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G. I. Jive

Johnny Mercer
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This is the G. I. Jive
Man alive
It starts with the bugler blowin' reveille over your bed when you arrive
Jack, that's the G. I. Jive

Roodley-toot
Jump in your suit
Make a salute
Boot!‎

After you wash and dress
More or less
You go get your breakfast in a beautiful little café they call "The Mess"
Jack, when you convalesce

Outta your seat
Into the street
Make with the feet
Reet!‎

If you're a P-V-T, your duty
Is to salute to L-I-E-U-T
But if you brush the L-I-E-U-T
The M-P makes you K-P on the Q-T (*)

This is the G. I. Jive
Man alive
They give you a private tank that features a little device called "fluid drive"
Jack, after you revive

Chuck all your junk
Back in the trunk
Fall on your bunk
Clunk!‎

This is the G. I. Jive
Man alive
They give you a private tank that features a little device called "fluid drive"
Jack, if you still survive

Chuck all your junk
Back in the trunk
Fall on your bunk
Clunk!‎

Soon you're countin' jeeps
But before you count to five
You're right back diggin' that G. I. Jive
Nota

(*) Tutti acronimi di espressioni in slang militare: “PVT” per “Private” (il soldato semplice), ‎‎“LIEUT” per “Lieutenant” (l’ufficiale), “MP” per “Military Police” (il poliziotto militare), “KP” ‎per “Kitchen Patrol” (pelapatate e lavapiatti, spesso sbattuti nelle cucine in punizione), “on the QT” ‎per “on the Quiet” (che credo in questo caso indichi la gattabuia)‎


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