Lyrics

» Aimlessly Drifting
» Ain't That Just Like A Woman
» Almost Grown
» Anthony Boy
» Around And Around
» Back In The USA
» Back To Memphis
»
Beautiful Delilah
» Bio
» Bonsoir Chérie
» Bordeaux In My Pirough
» Bound To Lose
»
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
» Bye Bye Johnny
» California
» Carol
» Check Me Out
» Childhood Sweetheart

» Club Nitty Gritty
» Confessin' The Blues
» Come On
» Crazy Arms
» Dear Dad
» Downbound Train

» Down The Road Apiece
» Do You Love Me
» Drifting Blues
»
Drifting Heart
» Every Day We Rock'n'Roll
» Fish And Chips
» Go Bobby Soxer
» Got It And Gone
» Go Go Go
» Good Looking Woman

»
Havana Moon
» Have Mercy Judge
» Hello Little Girl Goodbye
» His Daughter Caroline
» House Lights
» House Of Blue Lights
» How You've Changed
» I Can't Believe
» I Don't Take But A Few Minutes
» I Do Really Love You
» If I Were
» I Got A Booking

» I Got To Find My Baby
» I Love Her I Love Her
» I Love You
» I'm A Rocker
» I'm Just A Lucky So And So
» I'm Just A Name
» I'm Talking About You
» I Need You Baby
» I Never Thought
» It's My Own Business
» It's Too Dark In Here
» It Wasn't Me
» I've Changed
» I Want To Be Your Driver
» I Will Not Let You Go
» Jaguar And Thunderbird
»
Johnny B. Goode
» Jo Jo Gunne
» La Jaunda
» Let It Rock
» Let's Boogie
» Let's Do Our Thing Together

» Little Marie
» Little Queenie
» Little Star
» Lonely School Days
» Louis To Frisco
» Ma' Dear Ma' Dear
»
Maybellene
» Mean Old World
» Memphis
» Merry Christmas Baby
» Misery

» Move It
» Mum's The Word
» My Blue Christmas

» My Ding A Ling
» My Heart Will Always Belong To You
» My Little Love Lights

» My Mustang Ford
» My Woman
» Nadine
»
No Money Down
» No Particular Place To Go
» Oh Baby Doll
» Oh Louisiana
» Oh What A Thrill
» Oh Yeah
» Our Little Rendezvous
» Pass Away

» Promised Land
» Put Her Down
» Rain Eyes
» Ramona Say Yes

» Reelin' And Rockin'
» Right Off Rampart Street
» Rock Cradle Rock

» Rock'n'Roll Music
» Roll Away
» Roll Over Beethoven
» Route 66
» Run Around

» Run Rudolph Run
» San Francisco Dues
»
School Days
» Still Got The Blues
» St. Louis Blues
» Some People
» Soul Rocking
» Sue Ann Sir

» Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller
»
Sweet Little Sixteen
» Sweet Sixteen
» Talking About My Buddy
» Tell You About My Buddy

» The Festival
» The Love I Lost
» The Man And The Donkey
» The Things I Used To Do
» Thirteen Question Method
»
Thirty Days
» Together We'll Always Be
» Too Much Monkey Business
» Too Pooped To Pop
» Trick Or Treat

» Tulane
» Vacation Time
» Viva Viva Rock'n'Roll
» Wee Hours Blues

» Wee Wee Hours
» Welcome Back Pretty Baby
» Why Should We End This Way
» Worried Life Blues

» Wuden't Me
» You And My Country
»
You Can't Catch Me
» You Never Can Tell
» You Two


» Aimlessly Drifting

I guess I'll go to California
Seems like I'm always on the run
Nobody ever needs a loser
We just exist under the sun
But someday, somehow, someone may need me
When my drifting days are done

Well, I'm aimlessly drifting
Looks like I live from day to day
Hard as I try to make a showing
Something is always in my way
Even the one I truly love now
Deals in the games that people play

Every time I love I always lose
Seems like I'll never ever win
Each I hear them lonesome blues
I'm all alone at home again
Seems like I'm just existing
Aimlessly drifting to no end

All that I ask of this old world
Is just to have a happy home
All that I ask of one little girl
Is just to be my very own
It seems just like I'm just existing
Aimlessly drifting along

Yes, I'll go to California
Seems like I'm always on the run
Nobody ever needs a loser
I just exist under the sun
But someday, somehow, someone may need me
But my drifting days be done

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» Ain't That Just Like A Woman

There was Adam, happy as a man could be
Till Eve got him messin' with that old apple tree

Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
They'll do it every time

Lot took his wife down to the corner for a malted
She wouldn't mind her business, boy, did she get salted

Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
They'll do it every time
Samson thought Delilah was on the square
Till one night she clipped him all his hair

Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
They'll do it every time

From our history books we all learned
Nero fiddled while Rome was burned

Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
They'll do it every time

Marie Antoinette met some hungry cats at the gate
They was crying for bread, she said, "Let them eat cake"

Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
They'll do it every time

You can buy a woman clothes
And give her money on the side
No matter what you do
She ain't never satisfied
Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
Ain't that just like a woman?
They'll do it every time

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» Almost Grown

Yeah 'n' I'm doin' all right in school.
They ain't said I broke no rule.
I ain't never been in Dutch.
I don't browse around too much

Don't bother me leave me alone
Anyway I'm almost grown

I don't run around with no mob.
Got myself a little job
I'm gonna buy me a little car,
Drive my girl in the park

Got my eye on a little girl.
Ah, she's really out this world.
Yeah, and I take her to a dance,
We steady talk about romance.

You know I'm still livin' in town.
But I done married and settled down.
Now I really have a ball
So I don't browse around at all

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» Anthony Boy

Eight o’clock in the morning
And I’m movin’ on out to school;
With an open book and a sleepy look,
The teacher can’t be fooled.
I take a pass in an early class,
The teacher will never know,
That I postponed my work at home
Watching the evening show. 
Hey, there! Anthony boy, why ‘r’ you in such a rush?
The girl she wanna talk to you,
Look at him he’s-a blush.

Three o’clock in the afternoon
Completes a day of school;
Before the thing can cease the ring,
He’s in the vestibule.
Betty and Barbara and Jeanie and Jane
Are yackity-yackin’ with Joan,
About some things that Anthony told
Her over the telephone.

Hey, there! Anthony boy, why ‘r’ you in such a rush?
The girl she wanna talk to you,
Look at him he’s-a blush.

Hey, there! Anthony boy, why ‘r’ you in such a rush?
The girl she wanna talk to you,
Look at him he’s-a blush. 

Betty told me the secret
That I had told her not to tell;
Now that she knows I know
You know that all is well.
Come come Tony, me boy,
Don’t let ‘em get in your hair,
With a good education you may
Become a multi-millionaire. 

Hey, there! Anthony boy, why ‘r’ you in such a rush?
The girl she wanna talk to you,
Look at him he’s-a blush.

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» Around And Around

They say the joint was rockin'
goin' round and round,
yeah reelin' and a rockin',
what a crazy sound,
well they never stop a rockin'
'till the moon went down.

Oh it sound so sweet,
gotta take me a chance,
rose out of my seat,
just had to dance,
started movin' ma feet,
well and clappin' my hands.

Well the joint started rockin'
goin' round and round,
yeah reelin' and a rockin',
what a crazy sound,
well they never stoped rockin'
'till the moon went down.

Twelve o'clock
Well the place was packed
Front doors was locked
Well the place was packed
When the police knocked
Both doors flew back

Well the kept on rockin'
goin' round and round,
yeah reelin' and a rockin',
what a crazy sound,
well you never stop rockin'
'till the moon went down.

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» Back In The USA

Oh well, oh well, I feel so good today,
We touched ground on an international runway
Jet propelled back home, from over seas to the USA

New-York, Los Angeles, oh, how I yearned for you
Detroit, Chicago, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge
Let alone just to be at my home back in ol’ St-Lou.

Did I miss the skyscrapers, did I miss the long freeway?
From the coast of California to the shores of Delaware Bay
You can bet your life I did, till’ I got back to the USA

Looking hard for a drive-in, searching for a corner café
Where hamburgers sizzle on an open grill night and day
Yeah, and a jukebox jumping the records like in the USA

Well, I’m so glad I’m livin’ in the USA.
Yes. I’m so glad I’m livin’ in the USA.
Anything you want, we got it right here in the USA

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» Back To Memphis

I've been struggling up here, child, trying to make a living
Everybody wants to take, nobody like giving
I wish I was in Memphis back home there with my Mama
The only clothes I got left that ain't rags is my pajamas
No brotherly love, no help, no danger
Just a great big town full of cold hearted strangers

I went hungry in New York and Chicago was no better
But today, my dear mother wrote and told me in her letter
Son, come back to Memphis and live here with your Mama
You can walk down Beale Street, honey, wearing your pajamas
You know home folks here, we let do just what you want to
And I born you and raised you right here on the corner

I'm going to leave here in the morning and walk down to the station
I've got just enough money to pay my transportation
I'm going back to Memphis, back home with my Mama
If I have to ride that bus barefooted in pajamas
Back home in Memphis, no moaning and groaning
I know everything will be all right in the morning

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» Beautiful Delilah

Beautiful Delilah, sweet as apple pie
Always gets a second look from fellas passin' by
Everytime I see her she's with a different guy
Beautiful Delilah, that's the reason why
*Rebecca don't allow me to fool around with you
You are so tantalizing, you just can't be true

Beautiful Delilah dressed in the latest style
Swingin' like a pendulum walkin' down the aisle
Deep romantic eyes, speak so low and mild
Maybe you will settle down and marry after a while
(*Repeat)

Beautiful Delilah bathin' in the sun
Audience of seventeen, and notice not a one
Local Casanova
Wouldn't be outdone
Let her steal his heart away and break it just for fun
(*Repeat)

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» Bio

(Spoken:) Lord have mercy, got to tell it, tell it just like it is, ev’ry word.

