Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters (lyrics in description)

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters (lyrics in description)

I’ve loved hearing the different ways people have come to know this song over the years. Some people heard it long ago, some heard it the first time very recently. Some know it from their relatives, some know it from their friends, some heard it on a movie or a TV show or in a video game or another YouTube video and for some, this video is their first exposure to it. It’s great to see such appreciation for a wonderful song from the 1940s and fascinating to find out about the different ways it’s still reaching audiences almost 80 years later!
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by The Andrews Sisters
Recorded in January 1941

Lyrics:
He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way;
He had a boogie style that no one else could play.
He was the top man at his craft,
But then his number came up and he was gone with the draft.
He’s in the army now, a-blowin’ reveille;
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.

They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam.
It really brought him down because he couldn’t jam.
The captain seemed to understand,
Because the next day the cap’ went out and drafted a band,
And now the company jumps when he plays reveille;
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.

A-toot, a-toot, a-toot-tiddeliyada-toot!
He blows it eight-to-the-bar, in boogie rhythm.
He can’t blow a note unless the bass and guitar is playin’ with ‘im.
He makes the company jump when he plays reveille;
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.

He was our boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.
And when he plays boogie woogie bugle he was busy as a “bzzz” bee,
And when he plays he makes the company jump eight-to-the-bar;
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.

Toot toot toot-tiddeliyada, Toot-tiddeliyada, toot-toot,
He blows it eight-to-the-bar.
He can’t blow a note if the bass and guitar isn’t with ‘im,
Ha-ha-hand the company jumps when he plays reveille;
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.

(instrumental)

He puts the boys to sleep with boogie every night,
And wakes ’em up the same way in the early bright;
They clap their hands and stamp their feet,
Because they know how he plays when someone gives him a beat.
He really breaks it up when he plays reveille;
He’s boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.

Dat-da da-dum-da da
Dat-da da-dum-da da
Dat-da da-dum-da da
Dat-da da-dum-da da
Ha-ha-hand the company jumps when he plays reveille;
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B!

50 Comments

  1. Clark on March 29, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    PITCH PERFECT



  2. Coleson Windsor on March 29, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Since 1925



  3. joe ward on March 29, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    I turn the radio on in 2022 and I’ve heard this song being played what a wonderful world it is to still have this song remembered



  4. Michel Savoie on March 29, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    I always loved this tune….. I just figured out by reading the lyrics, that it’s reveille….. French for wake up. it’s not pronounced the same way in French 😉 so it’s the wake up call.



  5. John Smith on March 29, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Old days of songs famous from world war 2 past 1960 I was born 1953 I still heard it in 1962



  6. Jugger nog on March 29, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    All I could imagine from this song is gunshots whistling through the air while soldiers are fighting for their live in holes, and machine guns rapidly banging



  7. Carissa Carter on March 29, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Anyone here today



  8. Lucas Grosso on March 29, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Chaka!!!



  9. Eduardo Bastos on March 29, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    im sad cuz they dont play this in clubs anymore :((



  10. Doc Brown on March 29, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    1:54 fantastic trumpet solo.



  11. Coleson Windsor on March 29, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Nate , I guess yah . Believe ,truth ..



  12. Adam Kowalski on March 29, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Kto od Cejrowskiego?



  13. Patience on March 29, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    The simple plan of Salvation.
    1. Admit that you are a sinner and need to be saved.
    (No one is good enough to go to Heaven on his own merit. No matter how much good we do, we still fall short.)
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    – Romans 3:23 KJV
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    – Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9 KJV
    2. Realize the penalty for sin, repent and be willing to turn from your sin.
    (Just as there are wages for good, there is punishment for sin. The penalty for our sin is eternal punishment in a place called Hell.)
    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    – Romans 6:23 KJV
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    – Hebrews 9:27 KJV
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    – Revelation 21:8 KJV
    3. Believe that Christ died for you on the cross of Calvary.
    (Christ great love for us was shown when He died on the cross to pay our sin.)
    For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    – Romans 5:6‭-‬8 KJV
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    – John 14:6 KJV
    For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    – 1 Corinthians 15:3‭-‬4 KJV
    Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
    – 1 Peter 2:24 KJV
    For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
    – 1 Peter 3:18 KJV
    4. Receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour into your heart and life through prayer.
    (Everlasting life is a gift purchased by the blood of Jesus and offered freely to those who call upon Him by faith.)
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    – John 5:24 KJV
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
    – Romans 10:13 KJV -1 CORINTHIANS 15
    -1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2. by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4. and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    Prayer of Salvation:
    “Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I need you. I believe that you died on the cross for me. Forgive me of my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life to you. I receive you as my Saviour, come into my life and save me. Thank you for what you did on the cross for me. "Amen.”



