Song: When It's Sleepy Time Down South
"When It's Sleepy Time Down South" (also known as "Sleepy Time Down South") is a 1931 jazz song written by Clarence Muse, Leon René and Otis René. It became the theme song of Louis Armstrong, who recorded it almost a hundred times during his career. The song is now considered a jazz standard.
The lyrics are about the Great Migration in the United States, with the singer talking about the "dear old Southland... where I belong", and contain many racial stereotypes. There is a 1942 film short of the song featuring Armstrong and others dressed as slaves or farm workers.