Yeah! I was living in St. Louis
In the year of nineteen fifty five
Mama didn’t have no great mansion,
Just a little old country dive.
Papa worked all week long,
Try’n’ to keep us six kids alive.

So I hitch hiked to Chicago
Just to hear Muddy Waters play
I sat and listened to him sing
Until the early hours of day
I asked him what I could do to make it
And it was he who showed me the way

I went back home and wrote a song
And made a record I could claim
The little tune jumped on the charts
And rode me right on up to fame
It netted over ten thousand dollars
And added glory to my name

I was standing at the airport
With my guitar in my hand
And a first class ticket
Destination movie land
I will be in Hollywood, Mama
Before the roosters crow again

When I first started playing music
Over sixteen years ago
Every big town in the country
From St. Francisco to Baltimore
Trying to bring some happy hours
Doing the only thing I know

Can’t help it, but I love it
Stand here, sing to you
Brings back so many memories
Many things we used to do
‘Till I see you here again
Take care, good luck to you

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» Bonsoir Chérie

Good night, sweethearts
It's time to go now
Arrivederci, tally-ho, au revoir, adio
You've been so wonderful, I don't wish to go
But this completes my show

Bonsoir, chérie, Je vous partir
Bonsoir, chérie, Je vous partir
Je vous aime, beaucoup chérie
Bonsoir, chérie, bonsoir

Be strong, Pierre, hang on chérie
Avec plaisir, as you know
It's been beautiful, it's been mellow
That is why I don't want to go, oh no!

Good night, sweetheart, I got to go now
Time won't permit me to play no more now
But I'll be back to do another show now
So good night, so long, bye, bye

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» Bordeaux In My Pirough

So long, Jean, got a little show, thanks for the Bordeaux
I got to go, push my pirough way down the bayou
They got a band up on the stand and a beautiful light show
Au revoir, Jean, dig the show from up on the plateau

In my pirough, with my Bordeaux, out on the bayou
Creeping along, singing a song, c'est, c'est bon, bon
Playing the music on my acoustic Spanish guitaro
Having a duet with my coquette out on the bayou

It's growing night, we've got no lights out on the bayou
Beautiful trip, think we'll sip some of my Bordeaux
Two more miles going wild to play my acoustic
See them stand to clap their hands to hear my music

One more mile, we rested awhile and sipped on some Bordeaux
While we's grooving, a fog was moving in on the bayou
On my knee, just couldn't see the front of my pirough
We didn't mind, we just reclined and sipped some more Bordeaux

Ay-ay, Jean, I missed the show up on the plateau
Si vous plait, push my pirough back up the bayou
No see the band, no see the stand, no see the light show
Ahh, Jean, we had a show out on the bayou

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» Bound To Lose

Looks like I'll go on through my life bound in sorrow
I'm a loser right from the start
Now I've lost the only one I really loved
And I'm bound to this pain in my heart

I am bound because I am so much in love with you
And I know that this love's all in vain
When you let anyone have the love you say is mine
It proves to me I'm a loser again

I am bound with so many sweet memories of you
What more can a poor loser do ?
I can't change your ways, I can't make you love me more
I am bound to this crave I have for you

I was bound to lose you when I first fell in love with you
I thought I'd try and love again
Oh, I lost, but kept my chin up and I would pull through every time
But losing you has laid my head in my hands

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» Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Arrested on charges of unemployment,
he was sitting in the witness stand
The judge's wife called up the district attorney
Said you free that brown eyed man
You want your job you better free that brown eyed man

Flying across the desert in a TWA,
I saw a woman walking across the sand
She been a walkin' thirty miles en route to Bombay
To get a brown eyed handsome man
Her destination was a brown eyed handsome man

Way back in history three thousand years
In fact every since the world began
There's been a whole lot of good women sheddin' tears
For a brown eyed handsome man
It's a lot of trouble was brown eyed handsome man

Beautiful daughter couldn't make up her mind
Between a doctor and a lawyer man
Her mother told her darlin' go out and find yourself
A brown eyed handsome man
Just like your daddy, he's a brown eyed handsome man

Milo Venus was a beautiful lass
She had the world in the palm of her hand
But she lost both her arms in a wrestling match
To get brown eyed handsome man
She fought and won herself a brown eyed handsome man

Two, three count with nobody on
He hit a high fly into the stand
Rounding third he was headed for home
It was a brown eyed handsome man
That won the game; it was a brown eyed handsome man

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» Bye Bye Johnny

She drew out all her money at the Southern Trust
And put her little boy aboard a Greyhound Bus
Leaving Louisiana for the Golden West
Down came the tears from her happiness
Her own little son name ‘o Johnny B. Goode
Was gonna make some motion pictures in Hollywood

Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye bye Johnny
Good bye Johnny B. Goode

She remembered taking money out from gathering crop
And buying Johnny’s guitar at the broker shop
As long as he would play it by the railroad side
And wouldn’t get in trouble, he was satisfied
But never thought that there would come a day like this
When she would have to give her son a goodbye kiss

Going
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye Johnny
Good-bye Johnny B. Goode

She finally got the letter she was dreaming of
Johnny wrote and told her he had fell in love
As soon as he was married, he would bring her back
And build a mansion for ‘em by the railroad track
So every time the heard the locomotive roar
They’d be a standin’, a wavin’ by the kitchen door

Howling
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye
Bye bye Johnny
Good-bye Johnny B. Goode

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» California

California, California
Much has been told me about your beautiful sunshine
Mountains and snow tops, valleys and rich crops
California, home so far from mine

San Francisco, Sacramento
Will I ever go to Los Angeles or San Diego ?
To Reading or Fresno
Needles or Borstow, California I have so far to go

Someday I will be in California
And go to places movie stars have been
Hollywood and trolley cars and oranges
And see the palm trees bending in the wind

California, California
Soon I'll be with you watching your sunset in the evening
Movies and show plays, beaches and free ways
California, from my home I'll be leaving

California, California
Soon I'll be with you watching your sunset in the evening
Movies and show plays, beaches and free ways
California, for my home I'm leaving

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» Carol

Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

Climb into my machine so we can cruise on out
I know a swingin' little joint where we can jump and shout
It's not too far back off the highway, not so long a ride
You park your car out in the open, you can walk inside
A little cutie takes your hat and you can thank her, ma'am
Every time you make the scene you find the joint is jammed

Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

And if you wanna hear some music like the boys are playin'
Hold tight, pat your foot, don't let 'em carry it away
Don't let the heat overcome you when they play so loud
Oh, don't the music intrigue you when they get a crowd
You can't dance, I know you wish you could
I got my eyes on you baby, 'cause you dance so good

Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day

Don't let him steal your heart away
I've got to learn to dance if it takes you all night and day
Oh Carol

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» Check Me Out

Come on up to me baby
Make me shake and shout
Come on up to me baby
Make me move about
Come on up to me baby
Come and check me out

I can't dance by Tchaikovsky
Ain't no Bach
No comprende Franz Schubert
I'm going to stick to my stock
Come on up to me baby
Because I want to rock

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» Childhood Sweetheart

Last night, I had a beautiful dream
Last night, in the wee wee hours, oh yes
Had a beautiful dream
Ain't about my childhood sweetheart
How true and real it seemed 

I had dreamt we was walkin’
Hand in hand, home from school
Yeah, I dreamt we was walkin’ together
Hand in hand, home from school.
Yeah, if it hadn't be for you darling,
I'd broke my mother's rule.

Yeah, you was only sixteen,
So young and yet so fine
Yeah, you was only sixteen,
So young, yet so fine.
You said when you’d finish school
You’d let me take and make you mine.

-Oh Yeah

Yeah, you had those same pretty eyes,
Same sweet little smile
You had those same pretty eyes,
Same sweet little smile.
I had dreamt about the sweet things
We used to do, when you was a child 

You were my childhood sweetheart
Love you now, and loved you then
You were my childhood sweetheart
I love you now and I loved you then
And when I'll leave you down the twilight
I'll go to sleep and dream again.

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» Club Nitty Gritty

Well, down in Tennessee, close to Mississippi
'Bout a mile out of Toulouse, on the way to Memphis
There's a road turning south that's rather rocky and tricky
But it dead-ends right up to the Club Nitty-Gritty

They do the Mess Around
The Watusi
The Hully Gully
The Mashed Potato
And oh-oh they started Twisting
They did the Shimmy
Ah! They were Jerking

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» Confessin' The Blues

Baby here I stand before you
With my heart in my hand
I put it to you mama
Hoping that you'll understand

Oh, baby
Mama, please don't dog me 'round
Yeah I, I would rather love you, baby
Than anyone else I know in town

This is my confession, Mama
And it's sung by all your song
It proves that I'm in heaven, Mama
When you hold me in your arms

Well, baby
Can I have you for myself
Yeah, if I can't have you, baby
I don't want nobody else

Well, baby
Don't you want a man like me
Well, baby
Don't you want a man like me
Yeah, think about your future, baby
Forget about your used to be

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» Come On

Everything is wrong since me and my baby parted
All day long I'm walkin' 'cause I couldn't get my car started
Laid off from my job and I can't afford to check it
I wish somebody'd come along and run into it and wreck it

Come on, since me and my baby parted
Come on, I can't get started
Come on, I can't afford to check
I wish somebody'd come along and run into it and wreck it

Everything is wrong since I've been without you
Ev'ry night I lay awake thinkin' about you
Ev'ry time the phone rings it sounds like thunder
Some stupid guy try'n' to reach another number

Come on, since I've been without you
Come on, always thinkin' about you
Come on, phone sounds like thunder
Some stupid guy try'n' to reach another number

Everything is wrong since I last saw you, baby
I really wanna see you and I don't mean maybe
I'm doin' ev'rything try'n' to make you see
That I belong to you, hon, and you belong to me

Come on, I wanna see you, baby
Come on, I don't mean maybe
Come on, I'm try'n' to make you see
That I belong to you and you belong to me

Come on, I gotta see you, baby
Come on, I don't mean maybe
Come on, I've gotta make you see
That I belong to you and you belong to me

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» Crazy Arms

Blue, ain't the word for the way that I feel;
And a storm is brewing in this heart of mine;
This ain’t no crazy dream now I know that is real;
You’re someone else’s love now you’re not mine.

