The music was written by Harry Warren and the lyrics by Johnny Mercer, for the 1938 Warner Brothers movie Going Places. It was premiered by Louis Armstrong and has since been covered by many other artists.
This song was featured in the 1938 film Going Places starring Dick Powell, Anita Louise and Ronald Reagan. Louis Armstrong appears in the part of Gabriel, the trainer of a race horse named Jeepers Creepers. Jeepers Creepers is a very wild horse and can only be soothed enough to let someone ride him when Gabriel plays the song "Jeepers Creepers" on his trumpet or sings it to him. Gabriel wrote the song specifically for the horse. (The phrase "jeepers creepers", a slang expression and minced oath euphemism for Jesus Christ, predates both the song and film.)
Jeepers, creepers....where'd ya get them peepers Jeepers, creepers...where'd ya get those eyes Gosh oh, git up....how'd they get so lit up Gosh oh, gee oh....how'd they get that size
Golly gee...when you turn them heaters on Woe is me...got to put my cheaters on
Jeepers, creepers....where'd ya get them peepers Oh, those weepers....how they hypnotize
Jeepers, creepers....where'd ya get them peepers Oh, those weepers....how they hypnotize Where did ya get those Golly where'd ya get those Where did ya get them there eyes