House of BambooWords & Music by Bill Crompton & Norman Murrells, 1958
Recorded by Earl Grant, 1960
A G A Number fifty-four, A G Em7 A The house with the bamboo door, A G Em7 A G Bamboo roof and bamboo walls, Em7 A G Em7 A They've even got a bamboo floor! Em7 A G/B A7 D6 Dalt Gdim D You must get to know Soho Joe, Em7 A G/B A7 He runs an Expresso, D C D Called the House of Bamboo. Em7 A G/B A7 It's-a made of sticks. D6 Dalt Gdim D Sticks and bricks, Em7 A G/B A7 But you can get your kicks D C D In the house of bamboo. A7 Em7 G/B A7 Em7 A7 Em7 A7 In this ca - si - no, you can drink a chi no, D A7 G D Bm7 A7 G D And it's gotcha swingin' to the cha cha A7 Em7 G/B A7 Em7 A7 Em7 A7 Dance the bo - le - ro in a som - bre - ro. D A7 G D Shake like a snake! A7 Em7 G/B A7 Em7 A7 Em7 A7 You wanna drop in when the cats are hop - pin'. D A7 G D Bm7 A7 G D Let your two feet move-a to the big beat; A7 Em7 G/B A7 Em7 A7 Em7 A7 Pick yourself a kit - ten and listen to a plat - ter D A7 G D That rocks the juke-box! Em7 A G/B A7 D6 Dalt Gdim D I'm-a telling you, when you're blue, Em7 A G/B A7 Well there's a lot to do D C D In the House Of Bamboo.
I had to overcome my own ignorance on this one, when I went looking for it -- I was convinced it was Nat King Cole singing it. It wasn't -- it was Earl Grant. Finding things gets a whole lot easier when you look for stuff that actually exists.