Crazy arms that reach to hold someone new;
For my yearning heart keeps saying you’re not mine;
My troubled mind knows soon to another you’ll be wed;
And that is why I’m lonely all the time.

So please take the treasured dreams that I had for you and me;
And take all the love I thought was mine;
Someday my crazy arms may old someone new;
Right now I’m so lonely all the time.

Crazy arms that reach to hold someone new;
For my yearning heart keeps saying you’re not mine;
My troubled mind knows soon to another you’ll be wed;
And that is why I’m lonely all the time.

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» Dear Dad

Dear Dad, don't get mad,
What I'm asking for
Is by the next semester
Can I get another car ?
This one here is sick'ning
On a wide dual road.
I might as well be walking
As to drive this old Ford.

Almost everyntime I try
To go and pass a truck,
If I ain't goin' down hill,
Dad, Im, out of luck.
And even if I get by,
It's still a rugged risk,
The way this old Ford
Keep a hitting and miss.

Last week when I was driving
On my way to school,
I almost got a ticket
'Bout a freeway traffic rule.
It's now a violation
Driving under forty-five,
And if I push to fifty,
This here Ford will nosedive.

Dad, I'm in great danger
Out here trying to drive.
This Ford wiggles
When I'm approaching forty-five/
I have to nurse it along
Like a little suffering pup,
And cars whizzing by me,
Dad, look like I'm backing up.

She just don't have the appetite
For gas somehow,
And Dad, I got both carburetors
Hooked up on it now.
I tried to hook another
To see if I'd do a little good,
But ain't no place to put it
'Less I perforate the hood.

So Dad, send the money,
See what I can see,
Try to find a Cadillac,
Sixty-two or three.
Just something that won't worry us
To keep it on the road.
Sincerely, your loving son,
Henry Junior Ford.

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» Downbound Train

A stranger lying on a bar room floor
Had drank so much he could drink no more,
So he fell asleep with a troubled brain
To dream that he rode on that down bound train.
 
The engine with blood was sweaty and damp
And brilliantly lit with a brimstone lamp,
And imps for fuel was shovelling bones
While the furnace rang with a thousand groans.
 
The boiler was filled with lots of beer
The devil himself was the engineer,
The passengers were most a motley crew,
Some were foreigners and others he knew.
Rich men and lost beggars in rags
Handsome young ladies and wicked old hags.
 
As the train rushed on at a terrible pace
Sulphuric fumes scorched their hands and face,
Wider and wider the country grew
Faster and faster the engine flew,
Louder and louder the thunder crashed
Brighter and brighter the lighting flashed,
 
Hotter and hotter the air became
Till their clothes were burned with each quivering refrain.
Then out of the din there came a yell
Ha ha said the devil we're nearing home,
 
Oh how the passengers shrieked with pain
They go to Satan with this down bound train.
 
The stranger awoke with an anguished cry
His clothes wet with sweat and his hair standing high,
He fell on his knees on the bar room floor
And prayed a prayer like never before.
 
And the prayers and vows were not in vain
For he never rode that down bound train.

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» Down The Road Apiece

Now if you wanna hear some boogie like I'm gonna play
It's just an old piano and a knockout bass
The drummer man's a cat they call Kickin' McCoy
You know, remember that rubber-legged boy?
Mama's cookin' chicken fried and bacon grease
Come on along boys it's just down the road apiece

Well, there's a place you really get your kicks
It's open every night about twelve to six
Now if you wanna hear some boogie you can get your fill
And shove and sting like an old steam drill
Come on along you can lose your lead
Down the road, down the road, down the road apiece

There's a place you really get your kicks
It's open every night about twelve to six
Now if you wanna hear some boogie you can get your fill
And shove and sting like an old steam drill
Come on along you can lose your lead
Down the road, down the road, down the road apiece

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» Do You Love Me

My first and only love, I do sincerely ask of you
The one and only question that my heart is wandering to: 

Do you love me? Do you mean the things you say?
If you love me, baby, you won’t treat me this way.
Don’t treat me this way! 

I tried so hard to proove to you that my love for you is real
You never say sweet things to try to change the way I feel;

Do you love me? Do you mean the things you say?
If you love me, baby, you won’t treat me this way.
Don’t treat me this way!

(Do you love me? Do you mean the things you say to me?)

I never asked you were you’ve been or where you want to go
But now the time has come, my dear, and I have got to know:

Do you love me? Do you mean the things you say?
If you love me, baby, you won’t treat me this way.
Don’t treat me this way!
(Don’t treat me this way!)
(Don’t treat me this way!)

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» Drifting Blues

Well, I'm driftin' and driftin' like a ship out on the sea 
Yes, I'm driftin' and driftin' like a ship out on the sea 
Ah, you know I ain't got nobody in this world to care for me 

Ah, if my baby would only take me back again 
Mm, if my baby would only take me back again 
Well, you know I ain't good for nothin', darlin', and I haven't got a friend 

Please come back, baby, baby, please come back home 
Please come back home, baby, baby, please come back home 
I wanna show you just how much I love you, and how it feels to be alone

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» Drifting Heart

Who set my heart
Ever - drifting?
You, from the start never lifting
I fight it but it downs me
Despite the joy around me
I can't free myself from sorrow

All through the day it's a wonder
Fall will the night, still I wonder
If I'm the only
Or are you as lonely
Come home to me tomorrow
Why should the past so change
How you feel!
Oh but I ask you
"Forgive, if you will"
These lonely hours are
So hard to bear
I don't deny that I was unfair

You paid enough to be gay
Who made me love you this way?
So give me the chance
To renew our romance
For this time I know it will stay
Oh yes, this time I know it will stay

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» Every Day We Rock'n'Roll

Every day we're gonna rock and roll
Rock and roll, rock and roll
Every day we're gonna rock and roll, gonna
Rock out a little bit of soul

Every day we're gonna go, go, go
Gonna kick off the shoes and dance on the floor
Every day we're gonna go, go, go, gonna
Go, go, a little bit of soul

Every day we're gonna twist and shout
Hold back, baby, come on, work out
Every day we're gonna twist and shout, gonna
Twist and shout a little soul

Every day we're gonna shake, shake, shake
Come on, Grandpa, you ain't got no back ache
Every day we're gonna shake, shake, shake, gonna
Shake a little bit of soul

Every day we're gonna turn it on
Gonna turn it on, gonna turn it on
Every day we're gonna turn it on, gonna
Turn on a little bit of soul

Every day we're gonna rock and roll
'Round the clock, rock and roll
Every day we're gonna rock and roll, gonna
Rock out a little bit of soul

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» Fish And Chips

Fish and Chips
A little coke and you, oh, babe
Honey drips
Two more to go, oh, babe
Let's go on back
The trip will be groovy, oh, babe
Jump in the sack
Flip your mood, oh, babe
Come to me
I really do love you, oh, babe
Honey, honey
Honey dripper too, oh, babe
Loved you before
I loved you a long, long time, my love
Loving you more
Then I got to have more of
Fish and chips

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» Go Bobby Soxer

Bobby band a-rockin'
And the bobby soxer's doing the twist
It's a bobby soxer beat
And you can rock it any way you wish
Work out, bobby soxer, you can
Wiggle like a whimsical fish

Go, go, bobby soxer
Go, go, bobby soxer
Go, go, bobby soxer
Go, go, bobby soxer
When the weekend comes
You'll be right back rockin' some more

Bobby soxer dancin'
But she keeps peepin' on the stand
Bobby soxer's got a crush
On a beatle in the bobby band
Love bug sure gonna bite her
If the beatle even wave his hand

Twist on, bobby soxer
But don't forget the bobby rule
It's getting late, bobby soxer
And the teacher teachin' you in school
And tomorrow morning, bobby soxer
You'll be back in school

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» Got It And Gone

When he was a child, just a baby boy
He wanted to play rock music and sing some songs of joy
When he started school, he just could pat his feet
The first song he ever learned had a strong boogie beat

Come on now
Rock it, rock it, rock it along
Roll it, roll it, roll it on
Git it, git it, git it on
Got it, got it, got it and gone

Then one day it happened, they hauled him off to war
Way over there in no man's land, just him and his guitar
Nobody near to love him, nobody ever sent him news
What could a poor boy do at night, but to sit down and sing them blues

Early one morning they called him, oh, what a beautiful day
They packed him in an old army plane and flew him back home to stay
He landed in Clark Air base, but didn't have no place to go
So he sit down with his guitar in the middle of the street and gave everybody a free show.

