Rag Mop - Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys

Rag Mop

Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys

(Deacon Anderson - Johnnie Lee Wills, BULLET 696, 1949)

M, I say M-O, M-O-P, M-O-P-P
Mop, M-O-P-P, Mop-Mop-Mop-Mop
R, I say R-A, R-A-G, R-A-G-G
Rag, R-A-G-G, M-O-P-P
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
R-A-G-G, M-O-P-P, Rag Mop

A, I say A-B, A-B-C, A-B-C-D
A-B-C-D-E, A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I
I say M-O, M-O-P, M-O-P-P
Mop, M-O-P-P, Mop-Mop-Mop-Mop
R, I say R-A, R-A-G, R-A-G-G
Rag, R-A-G-G, M-O-P-P
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
Rag Mop, doodle-ee-dah, dah-doo-dee
R-A-G-G, M-O-P-P, Rag Mop
Mop-Mop

The author of the song was actually Henry 'Red' Allen. When it became a hit for Johnnie Lee, he was sued by the publisher of Red Allen's 'Get The Mop'. Bluebird insert notes say: "Although listed as co-composer, Wills acknowledged that he hadn't written a note of it but insisted that his steel guitarist Deacon Anderson had written all. Wills & Anderson lost and Red Allen's record provides the reason, it's the same song."

Also recorded by The Ames Brothers (CORAL 60140, 1950)

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