Ypsilanti


Ypsilanti

Words by Alfred Bryan Music by Egbert Van Alstyne Hear Ada Jones sing a 1915 version from the Collected Works of Ada Jones Part 2 at archive.org. Hear it Sung by Brian Hefferan, 2004, from the album Mother I'm Wild! View 1914 sheet music from The Indiana University Sheet Music Collections.
[Verse 1] D Bm D Bm I'll sing you a song and it's not very long D Bm D It's as crazy as crazy can be D Bm D Bm The verse is as short as a pistol's retort E7 A7 and the chorus is longer than me [Chorus] D A Ypsilanti, Michigan, D A Ypsilanti, wish again G D G D I have an auntie she lives in a shanty E7 A7 in Ypsilanti, Michigan D7 G If you need a rhyme for any old time E7 A7 just sing it all over again D A D A Auntie, shanty, Ypsilanti E7 A7 D and make a wish again [Verse 2] D Bm D Bm A bean is a bean as long as the bean D Bm D hasn't been where a bean shouldn't be Bm D Bm But when the bean has been in soup for too long E7 A7 It's soon a has-been you see!