The Andrews Sisters sang a lot better than most everybody.
Your post brought back a memory. Dad had several "snippets" that he would sing, from time to time, one of which was that one. Others were, "And the billers [billows] of black, greasy [glossy] hair, were those of my pretty quadroon." And "the yaller [yellow] rose of Texas, beat the gals from Tenn-e-seeeee."