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» Go Go Go

Down goes the sun, sitting, ducking on guitar
Up comes the moon, twinkle, twinkle little star
One and one is two inchin’ two, to make it four
Johnny get your guitar, let's go, go, go

Johnny plays the guitar at the weekly record hop
He starts starts to twist and turn and then they wouldn’t let him stop
Girls so shook up, seein’ him shakin’ on the show
Everybody starts to holler go, go, go

Duckwalkin’ on his knees, peckin’ like a hen
Lookin’ like a locomotive, here he comes again
Meow said the kitty goin’ bow-wow-wow
Go and pick your guitar, Johnny don’t stop now, oh baby

Backed up by a jazz band, layin' on the wood,
Mixin Ahmad Jamal in my Johnny B Goode.
Sneaking Errol Garner in my Sweet Sixteen,
Now they tell me Stan Kenton's cutting Maybelline, oh baby

Papa said to Mama, this I never understood,
How he picks his guitar, make it sound so good.
Use to sound goofy, but I guess it's allright,
Cause Papa's takin' Mama to the gig tomorrow night, oh baby

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» Good Looking Woman

Well, you're a good looking woman
Any man would go for you
You got everything you need, darling
Yeah, you know how to use it too
If you let me be your love one
I'll do anything you wish me to do

I'd be true to you, baby
And I would not mess around
You make me so happy, darling
Take you anyplace in town
Yes, I belong to you alone
Until you put me down

I'm gonna try for your love, baby
In ev'ry way I know how
I'm gonna tweet, tweet, tweet
Gobble, gobble or meow, meow
I'll even quack, quack, quack or moo, moo
Or bow, wow, wow, wow

Yeah, I'm hung up on you, baby
You're a fox and I ain't lying
Ooh, the things I'll do for you
Let me love you, I'll blow your mind
Till that satisfaction comes
I'll be stone lie steady trying

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» Havana Moon

Havana moon, Havanna moon
Me all alone with jug of rum
Me stand and wait for boat to come
Is long de night, is quiet de dark
De boat she late, it's twelve o'clock
Me watch de tide easin' in
Is low de moon but high de wind
Havana moon, Havana moon

Me all alone, me open de rum
Is long de wait for boat to come
American girl come back to me
We'll sail away across de sea
We'll dock in New York
De buildin's high
We find a home in de sky
Havana moon, Havana moon

Me still alone, me sip de rum
Me wonder when de boat she come
To bring me love, oh sweet little thing
She rock'n'roll, she dance and sing
She hold me tight, she touch me lips
Me eyes they close, me heart she flip
Havana moon, Havana moon

But still alone me drinkin' de rum
Begin to think de boat no come
American girl she tell a lie
She say "Till then," she mean "Goodbye "
Havana moon, Havana moon

Me lay down alone, was good de rum
Me fall asleep, de boat she come
De girl she look till come de dawn
She weep and cry, return for home
De whistle blow, me open me eyes
Was bright de sun, was blue de sky
Me grab me shoes, me jump and run
Me see de boat head for horizon
Havana moon, is gone de rum

De boat she sail, my love she gone
Havana moon, Havana moon
Havana moon, Havanna moon

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» Hello Little Girl Goodbye

Hello, little girl, I got a little talk for you
About something you led me to believe you'd do
But I know now you had no intentions to

It has come to me that we been together too long
I been holding out, I believe I'll be gone
'Cause I don't have to hang around while you do me wrong

Your heart's full of rock and you reel like a rolling stone
You don't really need me, you'd do better on your own
So go find somebody else and leave me alone

I'm leaving you now although I love you still
I loved you then and I guess I always will
So, goodbye, little girl, I'm gone this time for real

Your heart's full of rock and you reel like a rolling stone
You don't really need me, you'd do better on your own
So go find somebody else and leave me alone

Honey, I'm leaving you although I love you still
You I loved you then and I guess I always will
So, goodbye, little girl, I'm gone this time for real

Bye. bye, little girl, bye, bye, little girl
Bye. bye, little girl, bye, bye, little girl
Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, little girl

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» His Daughter Caroline

So few years ago her daddy held her in his arms
Snugged the blanket around her feet to help and keep 'em warm
When he kissed her tender cheek, oh, how her eyes would shine
His ev'ry dream was built around his daughter Caroline

He remembered ev'ry time she'd turn another year
And, at the birthday parties, when he'd shed a happy tear
Thinking of the wedding dress that she would wear someday
When he'd have to give his daughter Caroline away

He thought of what he saw the night they called her from the roll
A silver graduation ring and engagement ring of gold
It seems as tho' twas yesterday he met her valentine
And now she's grown and here to wed his daughter Caroline

Maarching on his arm she whispered, "Pa, I still love you"
Those words remained within his ears when she vowed, "I do"
Cheer was sparkling from his eyes, but tears were in behind
When he gave his heart away, his daughter Caroline

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» Have Mercy Judge

Have mercy, I'm in a world of trouble now
I'm being held by the State Patrol
I am charged with traffic of the forbidden
And I almost finished doing my parole
Now, I'm on my way back down town
Somebody help me, have mercy on my soul

I go to court tomorrow morning
And I got the same judge I had before
Lord, I know he won't have no mercy on me
'Cause he told me not to come back no more
He'll send me away to some stoney mansion
In a lonely room and lock the door

Ow! Have mercy on my little Tulane
She's too alive to try to live alone
And I know her needs
And although she loves me
She's gonna try to make it
While the poor boy's gone

Somebody should tell her to live
And I'll understand it
And even love her more
When I come back home

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» House Lights

Hey! Ev'rybody, let's get it on
You got one more chance 'fore the lights come on
Don't let nobody turn you 'round. go 'head on
Do your thing, come on, get down!

I want to know, can you hear me ? Does it sound alright ?
Am I comin' through clearly, gettin' down tonight ?
Well, go on, do your thing, till I call for the lights

Well, is ev'rybody happy ?
I wanna hear you say "Yes"
I wanna know, are you happy ?
I wanna hear you confess
Come on, are you happy ?
Let me hear you say "Yes"

Turn the house lights on
Let the clock tick on
Turn the house lights on
While I'm playing my song
Let the night roll on
Ev'rybody, rock on!

Do you want us to stop ?
Do you want us to play ?
Do you want us to go ?
Do you want us to stay ?
Just diggin' this boogie
All night and all day

Well, hold your hand up higher
So the drummer won't tire
Hold it up a little higher
Set the building on fire
My throat is gettin' drier
So you gotta get higher
(Get on down there now and get it!)

We gotta go now
Yeah, we gotta split
Gotta go get a little bit
No, no, no, no, we gotta quit
I'll go sit by my old git in the pit
Bye, bye, bye, this is it

Now you know we gotta go now
Got to leave the show now
The police at the door now
Gotta close this show now
We really gon' go now
Raise your hand once more now

Get that hand up higher
Well, a little bit higher
I got to see your hand
Yeah, a little bit higher
Well, a little bit higher
Higher, higher

(Get it up there now, get it up there)
Higher, higher, higher, higher, higher
Higher, higher, higher, higher, higher
Higher, bye, bye

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» House Of Blue Lights

Pull up your jeans, and we will truck on down
A knocked out joint, at the edge of town
A real homecoming for all you, ‘Cats’
You keep on walkin’, ‘till you see that welcome mat
Fall in there, lose your lids, at the house… the house of blue lights  

We'll have a time as we cut a rug
You dig that jive, like it should be dug
A real homecoming for all the ‘Cats’
You keep on walkin’, ‘till you see that welcome mat
Drop in there, get your lids, at the house… the house of blue lights  

Fryers, broilers, Detroit barbecue ribs
You get the treat of the week
Boy, when you dig that real fine jive with the welcome beat
Fall in there, lose your lids at the house… the house of blue lights  

Fryers, broilers, Detroit barbecue ribs
You get the treat of the week
Boy, when you dig that real fine jive with the welcome beat

Fall in there, lose your lids at the house… the house of blue lights

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» How You've Changed

Gee, you've changed since the day you told me your 
name
Yes, you've changed, your kisses don't feel 
the same
How, you've changed, our romance to play from 
dance
First you told me that you loved me and I 
believed

Then you sold me with the vow that you'd never 
leave
Now you scolded me, caring not how my heart 
grieves

Hmm, how I've loved you, since the day you told me your name
Yes, I loved you, thinking you all the wild 
that'll upsane
And I'll still love you, even knowin' I know you've 
changed.

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» I Can't Believe

I can't believe, I can't believe
That you are gone and we are through
Oh, but I miss those happy hours
Cuddle all alone with you
Snuggled tightly in your arms, darling
And doing things that lovers do

Oh, if I only knew where to write you
Or where to call you on the phone
To let you know how much I need you
And miss your love since you been gone
I want to tell you you were right, doll
And I see now that I was wrong

I want you back, won't somebody help me
I need your love, honest I do
To relive those happy hours
I used to spend alone with you
Snuggled tightly in your arms, darling
And doing things that lovers do

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» I Don't Take But A Few Minutes

When I see those big brown eyes is when I take my cue
It don't take me but a few minutes to get a message through
I talked to you, and you talked to me and we talked to one another
It don't take us but a few minutes to understand each other

If I was twenty-three years old and you were twenty-two
I bet no one would try to run our lives the way they do
We take a chance and try romance, be true to one another
It don't take us but a few minutes, when we want each other

If I was in San Diego and you were in Portland, Maine
I'd fly to you lock, stock and bone in hail and pouring rain
Over the mountains, through the valleys, coming home to each other
It don't take us but a few minutes to get to one another

You would write a love song and play on my guitar
And if you should, in Hollywood, become a movie star
Would you let your heart forget, I loved you and you only
It don't take but a few minutes, when you're feeling lonely

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» I Do Really Love You

It's you I'm in love with
It's not what you are
It's not how you treat me
Or your fancy car
But there's something about you
I keep yearning for
I, I do really love you

Just thinking about you
Gives me such a thrill
Let alone to be with you or know that I will
And know that I'll tremble
When I should be still
Um, um, I, I do really love you

