone cootie, Papa's pride and beauty
They call him "Jelly Bean"
Pins his hat in the middle, crushes it down
And rolls his "Jelly Bean" 'til his honey is found
The girls don't deny it, they think he's a riot
Oh, you know what I mean
He can't drink Bevo, Beer or Wine
Craves his ice cream soda
All the time he's a drug store cutie, sidewalk beauty
They call him "Jelly Bean"

Lyrics by Sam Rosen, Joe Verges, and Jimmy Dupre.
Recorded by Pete Wendling.


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