The Whiffenpoof Song
Words & Music by Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy & Ted Galloway
Recorded by Rudy Vallee, 1927
E7 A F#7 D Bm7-5 E7To the tables down at Mory's, to the place where Louis dwells,
D9 Bm7-5 E7 A Edim E7To the dear old Temple bar we love so well,
A F#7 D Bm7-5 E7Sing the Whiffenpoofs assembled, with their glasses raised on high,
D9 Bm7-5 E7 A Edim E7And the magic of their singing casts a spell.
E7 A F#7 D Bm7-5 E7Yes, the magic of their singing of the songs we love so well,
D9 Bm7-5 E7 A "Shall I Wasting" and "Mavourneen" and the rest;
E7 A A7 D9 Dm6We will serenade our Louis while life and voice shall last,
A D9 E7 E7/9 E7 A E7Then we'll pass and be forgotten with the rest.
E7 A F#m7 Bm7 E7We're poor little lambs who have lost our way:
Bm7 E7 A Edim E7Baa! Baa! Baa!
E7 A F#m7 Bm7 E7We're little black sheep who have gone astray:
Bm7 E7 A AM7Baa! Baa! Baa!
F#m F#m/E Bm Bm/AGentlemen songsters off on a spree,
E E7 AM7Doomed from here to eternity;
F#m F#m/A Bm7-5 Fdim(III) Lord have mercy on such as we:
The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions are the work of The Guitarguy