Give me what I live for
Your sweet lips pressed to me
And transform this yearning into ecstasy
And send me, oh, send me - most humbly
Um, um, I, I do really love you

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» If I Were

If I were a pendulum swing and you were the bird in the cuckoo clock
Ev'ry time you cucko-cooed I would double tick another tick tock
I'd double my swing ev'ry time you'd sing we'd make good time with each other
Oh, but that would be just so much fun cooin' and swingin' together

If I were a little bitty boy and I had just a little bit o' credit
I would make a loan for an ice cream cone and I'd go right away and get it
You would lick a little and I would lick a little, we surely could lick with each other
Oh, but that would be just so much fun, eating it all together

And if I were a little honey bee and you were a little butterfly
I would be waiting at the garden gate until you came fluttering by
Maybe you'd stop on a red rose top and then we could talk to each other
Oh, but we cou'd flutter up so much fun being in the garden together

But I'm just an ordinary guy and I love all the things you do
You seem such a talented, beautiful girl and I'm afraid to even talk to you
If I were as bold like some guys, hearin' them talk to each other
I'd come over and ask you if we could go out together

But if you were a Mercedes-Benz, I'd have to be a Fleetwood Brougham
And ev'ry time I saw you rollin' on the freeway I think I'd have to follow you home
You could let me lodge in your double garage, bumper to bumper out of the weather
Nobody home but the Benz and the Brougham, really rarin' to roll off together

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» I Got A Booking

I got a booking with the airlines
Pack up and going to go
I'm gonna leave here by plane, darling
Because railway is much too slow

I'm goin' back to my hometown
Where I'm better known
'Cause you haven't done nothing, darling
But ruin a happy home

Now, when the sun sinks in the hillside
The one you love will be gone
And I know I will be blue darling
But somehow I'll just travel on

Now, would you rather care to kiss me
Or would you prefer to just say goodbye
'Cause I will turn and leave you darling
I don't want to see you cry

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» I Got To Find My Baby

I'm gonna search this town
From door to door
The love I crave
I can't find no more

I got to find my baby
I declare I wouldn't no lie
I ain't had no real good loving
Since that girl said goodbye.

You know I hate to see the sun
Hurry to the west
'Cos I know my whole life's
Will be one solid mess.

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain't no lie
I ain't had no real good loving
Since that girl said goodbye.

Yesl, ever since the day
That she said we were through
I've been nervous
And shook up too.

I got to find my baby
I declare I wouldn't no lie
I ain't had no real good loving
Since that girl said goodbye.

Yesl, I don't care if it's the last thing
I ever do in my life
I'm gonna find that little girl
Make her my wife.

I got to find my baby
I declare I wouldn't no lie
I ain't had no real good loving
Since that girl said goodbye.

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» I Love Her I Love Her

I love her, I love her
I love her, I'm in love with her
There's no other problem
As big as the one living without her
Ah! Mama, we'll make it
With her I can take it, I love her

I'm so happy when I'm about her
And so lonely without her
I love her, I love her
I love her, oh, I love her

His mother tried to tell him
That kinda wedlock could bring strife
So many are against it
I offer you peace and joy and life
Why risk all the problems
That may come with her being your wife
Ah! He looked up with tears in his eyes
Saying, "Mother, don't you realize
I love her, I love her
I love her, I love her, I love her"

Father advised her
That so many wouldn't understand
They'd more or less resent you
If they even saw you holding his hand
Why choose the problems that may face you now
In this man ?

She looked up with tears in her eyes
Said, "Father, do you realize
That I love him, I love him
I love him, I love him, I love him"
That's why I love her
I love her, I love her, I love her

There's no other problem
As big as the one living without her
Mama, we'll make it
With her I can take it, I love her
I'm so happy when I'm about her
I love her, I love her
I love her, I love her, I love her

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» I Love You

I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you
Love you, I love you, I love you

At the beach, in a pool
In a lunchroom at school
In a drive-in, child, in a car
It don't matter, darlin', where you are

I don't know how to show
How I feel, but it's real
Ain't no way I can say
Just how real that I feel, but

I wanna show you how I can please you
'Cause I want you and I need you
Gotta have you, gotta know you
Let me love you and let me show you that

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» I'm A Rocker

You know sometimes I'm a rocker and sometimes I'm all a roller.
I may go down sometimes but I come back to rock'n'roller

We were out on the floor when they played number one,
We were rockin' and a rollin' and really havin' fun
I'm a rocker, yeah; I'm a roller,
I may go down sometimes but I come back to rock'n'roller

We were out the floor when they played number two
You know she claims she don't, but I know she do
I'm a rocker, yeah; I'm a roller
I may go down sometimes, but I come back to rock'n'roller

We were out on the floor when they played number three
Believe me, I was diggin’ her and she was diggin’ me
I’m a rocker, yeah; I’m a roller
I may go down sometimes, but I come back to rock'n'roller

We were out on the floor when they played number four
She done freak me out and I was ready to go
I'm a rocker, I'm a roller
I may go down sometimes, but I come back to rock'n'roller

We were out on the floor when they played number five
I was lit up like a green light on a one-way drive
I'm a rocker, I'm a roller
I may go down sometimes, but I come back to rock'n'roller
We were out on the floor when they played number six
I was stone getting firm like a cement mix
I'm a rocker, I'm a roller
I may go down sometimes, but I come back to rock'n'roller

We were out on the floor when they played number seven
We caught a taxicab and told him to take us to heaven
I’m a rocker, I’m a roller
I may go down sometimes, but I come back to rock'n'roller

We were out on the floor when they played number eight
She was right on time, and I wasn’t a second late
I'm a rocker, I'm a roller
I may go down sometimes, but I come back to rock'n'roller

We were out on the floor when they played number ten
We had a coke, a cheeseburger, went and did it again.
I'm a rocker, I'm a roller
I may go down sometimes, but I come back to rock'n'roller

We was all freaked out when the band went down
And we all got together and went ‘round and around
I’m a rocker, I’m a roller
I may go down sometimes but I come back
Rockin', rollin', rockin', rollin', rockin'
N’ rollin' and really havin' fun
I'm a rocker, I'm a roller
I may go down sometimes but I come back to rock'n'roller

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» I'm Just A Lucky So And So

As I walked down the street
Seems everyone I meet
Gives me a friendly “Hello!”
Guess I'm just a lucky so and so 

Birds in every tree
Seem all so near to me
They sing wherever I go
Guess I’m just a lucky so and so 

If you should ask me the amount
In my bank account
I would have to confess
That I’m slippin’
But, that don’t worry me
Confidentially, I got a dream that I’m tip in

And when the days through
Each night, I hurry to
Home where love ways I know
Guess, I’m just a lucky so and so 

If you should ask me the amount
In my bank account
I would have to confess
That I’m slippin’
But, that don’t worry me
Confidentially, I got a dream that I’m tip in 

And when the days through
Each night, I hurry to
Home where love ways I know
Guess, I’m just a lucky so and so 

Woo!
Just a lucky so and so.

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» I'm Just A Name

Hello, I'm just a fan who had to call you on the phone
Someone you won't remember of the many that you own
I'm just a name within your past you met while all alone
Someone who shared a love with you and stayed behind unknown

I know I'm only someone else in love with you in vain
I wish I could have helped myself, but love is so much pain
It makes me feel that there is still a chance that may remain
That you will someday surely come and give me love again

I knew your love would never be as deep as mine for you
And I knew that these many nights I'd be alone and blue
And lie awake while you forsake the only love I knew
And never learn that you'll return and we would live it through

Each time I dream a dream, I dream we're cuddled arm in arm
It seems you're looking straight at me, when I see you perform
Sometimes I think you see my face become so shy and warm
I often wonder if you know the power in your charms

Please, let me say I still love you before you hang the phone
And I am proud to once have shared the beauty that you own
I'm just a name within your past you met while all alone
Someone who shared a love with you and stayed behind unknown

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» I'm Talking About You

Let me tell you 'bout a girl I know
I met her walking down a uptown street
She's so fine you know I wished she was mine
I get shook up every time we meet

I'm talkin’ bout you
Nobody but you
Yeah, I do mean you
I'm just trying to get a message to you

Let me tell you 'bout a girl I know
I tell ya now she looks so good
Got so much skills and such a beautiful will
She oughta be somewhere in Hollywood

I'm talkin’ 'bout you
Nobody but you
Come on and give me a cue
So I can get a message to you

Let me tell you 'bout a girl I know
She's sitting right here by my side
Lovely indeed that why I asked if she
Promised someday she will be my bride

Talkin’ 'bout you
I do mean you
Nobody but you
Come on, let me get a message through

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» I Need You Baby

Please, listen, baby, try and understand
As sure as a woman needs a man
I need you baby, I just wanted you then
But I'm in love with you now

I walk the floor sprinkled with tears since you've been gone
Oh, it'd seem like a thousand years
I need you baby, I just wanted you then
But I'm in love with you now

True love like yours is so hard to find
If you don't come back baby, Lord knows I'll lose my mind
I need you baby, I just wanted you then
But I'm in love with you now

He loved other women and I love only you
But you fall on him, Lord, like the morning dew
I need you baby, I just wanted you then
But I'm in love with you now

Do you care for me less than you did before ?
Or don't you love me at all anymore ?
I need you baby, I just wanted you then
But I do love you now

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» I Never Thought

You know I never really thought some things would ever really come to be
'Cause I don't bother nobody and don't nobody bother me

I went down in Mississippi, I asked Mister Charlie about my roots
He said, "Turn around, bend over, boy, they're right here in my boots"
You know I never thought a thing like that would ever really come to be
'Cause I don't bother nobody and don't nobody bother me

