Shuffle Along


Writers: Flourney Miller Aubrey Lyles Eubie Blake Noble Sissle


Act One

  • “* Election Day” - Ensemble
  • "* I'm Simply Full of Jazz" - Ruth Little and Syncopation Steppers
  • "Love Will Find a Way" - Jessie Williams and Harry Walton
  • "Bandana Days" - Uncle Ned and Tom Sharper
  • "Uncle Tom and Old Black Joe" - Uncle Tom and Old Black Joe
  • "* (In) Honeysuckle Time (When Emmaline Said She'd Be Mine)" - Tom Sharper
  • "Gypsy Blues" - Jessie Williams, Ruth Little and Harry Walton
  • “Love Will Find a Way [reprise]” - Jim Williams, Ruth Little, Jessie Williams, Harry Walton, and Ensemble

Act Two

  • "* Shuffle Along" - Ensemble
  • "* I'm Just Wild About Harry" - Jessie Williams and Syncopation Sunflowers
  • "Sing Me to Sleep, Dear Mammy" - Harry Walton
  • "Everything Reminds Me of You" - Jessie Williams and Harry Walton
  • "Good Night Angeline / Ain’t It a Shame" - Four Harmony Kings (Ensemble)
  • "If You Haven't Been Vamped by a Brownskin, You Haven't Been Vamped at All" - Sam Peck
  • "* Oriental Blues" - Tom Sharper
  • "I Am Craving for That Kind of Love"/ "Daddy (Won't You Please Come Home)" - Ruth Little
  • “A Few Minutes with Sissy and Blake” +
  • "* Baltimore Buzz" - Tom Sharper and Jimtown's Jazz Steppers
  • "African Dip" - Ensemble

  • In the original production Eubie Blake left the pit at this point to join Noble Sissle onstage to lead selections from their standalone performance repertoire, especially songs from their military band days. The individual numbers and their order could change nightly, but “Gee, I’m Glad That I’m from Dixie” usually opened this set, and “On Patrol in No Man’s Land” usually closed it. Of the other songs here, “Pickaninny Shoes” and “The Low-Down Blues” were included most frequently.

A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.

Shuffle Along guide sections