Come along, get you ready Wear your bran', bran' new gown For there's gwine to be a meeting In that good, good old town Where you knowded everybody And they all knowded you And you've got a rabbit's foot To keep away de hoo-doo.
When you hear that the preaching does begin Bend down low for to drive away your sin And when you gets religion, you want to shout and sing There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight, My baby
When you hear dem a bells go ding ling ling All join 'round and sweetly you must sing And when the verse am through in the chorus all join in There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight.
There'll be girls for ev'ry body: In that good, good old town, For there's Miss Consola Davis And there's Miss Gondolia Brown And there's Miss Johanna Beasly She am dressed all in red, I just hugged her and I kissed her And to me then she said:
Please oh please, oh do not let me fall, You're all mine and I love you best of all, And you must be my man, or I'll have no man at all, There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight, My baby