I asked a policeman the time, he swung and crowned me with his stock
I managed to walk away so glad it weren't twelve o'clock
You know I never thought a thing like that would ever really come to be
'Cause I don't bother nobody and don't nobody bother me

My girl friend's datin' this here guy who's goin' out with some man's wife
I lost my girl, the wife her husband, the guy he lost his life
You know I never thought a thing like that would ever really come to be
'Cause I don't bother nobody and don't nobody bother me

I used to have a Ford Torino and at that time I had a chick
She used to get her kicks just askin' me to flick my Bic
You know I never thought a thing like that would ever really come to be
'Cause I don't bother nobody and don't nobody bother me

My grandpa drove a horse and buggy but my father used the train
I worked and bought a Cadillac but my son, he drives a plane
You know I never thought a thing like that would ever really come to be
'Cause I don't bother nobody and don't nobody bother me

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» It's My Own Business

I am tired of you telling me what I ought to do
Stickin' your nose in my business and it don't concern you
It's my own business, it's my own business
Seems like the ones that want to tell you
They don't ever know as much as you

If I go buy a Cadillac convertible coupe
And all I got at home to eat is just onion soup
It's my own business, it's my own business
If I would rather ride around
In my own Cadillac convertible coupe

If I's a dignatary on Capitol Hill
And up and married me a waitress in a hot dog grill
It's my own business, it's my own business
Because I am not a juvenile
And I can go out at my own free wil

After workin' on my job and then drawin' my pay
If I want to go out and have a ball and throw it all away
It's my own business, it's my own business
'Cause I don't wait until tomorrow
To do something I could do today

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» It's Too Dark In Here

I went to pick this little girl up I met last night
She's ready, waitin' for me under the front porch light
She said, "Ain't it dark out there, ooh, it's so dark out there
I hope your car got bright lights, ooh, it's so dark out there"

We went to a house party, it was really outta sight
It was about forty people dancin' under one dim light
"Ain't it dark in there, ooh, it's too dark in there
Will you take me somewhere else, darlin', 'cause it's too dark in there"

So I drove her out the freeway into the country air
She said, "I hope you ain't gonna park around here nowhere
It's too dark out there, so dark out there
Let's go back into town and do something 'cause it's too dark out there"

So I asked her just where she had in mind to go
She said, "Maybe to a scary movie picture show"
I said, "It's too dark in there"
I said, "It's too dark in there
I've seen that movie before, baby, it's too dark in there"

So it was nothing left for me to do but take her back home
'Twas no one there, the lights was out and the fuse was blown
And it was dark in there, yes, it was dark in there
And we finally got the fuse in
Ooh, it was dark in there

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» It Wasn't Me

It wasn’t me, baby, no it wasn’t me, baby.
It must have been some other body, uh uh, baby, it wasn’t me

Said he was cold, tired and hungry, came a begin’ for bread;
The lady took him and fed him breakfast in bed.
It wasn’t me, Boss, it wasn’t me, it wasn’t me.
It must have been some other body, uh uh, Boss, it wasn’t me.

You say you saw my car parked in the drive in one night;
Came over to speak to me, I was out of sight
I wasn’t me, baby, uh uh, baby, it wasn’t me
It must have been some other body, uh uh, Sarge, it wasn’t me

Yes, a shrewd young whipper snapper love to run and play;
But the draft got him, they inducted him today
It wasn’t me, Sarge, uh uh, Sarge, it wasn’t me
It must have been some other body, uh uh, Sarge, it wasn’t me

I met a German girl in England who was goin’ to school in France
Said we dance in Mississippi at a Alpha Keppa dance
It wasn’t me, Officer, no, Officer, it wasn’t me
It must have been some other body, uh uh, Officer, it wasn’t me

Wailing down the freeway, testing out the cruisin’ power;
State trooper trailing, clocked him ninety miles per hour
It wasn’t me, Sheriff; Uh huh, Sheriff, it wasn’t me
Ah! It must have been some other body, uh uh, Sheriff, it wasn’t me

Calling for brave young soldiers, needed on the front row;
Lieutenant said, “Which one of y’all volunteer to go?”
It wasn’t me, Captain, uh uh, Captain, it wasn’t me
It must have been some other body, uh uh, Captain, it wasn’t me

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» I've Changed

I have changed, nothing like I used to be
I have changed, darling, nothing like I used to be
When I cared so much for you, was love blinded and I couldn't see

I sat down a many evening with my mind in a total ruin
Wondering where on earth you were and what you might be doing
But I've changed, nothing like I used to be
When I cared so much for you was love blinded and I couldn't see

I have waited for you at morning, right behind a sleepless night
But now my eyes are wide open and I see you wasn't right
Yes, I've changed, nothing like I used to be
When I cared so much for you, I was love blinded and I couldn't see

If you still love me baby, you gonna have to come across
We will tear off together so there will be no loving lost
'Cause I've changed, nothing like I used to be
When I cared so much for you, was love blinded and I couldn't see

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» I Want To Be Your Driver

I want to be your driver
I want to be your driver
I would love to ride you
I would love to ride you way ‘round
Would be ready when you want me
To drive you on downtown
 
Yeah, I want to drive your
Your long and beautiful
Your round and wide
Built to roll limousine
Never had the thrill of drivin’
Such a wonderful machine
 
I rode all ‘round the mountains
Right down in the valley
I would travel all over
Would drive you home with ease
You will enjoy every journey
It will be my aim to please

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» I Will Not Let You Go

I will not let you go, I will not let you go, I will not let you go
You know I love you and I want you and I need you more and more
No, I can't, I just can't let you go

Lord knows we were born to be with each other and I ain't gonna let you go
We're s'posed to spend our lives together and I just can't let you go
Because I love you and I want you and I need you more and more
No, I can't darling, I just can't let you go

I know I love you in vain, little girl, but I still can't let you go
I'm tied to you with chains of love, but I just can't let you go
Because I love you and I want you and I need you more and more
No, I can't, I just can't let you go

(Somebody tell me)
How can my heart withstand so much pain
And still keep on beating and loving you in vain ?
Because I love you and I want you and I need you more and more
Lord, I just can't, I just can't let you go

(Well, that is why)
I will not, I will not let you go
Li'l darling, I will not, no, no, I will not, I will not let you go
Because I love you and I want you and I got to have you more and more
No, darling, I will not, I will not let you go

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» Jaguar And Thunderbird

Chorus: Slow down, little Jaguar 
        Keep cool, little Thunderbird Ford
 
Ten miles stretch on an Indiana road
T'was a sky blue Jaguar and a Thunderbird Ford
Jaguar setting on ninety nine
Tryin' to beat the Bird to the county line
Just a half-a-mile from Ludenville
There had a speed sign sitting at the top of the hill
It said : "35 miles, and stay in line"
But the Jaguar and Thunderbird never read the sign
 
Chorus
 
Ludenville was a real small town
Had a hundred and two
And nine acres of ground
Some stool pigeon but the sheriff wise
Told him "Park down in Ludenville
And catch 'em guys"
Sheriff laid down, half hid in the weeds
Parked for eight days, didn't nobody speed
All of a sudden, dust rose on the road
Said "Here come the Jaguar and Thunderbird Ford"
 
Chorus
 
Sheriff doubled clutched, sink and put it in third
Took right after the Jaguar and Thunderbird
He knew he'd get a bonus and a big fat fine
If he caught 'em 'fore they crossed that line
Sheriff never drove his car a hundred and flat
But if he aimed to get 'em
He'd have to do more than that
Crest of the hill, is about a mile behind
There wasn't but two mor miles to the county line
 
Chorus
 
Old Sheiff was countin' on the downward grade
With the tall wind pushin', he had it made
Thunderbird saw the Jaguar gainin' speed
And waved "Goodbye, Jaguar" and pulled in the lead
Jaguar said "You ain't won the race yet"
And pulled back around the Bird like a sabre jet
Sheriff's front bumper was a yard behind
When the T-Bird, Jaguar crossed the line
 
Slow down little Jaguar,
Keep cool little Thunderbird Ford 
 
(repeat and fade)

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» Johnny B. Goode

Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,
Where lived a country boy named of Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well,
But he could play the guitar like ringing a bell.

(Chorus)

Go Go
Go Johnny Go
Go Go
Johnny B. Goode
He use to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Or sit beneath the trees by the railroad track.
Oh, the engineers used to see him sitting in the shade,
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made.
The People passing by, they would stop and say
Oh my that little country boy could play

(Chorus)

His mother told him someday you will be a man,
And you would be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight.

