Jon sez: Matt Blick gave me the title. Apparently "Wilfrieda Beehive" is a bus company.
[Matt: It's true!]
Jon: I got the chromatic horn lines at the bus stop this afternoon, so that's appropriate.
Managed to get chromatic references into the words in verse 3.
The shout at the end rhymes with "Rita!"
Tech stuff: Horns are NI Session Horns. Everything else is Logic X instruments: Yamaha piano, Clav, Wurlitzer, Drummer (Curtis), Fingered bass.
Scholarly note: "kunjine" is (apparently) a common corruption of the Cajun "counjaille", a type of dance that was looked down on by respectable people ("Mama don't allow no kunjine"). Tampa Red and Georgia Tom (erstwhile bluesman and later Gospel pioneer Thomas A. Dorsey) had a hit with "Kunjine Baby" in 1930. Here's a link:
If ever there was a woman born to cut a rug,
To make a poor boy's insides do the jitterbug,
Make him glad that he's got eyes and he's alive,
That there woman is Wilfrieda Beehive.
She dances just like she was wearing roller skates,
Like Tatum running up and down those eighty-eights,
Old men stare and new busboys might break some plates,
When Wilfrieda Beehive starts to kunjine.
I don't care if her tongue is sharp
and her feet are flat,
Her hair's entirely natural and I like that,
As long as I've got my dancing shoes and I can jive,
I'll be buzzing round Wilfrieda Beehive.