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Cornet Man

This song is by Jule Styne, features Barbra Streisand and appears on the musical soundtrack Funny Girl (1964).

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I just put the kids to sleep
And swept the shack
Took my sweet man's satchel down
And watched him pack
I said, "darlin', while the stove still smolders
Unpin your woman's hair and rub her shoulders"
I threw myself across the doorway
Beggin', "stay, sweet man, stay"
But there's more in my man's life
Than this old hag
It's jelly roll morton, and a shiny cornet
And jazzin' the rag
The lady ain't been born
Can take the place of a horn
With a cornet man
A-goin' where there's blowin'
Trav'lin' cornet man
Just anytime they call him
He'll leave his wife and kiddies
Sittin' with their tongues out
To play for peanuts in a dive
And blow his lungs out
He'll hop a choo-choo on a moment's notice
To play some dates with billy bates
Or rag-time otis

The lady ain't see light
Can give a horn a fair fight
With a cornet man
A rootin', shootin', ever-tootin' dapper dan
Who carries in his satchel
A powder-blue norfolk suit
A silver-plated wah-wah mute
There is whiskey, gamblin'--each one is a curse
But I'm up against a devil that's worse
Yes, a horn is my thorn
My trav'lin' cornet man

Kill yourself! Tell me about it! yeah! yeah

A powder-blue norfolk suit
I said a silver-plated wah-wah mute
Oh he's shy on height
He's short on weight
But he's the only man can make my coffee perculate
A dapper dan
My cornet-playin' man

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