Five Guys Named Moe was a song penned by the great Louis Jordan, and a big hit for him in the 1940s. In 1990, fifteen years after Jordan's death, it was also the title of a musical paying tribute to him, written by Clarke Peters. Although the story was a little silly - the hero, Nomax, is wheedled into playing jazz by his pals named Moe - the show packed in lots of songs by Jordan, which is what made it a great hit. Here's the lyrics to the song:

I gotta tell you a story from way back
Truck on down and dig me Jack
There's Big Moe, Little Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, No Moe,
Look at brother, look at brother, look at brother Eat Moe
Moe, Moe, Moe, Moe, Moe, Moe, Moe

Who's the greatest band around
Makes the cats jump up and down
Who's the talk of Rhythm Town
Five guys named Moe

When they start to beat it out
Everybody jump and shout
Tell me who do the critics rave about
Five guys named Moe

They came out of nowhere
But that don't mean a thing
They rate high and you'll know why
When you hear them sing

High brow, low brow, all agree
They're the best in harmony
I'm telling you folks you just got to see
Five guys named Moe

There's Big Moe...
Little Moe...
One guy... Big Moe
Two guys... Little Big Moe
Three guys... Four-Eyed Moe
Four guys... No Moe
Five guys... Eat Moe
Five little guys named Moe

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