  14. kspirit9655 on March 29, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    history teach: today were learning about WWII
    boys: das ist in Ordung *starts fire*
    girls:



  15. Vin Bro on March 29, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Im 17 years old and I love this song, just wanna make me dance😅 I have old soul I guess😂❤



  16. pemolykc ツ on March 29, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    thanks fallout



  17. MarcoTheMesican on March 29, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Chaka air thrusting to this 😂



  18. blunt boy Q on March 29, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    finally found this certified hood classic dawg, remember back in’em youth days when me n my homies we used to invite hella hoes over to the crib when my parents were gone every other weekend, and as soon as this joint blasted through the speakers, titties instantly popped out and panties dropped to the floor it was crazy yo, tellin yall. man that’s memories yo, almost make a grown ass man tear up in this mofukka dawg



  19. justinswaggerfly on March 29, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    YEAH IM LISTEN TO THIS FUCK JUSTIN WHATS HIS FACE



  20. Joe Davis on March 29, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    I love old music.



  21. terrance on March 29, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    i’ll never forget when my high school jazz band played this at my local VFW back in 2005. Growing up in the shadow of 9/11 it was amazing to watch men in their 70s and 80s still as patriotic as when they were my age dancing along!



  22. Bonzo on March 29, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    When I hear this song, I always think of Captain America since he also fought in WWII.



  23. teo lino on March 29, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    LOVE this song and Claire’s Scottish version in Outlander too 💞<3



  24. PlumpusMcRich on March 29, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Basically we’re in the Roarin 20’s again



  25. Der Soldat on March 29, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    mf’s in 1941 when this banger came out



  26. Gucci Coochie on March 29, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    I bet that most of these young kids listening to this old music are old or new reincarnated souls



  27. R3n3gad3 on March 29, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    I’m definitely jamming this out during WW3



  28. T Rawlins on March 29, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I wish I could get 2 more females to help me get an Andrews sisters cover band together.



  29. Jonathan Young on March 29, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    In my spare time, I play Monopoly Slots and there is a slot called "Battleship" that has a nostalgic look/sound to it. This is the song that plays while spinning. Never heard this song before that…



  30. Ethan Long on March 29, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    charlie kirk’s type of halftime show….wait this might still be too sexy



  31. Aminadad Yanez on March 29, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Only here because I have an Assignment over this to do



  32. it's me on March 29, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    My grandparents generation. Remember my grandma singing this while cooking in the kitchen. What a great generation. Fond memories



  33. Übermensch Mexa on March 29, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    In what pieces of media has this been used? I’m willing to bet I’ve heard it in some of Tex Avery’s cartoons or Warner Bros’ but I don’t remember exactly. The upbeat melody always made me laugh.



  34. GRADY on March 29, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Love these lady’s great voices



  35. Otis Roseboro on March 29, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Great song classic



  36. Rosa Oranday on March 29, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I played this when I took care of someone who had Alzheimer’s he was in WWll and when he heard this he’d smile and danced moving his arms. Music is an amazing thing brings back memories



  37. AkufarelGhaul on March 29, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    came here from Mafia 2



  38. Sugar is weird on March 29, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    In my school we are doing a performance of this song



  39. Firestudent680🔥 on March 29, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    This a hood classic



  40. Donald Snider on March 29, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    I just sent this to my aunt, who is 92, think she will love it…



  41. Anthony Strother on March 29, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    They ain’t messin round



  42. Raúl Quiroz on March 29, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    This is music true music



  43. Patriotic American on March 29, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Good stuff.



  44. RA9 on March 29, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I miss the days when women dressed all covered up and had self respect. Now they all seem to have onlyfans showing their bodies off for cash



  45. JB'sCreativityProductions2022💐☔ on March 29, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    1941



  46. Zach Thomson on March 29, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    who else is ready for ww3 jamming out?



  47. JayTelo on March 29, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    me and the boys drinking govt supplied white claws and hitting juuls in ukraine lmfao



  48. vEvent on March 29, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Got here from land of the lost.



  49. AngryPigeon472 on March 29, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    🎖🏅🎖



  50. Iron Bean on March 29, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    So this is topical