King Porter Stomp Lyrics Jelly Roll Morton “King Porter” was the first stomp, or the first tune with the name stomp, wrote in the United States. [clears throat] You must pardon me for clearing my throat, ‘cause I’ve gotta do it occasionally. Of course, I’ll tell you the fact about it, I don’t know what the name stomp mean, myself. It really wasn’t any meaning, only that people would stamp their feet, and I decided that the name stomp would be fitted for it. Of course, this tune . . . I was inspired by the name from a very dear friend of mine, and a marvellous pianist, now in the cold, cold ground — a gentleman from Florida, an educated gentleman with a wonderful musical education, far much better than mine. Er, this gentleman’s name was Mr. King — Porter King.