THE ENTERTAINER

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la

Hey, Mr. Joplin we’re singing your song.

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la

And we’re happy to say it’s going strong.

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la

Today the Shag and the Charleston are gone.

So’s the “Varsity Drag,” but like the “Maple Leaf Rag,”

“The Entertainer” goes on and goes on.

Back in the olden days

They called the “golden days”

Way before the birth of rock ‘n roll

There was a music man who had piano hands

And lots of syncopation in his soul.

They came from miles around

From every state and town

People came to listen to him play

And that’s why even though he died a long time ago

His music lives on to this day

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la.

Hey, Mr. Joplin we’re singing your song.

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la.

And we’re happy to say it’s going strong.

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la.

The Entertainer’s so old it sounds new.

Way ahead of its time, it’s only reaching its prime

And we’re just adding a rhyme about you.

Listen to the beat

It’s nice to generations

Listen to the beat

And catch the syncopations

Once a million feet

Were feelin’ new vibrations

All across this land

Back in ’94

He started something new that

People yelled for more

And he would sock it to him

Night after night he would give his all

At every two-step strutter’s ball.

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la.

Hey, Mr. Joplin we’re singing your song.

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la.

And we’re happy to say it’s going strong.

La, la, la-la, la-la, la-la.

Today the Shag and the Charleston are gone.

So’s the “Varsity Drag,” but like the “Maple Leaf Rag”.

“The Entertainer” goes on and goes on.

Yes, we’ll sing it again, we’ll sing it over again.

And we’ll be singing it anytime strong.

Yeah!