Singa Along with Owl Jolson.

The adorable and rebellious Owl Jolson. Many of you should recognize him from the Warner Bros. cartoon “I Love to Singa”. Jolson was a jazz singer born into a classical music family and despite his parents oppressive attempts to reprogram him, he held fast to what brought him happiness; something that I’m sure we can all relate to.

The bouncy tune being sang by Jolson is actually a real song, of the same name, by Cab Calloway & Al Jolson. The name Owl Jolson is a tribute to Al Jolson, who also has the intersection of 51st & Broadway named in his honor.

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I love to sing-a
About the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a,
I love to sing-a,
About a sky of blue-a, or a tea for two-a,
Anything-a with a swing-a to an “I love you-a,”
I love to, I love to sing!

Give me a song-a
About a son-a gun that went and done her wrong-a.
But keep it clean-a,
With a cottage small-a by a waterfall-a,
Any sob-a that will throb-a to a bluebird’s call-a,
I love, I love to sing!

I was born a singin’ fool-a,
Lah-de-dah!
Ol’ Major Bowes is gonna spot me,
Got through Yale with boula-boula,
Lah-de-dah!
Old microphone’s got me!

I love to sing-a,
I love to wake up with the south-a in my mouth-a,
And wave a flag-a,
With a cheer for Uncle Sammy and another for my mammy,
I love to sing!

The swingin’est,
Hot singin’est,
Bell-ringin’est,
Song singin’est
High tootin’est,
Sky tootin’est,
I love to sing!

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