(Chorus)

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» Jo Jo Gunne

It was in ancient history, four thousand B.C.
Back up in the jungle in a coconut tree
Hanging on a branch up under the sun
Was a meddlesome monkey named Jo Jo Gunne

Old Leo the lion came down from the mountain
To get a drink of water from the jungle fountain
Jo Jo the monkey started tellin' the jag
About the elephant who was gonna skin the lion

Leo tried to reach and grab Jo Jo's tail
Got mad and went roarin' through the jungle trail
He ran upon an elephant beneath a tree
And said, put up your dukes you gotta tussle with me

An ol' eagle from Asia made a non stop flight
Tryin' to make it in time, just to see them fight
A crocodile phoned and reversed the charge
Coming all the way from India upon a local barge

Ol' gorilla heard 'em talking in the lion's den
But Jo Jo bet him three bucks the elephant wins
Jo Jo yelled at Leo,” Go on, knock him down
He don't outweigh you but a thousand pounds “

Leo left wailin' with a left upper cut
The elephant took a snoop, grabbed a coconut
Leo fired a beautiful short back cross
That's when the coconut landed up against his jaw

Leo grew tired, but he wouldn't give in
The elephant all loose, beat his jawbone in
The buzzard said, they fought furious all day
He couldn't understand how Leo got away

Jo Jo runnin' everywhere, spreadin' the news
To the zebras and the leopards and the kangaroos
A hoot owl reported everything he saw
Had his eyes wide open, they called it a draw

Leo limping back with his jawbone bruised
Jo Jo in the trees started singin' the blues
Laughin', meddling, jumpin' up and down
Till his foot missed a limb and he fell to the ground

Just like a bolt of thunder and a streak of heat
Leo covered Jo Jo with all four feet
Jo Jo was screamin' with tears in his eyes
Said, please mister Leo, I apologize

Said, if you let my feet upon solid ground
I'll fight you close range, fifteen rounds
Leo got back to the square of the fight
Jo Jo took a leap and jumped... out of sight

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» La Jaunda

In Baya California
Down in Tijuana
La senorita come to me
She say "Mi nombre es La Jaunda"
I asked her would she care to dance
She looked at me and said "Como esta?"
I say "Hablo solo en Ingles
Y no comprendo Espanol"
I speak only the language of English
I don't understand Espanol

For a moment I took a notion
Then I went into a dancing motion
She nodded her head
"Yo mucho gusto" she said
And she danced with more devotion
When her cheek came close to mine
I could hear her softly whisper
She said "Habla solo la langua de Ingles
Y no comprenda Espanol"
I speak only the language of English
I don't understand Espanol

She placed her hand before my heart
And she whispered "Yo te amora"
With half - closed eyes
She raised her lips
And she said "Besame ahora"
She hold me close and she squeeze me tight
And she whispered " Yo quiero ahora"
I say "Hablo solo la langua de Ingles
No comprendo Espanol"
I speak only the language of English
I don't understand Espanol

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» Let It Rock

In The Heat Of The Day Down In Mobile Alabama
Working on the railroad with the steel driving hammer
Gotta make some money to buy some brand new shoes
Tryin' to find somebody to take away these blues
"She don't love me" hear them singing in the sun
Payday's coming and my work is all done

Later in the evening when the sun is sinking low
All day I been waiting for the whistle to blow
Sitting in a teepee built right on the tracks
Rolling them bones until the foreman comes back
Pick up you belongings boys and scatter about
We've got an off-schedule train comin’ two miles about

Everybody's scrambling, running around
Picking up their money, tearing the teepee down
Foreman wants to panic, ‘bout to go insane
Trying to get the workers out the way of the train
Engineer blows the whistle loud and long
Can't stop the train, gotta let it roll on

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» Let's Boogie

Come on over here, baby
Girl, I'm gonna give you a little kiss
You're gonna feel my hands all around you
Not a finger will you miss
After I turn you on, baby
I'm gonna blow your mind with some of this

Squeezed in that mauved dress you showed me
Child, that hemline's out of sight
With that foxy frame you're flaunting
It ain't no way it won't fit you right
We're going to a rock and roll revival
You know we're sure 'nuff gonna boogie tonight

They'd be playing them old and golden goodies
Used to blow my mind when I was a child
Back when I'd got my head together
I wouldn't walk a block, but I'd dance a mile
Girl, you better be in good shape tonight
'Cause we sure e'nuff gonna ball awhile

It's been a long, long time
Since I let me backbone bend
Oh, for them same sweet memories
When we didn't have nothing but time to spend
We'd boogie and ball all Saturday mornin'
Right back that night and ball again

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» Let's Do Our Thing Together

I don't need no fields of whiskey
Don't indulge in beer or wine
But baby, you turn me on
And blow my ever-lovin' mind
Now, let's do our thing together
Go out and have a balling time
You know I dig you doing your thing
And I'll turn you on when I do mine

I'm not a blue-blood or a scholar
Just a hard-workin' boy
And after five long days
My body needs a little joy
Now, let's do our thing together
Go out and have a balling time
You know I dig you doing your thing
And I'll turn you on when I do mine

I am solid, sane and sober
And I'm over twenty-one
What I see is what I want
And what I want is you right on
Now, let's do our thing together
Go out and have a balling time
You know I dig you doing your thing
And I'll turn you on when I do mine

I'm in the mood for a little rockin'
You got to shake it up and shout
You been a little uptight lately
I'm goin' let it all hang out
Let's do our thing together
Go out and have a balling time
You know I dig you doing your thing

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» Little Marie

Yes, oh yes, Long Distance, I’ll accept the charge, I’ll pay
Which love one is calling me, I did not hear you say.
Both are deep within my hearth, her Mom and my Marie
It’s so good to hear your voice from Memphis, Tennessee

Oh, you mean so much to me, more than you’ll ever know,
Surely, you have not forgot how much I love you so
If you would remember, Dear, and sometimes talk to me
Maybe that would reunite our home in Tennessee.

Last time I saw you, just before I had to leave
You did not want to see me off and promised not to grieve,
My hearth was tore apart as I looked back at my Marie
And there the peace is still remain with you in Tennessee.

I guess I should stop talking; after all you placed the call
But anyway that I can help, you know I’ll help you all
Then she spoke and asked me to come back and see Marie
And live together in our home in Memphis, Tennessee.

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» Little Queenie

I got lumps in my throat
When I saw her comin' down the aisle
I got the wiggles in my knees
When she looked at me and sweetly smiled
There she is again
Standin' over by the record machine
Lookin' like a model
On the cover of a magazine
She's too cute
To be a minute over seventeen

Meanwhile I was thinkin'
She's in the mood
No need to break it
I got a chance, I oughta take it
If she’ll dance we can make it
C'mon queenie let's shake it

Go, go, go, little queenie
Go, go, go, little queenie
Go, go, go, little queenie

Tell me who's the queen standin’ over by the record machine
Lookin’ like a model
On the cover of a magazine
She's too cute
To be a minute over seventeen

Meanwhile, I was still thinkin’
If it's a slow song
We'll admit it
If it's a rocker, then we'll get it
If it's good, she'll admit it
C'mon queenie, let's get with it

Go, go, go, little queenie
Go go, go, go, little queenie
Go go, go, go, little queenie

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» Little Star

Little star light, little star so bright

You're the first little star I see tonight

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have all the wish I wish tonight

 

Sometimes I'm happy and sometimes I'm blue;
My only wish is depending on you.
Although you are so very far,
Please, help me, help me, Little Star.

There is something about her that I cannot explain,
And to be without her, it would drive me insane.
Little Star above, my wish is of
My only, my only, only love.

If she only knew the pain in my heart,
And what I went through since we've been apart.
Little Star aglow, if she should know

Then, you should tell her, tell her, tell her so

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» Lonely School Days

I saw you when you came in this morning
All chummy with somebody new
And I was all alone this morning
In sorrrow still loving you

I know it shows, I'm broken hearted
This feelin' just won't go away
I've been so lonesome since we parted
And I'll be blue again in school today

Lonely school days do I have when you
Come to school with someone new
In my deepest sorrow over losing you
Lonely school days keep me blue

I saw you eating in the lunch room
Right where we used to sit and dine
With someone snugged up close beside you
Enjoying pleasures that were mine

You talk to them along the hallways
You walk with them to classes too
You leave and go with them of evenings
And I go home alone and blue

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» Louis To Frisco

I'm as free as a bird now
As flighty as a Bumble Bee
I'm here today and gone tomorrow
Foot loose child and fancy free
I'm absolutely independent
Nothin' at all is gonna worry me

I believe I was born to travel
The open road is gonna bring me close
You come to know some way-out people
To say the least, I dig the most
Who live and love across both borders
Trip, East and West from coast to coast

I only have one cradle to rock now
I'm gonna rock it everywhere I go
From St. Louis to San Francisco
Ah! From Canada to Mexico
I'm gonna let my cradle rock now
'Till it just won't rock no more

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» Ma' Dear Ma' Dear

Ma' dear, Ma' dear, she told me one day
That I'd meet my true love and take her away
She said I'd be happy and to be good and true
I'd never be lonely, broken hearted or blue

Ma' dear, Ma' dear, just like you said
I met my true love one and we are to wed
Ma' dear, she's an angel and I'm goin' to be true
Or else I may lose her, I don't want to lose her to somebody new

Ma' dear, Ma' dear, I was not untrue
I tried hard to please her, but she's gone and I'm blue
Ma' dear, I'm so lonesome, broken hearted, too
Ma' dear, Ma' dear, oh, Ma' dear, what must I do ?

