Wednesday, December 15, 2010

YULESVILLE ~ EDD KOOKIE BYRNES!

YULESVILLE ~ EDD KOOKIE BYRNES!

KOOKIE WAS IN COOL JZZ SLANG LAND WHEN HE RECORDED THE FOLLOWING BEATNICK TAKE ON THE CLASSIC ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS . . .

'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the pad

Not a hep cat was swingin'
and that's nowhere, Dad.

The stove was hung up
in that stocking routine.

Like maybe the fat man
would soon make the scene.

The kids that fell by
had just made the street.

I was ready for snoresville..
Man, was I beat.

When there started a rumble
that came on real frantic.

So I opened the window
to figure the panic

I saw a slick rod
that was makin' fat tracks.

Souped up by eight ponies
all wearin' hat racks!

And a funny old geezer
was flippin' his lid.

He told 'em to make it..
and man, like they did.

They were out of the chute
makin' time like a bat

Turnin' the quarter
in eight seconds flat!

They parked by the smokestack
in bunches and clusters

'til chubby slid down
comin' on like gangbusters.

His threads were from cubesville
and I had to chuckle,

In front, not in back,
was his Ivy League buckle.

The mop on his chin
hid a button down collar.

And with that red nose, dad,
he looked like a baller.

Like, he was the squarest-
the most absolute.

But lets face it, huh? Who cares
when he left all that loot?

He laid the jazz on
and peeled from the gig

Wailin' "Have a cool Yule, man,
and later, like dig?"

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