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The flames be flyin' hot tonight,
and the horns be heatin' up just right!

Skeep-dee-do-bop  - bee -  bop-do-skeetle-scat-woo-woo,
hell-bop-ba-ska-da fra-la-la-la-la-la-la-foo-foo,
look-see-dee-wee-boys doin' da voodoo,
look-see-dee-wee-girls playin' wid hoodoo.

Cuz I'm a scat-man,
it's a fact ma'am!
Yeah, I'm a scat-man,
it's a fat fact ma'am.

And I dun gives a damn
if there's no reason to the scat-plan.

If you come across the fancy bowler hat,
dun be afraid to start stuttering the big skat:

Batta-tat-tat looksee-da-flat-uncool-rat,
givin' his square-eyed-glare-to-the-scat-cats  *meow!*
skee-shee-flyin'-the-sillee like a banshee,
singin' sillee-skee-shee-all-fancee-free -

and we puts on the breaks

just             like                                              thissssssss (!)

               i n  h    a       l              e ....

Go! Go!              GO!

Skeep-dee-do-bop  - bee -  bop-do-skeetle-scat-woo-woo,
hell-bop ba-ska-da fra-la-la-la-la-la-la-foo-foo,
look-see-dee-wee-boys doin' da voodoo,
look-see-dee-wee-girls playin' wid hoodoo.

Yeah, I'm a scat-man,
it's a fact ma'am!               X2
Yeah, I'm a scat-man,
it's a fat fact ma'am!

February 18th, 2012


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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 9:30:00 AM
    lol. SKAT

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 11:56:00 AM
    Giggle, Giggle... scat man, if you can write like this, can bet you can sing these lyrics in your jazzy way too. woo woo, skeep deep, beep bop... sounds completely crazy and fun.. to my favs, jus' wish it had the music backing too:))

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 12:27:00 PM
    you are one jazzy poet coming up with this cool cat write...I love it ALMOST AS MUCH AS you SEUSS poem...almost! lol..Keep the creativity juices flowing..don't forget about that savings account I started for your very first book project!! :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 10:27:00 AM
    "Woo-woo~!!" , or ok I think I should say w00t, w00t-- I love that woo-woo part--doo wop, doo wop.... what a tongue twister that stanza is, but that's my favorite part of this fun write! I wonder, did you even try to sing this one?! OK this is whacked, my connection keeps on dropping me. I have attempted submitting this several times already....

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 2:02:00 PM
    LOL, Chris, yours is the first poem I've read tonight and I had a much needed laugh! Many congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 12:22:00 PM
    Chris so the deal is on for a video karaoke session and you will be doing this track right?? :D hehe, uhm wasn't there a song with this title or am I an undercover B tonight? oh as for the "system error" hopefully not hey, I wrote that for the "life without the soup" contest :D call me crazy I know you want to!! Oh yeah just for the record absolutely enjoyed this, thanks for the smiles!!

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 7:52:00 AM
    makes me want to scoobey do! All this type of lyric and verse is what I call mouth music is so fun and laways has been to make sounds with your own body. I loved this! Light & Love [not crying hon had a cold in my nose ;) but yes you did get it! thanks]

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 11:12:00 AM
    I'm going to delete that blog before too many people pull out, and I wont even have 35 entries. hmmmm..... :(

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 11:11:00 AM
    soupmail :)

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 3:17:00 AM
    you got me singing with your verse Chris.. Scatman :).. Creative as ever-Charma

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 1:14:00 PM
    you make me laugh ~always p.d.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 12:10:00 PM
    Ha! Bowler-hat-man VS scat-man :) Always amazed by your creativity.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Holy..I thought it was me not wearing my reading glasses.,LOL kidding:) I must say,this is one of the most creative writes I`ve seen for some time,Chris! Have yourself a great sunday over there:)

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 7:03:00 AM
    I'm with Harry on this one, I want to see you perform this. HA! hugs, Catie

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 6:03:00 AM
    it would be interesting seeing you perform this, enjoyable read, harry