I've just heard a melody that is always haunting me,
Funny little strain, running thru my brain, it's a sweet as can be.
It has such a pleading way, tho' it with me night and day,
When I hear someone playing I walk right up and say:
Please play for me that sweet melody called doodle-doo-doo,
I like the rest but what I like best is doodle-doo-doo, doodle-doo-doo.
Simplest thing, there's nothing much to it, don't have to sing just
I love it so, whever I go I doodle-doo-doo, doodle-doo-doo.
This mega-hit of 1924, written
by Mel Stitzel (played piano with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, also a
co-composer of "Tin Roof Blues")
and Art Kassell (who would lead a band in the 30's) was recorded
hundreds of times by various orchestras.