Sung by: The Southernaires of Black
Recorded near Newport, AR

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[This is largely incomprehensible.]

. . . there was a . . . bellboy,

. . . They had no waitress,
They had the maid and the cook,
(You know they’ll be there)
(You know the) bellboy
Is gonna be made there (?).
You know the porter
Is gonna be made there.
You know the waitress
Is gonna be made there.
You know the maid
Is gonna be made there.
You know the cook, now,
Is gonna be made there.
Well, in that great perfect place,
Don’t you know there’ll be . . .
(Glory Halalu)
And then they heard the manager say,

Oh, they had no room, (chorus)
Hey-ey-ey, Lord, (solo)
They had no room. (chorus)
Hey-ey-ey yeah, (solo)
They had no room at the motel,
Had no roo-oo-oom. (chorus)

All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

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