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» Maybellene

Maybellene, why can't you be true
Oh Maybellene , why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

As I was motivatin over the hill
I saw Mabellene in a Coup de Ville
A Cadillac arollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
The Cadillac doin' about ninetyfive
She's bumper to bumper, rollin' side by side
Maybellene

The Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It then got cloudy and started to rain
I tooted my horn for a passin' lane
The rainwater blowin' all under my hood
I know that I was doin' my motor good
Maybellene

Solo guitar

Maybellene

The motor cooled down the heat went down
And that's when I heard that highway sound
The Cadillac asittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten half a mile aheadv The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Mabellene at the top of the hill
Maybellene

Solo guitar

Maybellene

Maybellene, why can't you be true
Oh Mabellene , why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

As I was motivatin over the hill
I saw Mabellene in a Coup de Ville
A Cadillac arollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
The Cadillac doin' about ninetyfive
She's bumper to bumper, rollin' side by side
Maybellene

The Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It then got cloudy and started to rain
I tooted my horn for a passin' lane
The rainwater blowin' all under my hood
I know that I was doin' my motor good
Maybellene

Solo guitar

Maybellene

The motor cooled down the heat went down
And that's when I heard that highway sound
The Cadillac asittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten half a mile ahead
The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill
Maybellene

Solo guitar

Maybellene

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» Mean Old World

This is a mean world

Tryin’ to live it all by yourself

This is a mean world

Tryin’ to live it all by yourself

When you can’t have the one you really love

You have to use somebody else

 

Last night, I lost the best girl

I ever had

Last night, I lost the best girl

I ever had

That is why this evening

That is why, I feel so bad

 

I got the blues, baby

I got to pack my few rags and go

I got the blues, baby

I got to pack my few rags and go

I know you don’t really love me, darling

All lovin’ mister so and so

 

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» Memphis

Long distance information, give me Memphis Tennessee
Help me find the party trying to get in touch with me
She could not leave her number, but I know who placed the call
'Cause my uncle took the message and he wrote it on the wall

Help me, information, get in touch with my Marie
She's the only one who'd phone me here from Memphis Tennessee
Her home is on the south side, high up on a ridge
Just a half a mile from the Mississippi Bridge

Help me, information, more than that I cannot add
Only that I miss her and all the fun we had
But we were pulled apart because her mom did not agree
And tore apart our happy home in Memphis Tennessee

Last time I saw Marie she's waving me good-bye
With hurry home drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye
Marie is only six years old, information please
Try to put me through to her in Memphis Tennessee

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» Merry Christmas Baby

Merry Christmas, baby, you really did treat me nice
Merry Christmas, baby, you really did treat me nice
Bought me a hi-fi for Christmas, now I’m living in paradise

Well, I’m feelin’ mighty fine, I got good music on my radio
Well, I feel so fine, I got good music on my radio
Yes, I wanna hug and kiss you baby
While you’re standing beneath the mistletoe.

Santa came down the chimney, 'bout a half past three
Left all these pretty presents that you see before me
Merry Christmas baby, you really been good to me. 

I will always love you baby
Now I’m happy as I can be. 

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» Misery

Sit down her by me, baby, let me hold your hand
Listen to me, baby, try and understand
I'm in misery, I'm in misery
I'm all upset and I'm shook up as I can be

Ya say you were out shakin', doin' the Go Go Go
Sometimes I really wonder if you know
I'm in misery, I'm in misery
I'm all upser and I'm shook up as I can be

You make me think you've got something up your sleeve
You shake me up a little, then you up and leave me in
Misery, I'm in misery
I'm all upser and I'm shook up as I can be

Now, let me tell you something that I learned in school
You reap just what you sow, so, baby, someday you'll be in
Misery, you'll be in misery
You'll be all upser and shook up over losing me

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» Move It

Fifty-five Ford died right on the road
Drove for the curb, raised up the hood
Couldn't see nothing wrong, line o' cars long
Traffic bogged down, tryin' to drive around
Officer Lamar, walkin' toward the car:
"Move it!", "Come along move it",
"You cannot stop it here, now move it", "Move it"
"Get out of there, move it"

Three and two the count, bases loaded down
Slugger at the plate, known to hit 'em straight
Tension from the fans, shoutin' in the stands
Signal from the catch, pitcher's in the stretch
Bat 'n' ball crack, pitcher's backin' back:
"Move it!", "Move it!", "Get along, move it!"
"The ball is droppin' past, now" "Move it!"
"Let the ball, now, let's go home, now, move it!"


She drives a Mustang, she lets her hair hang
She dresses like a fish, makes you look and wish
Puts you in a trance, body built to dance
Disco queen, twistin' in between
Play a super song, watch her get it on
Pretty, wow!
"Get hip, move it!" "Move it"

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» Mum's The Word

Mum's the word, don't start a ruckus, it's best Aunt Sue don't know
'Cuz she's so proud, so if she finds out I reckon we ought alert Uncle Joe

Mum's the word, don't start a ruckus, Aunt Sue don't know Uncle Joe
If rumour starts 'bout what she's been doin', I reckon we ought alert Uncle Joe

Mum's the word, don't start a ruckus, Aunt Sue's been doing it, too
They tell Uncle Joe everything they know, reckon we ought alert Aunt Sue
'Cuz Uncle Joe's liable to hurt Aunt Sue

Mum's the word, un-huh, she done heard, Aunt Sue started to turn him on
Say I heard some talk, you ain't got no squawk, been checkin' out stone to stone
Just pack up and leave me alone

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» My Blue Christmas

If I could only have an hour of this holiday with you
We could sit and rap together, spinning records old and new
Have a little cake and a bit o' coke now and do the things we used to do

Jingle bells will all be ringing and little kids' eyes all aglow
Children strolling, singing carols, makin' tracks out in the snow
Oh, but I'll be with you this Christmas, maybe yes and maybe no

Christmas time is really joyful, oh, but it's a lonely season, too
Many people are so cheerful and some are alone and blue
What would make my Christmas happy if I could have it all alone with you

But if I just can't be with you, let me call you on the phone
I wanna tell you I still love you and how it feels to be alone
Wanna wish you a merry Christmas as the old year passes on.

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» My Ding A Ling

When I was a little bitty boy
my grandmother bought me a cute little toy
Silver bells hangin' on a string
she told me it was my ding a ling

My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I want to play with my ding a ling
My ding a ling, my ding a ling
I want to play with my ding a ling

And then mother took me to Grammer School
But I stopped all in the vestibule
Every time that bell would ring
catched me playin' with my ding a ling

Once I was climbing the garden wall
I slipped and had a terrible fall
I fell so hard I heard bells ring
but held on to my ding a ling

Once I was swimming cross Turtle creek
many snappers all around my feet
Shure was hard swimming cross that thing
with both hands holdin' my ding a ling

This here song it aint so sad
the cutest little song you ever had
those of you who will not sing
You must be playin' with your own ding a ling
My ding a ling

Your ding a ling, your ding a ling
We saw you playin' with your ding a ling
My ding a ling everybody sing
I want to play with my ding a ling

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» My Heart Will Always Belong To You

Now darling, you should know
That I'm really, really in love with you
Although you don't belong to me, darling
My heart will always belong to you

There are many, many things all around me
That will always remind me of you
I know I'll never forget you darling
My heart will always belong to you

Since you've been gone, darling
Life for me has been so blue
I guess I'll have to go it alone
Because my heart will always belong to you

Although, although I cannot see you
I could never, never stop lovin' you
I just hope and pray you'll come back to me, darling
'Cause my heart will always belong to you

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» My Little Love Lights

This little love-light of mine are you gonna let it shine
This little love-light of mine are you gonna let it shine
This little love-light of mine are you gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

With your arms wrapped around me my little love-light will shine
With your arms wrapped around me my little love-light will shine
With your arms wrapped around me my little love-light will shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Someday soon you promised me you'd make my love-light shine
Someday soon you promised me you'd make my love-light shine
Someday soon you promised me you'd make my love-light shine
With a kiss, your arms around me, make it shine

Wee, wee hours come and let my love-light shine
In the wee, wee hours let my lil' love-light shine
In the wee, wee hours let my lil' love-light shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

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» My Mustang Ford

I got a nineteen sixty-six cherry red Mustang Ford.
It’s got a three hundred and eighty five horsepower over load
You know it’s way too fast to be crawlin’ on these interstate roads.

I broke her in at the airport on a runway at the J.F.K.
I just touched the gas pedal and like to ran off into Jamaica Bay
I had to spin the wheels backwards or the momentum would have carried me away

It’s getting’ to be a big problem trying to figure the best possible route
I tried to stop in Indianapolis once, and had to back up from Terre Haute
But now I can slow and stop her with my windbreaker parachute

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» My Woman

Last night as I lay me down in bed
Over and over I heard the last words my woman said
Take me with you, I'm so lonesome
But I choose to leave instead

Yesterday, she came to me and held my hand
Said she was blue and oh so lonesome
And would I try to understand
I didn't know till this morning
How much my woman means to me

This morning when I got home, she was not there
I noticed her clothes were gone
And a little note lay on my shelf
Said as you read this, I love you still
But I'll be gone, I don't know where

Today I got the blues and I got 'em bad
Last night as I lay sleeping
My conscious will not go to rest
Yesterday I lost the best woman I ever had

One of these days, can't say where and I don't know when
It may be in time, it may be soon
It may be in a place I've never been
But I'm gonna find that fine woman
And together with her again

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» Nadine

As I got on a city bus and found a vacant seat,
I thought I saw my future bride walkin’ up the street,
I shouted to the driver "hey conductor, you must slow down.
I think I see her please let me off this bus"

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine. Honey, is that you?
Seems like every time I see you darling you got something else to do.
(Alternate verse: Seems like every time I catch you, datcha you're up to something new)

I saw her from the corner when she turned and doubled back
And started walkin’ toward a coffee colored Cadillac
I was pushin’ through the crowd to get to where she’s at
And I was campaign shouting like a southern diplomat.

Downtown searching for her, looking all around,
Saw her getting in a yellow cab heading up town.
I caught a loaded taxi, paid up everybody’s tab.
With a twenty-dollar bill, told him "catch that yellow cab."

She moves around like a wave of summer breeze,
Go, driver, go, go, catch her balmy breeze.
Moving through the traffuc like a mounted cavalier
Leaning out the taxi window trying to make her hear.

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» No Money Down

As I was motivatin'
Back in town
I saw a Cadillac sign
Sayin' "No Money Down"
So I eased on my brakes
And I pulled in the drive
Gunned my motor twice
Then I walked inside
Dealer came to me
Said "Trade in you Ford
And I'll put you in a car
That'll eat up the road
Just tell me what you want
And then sign on that line
And I'll have it brought down to you
In a hour's time"

I'm gonna get me a car
And I'll be headed on down the road
Then I won't have to worry
About that broken - down, ragged Ford

"Well Mister I want a yellow convertible
Four - door de Ville
With a Continental spare
And a wide chrome wheel
I want power steering
And power brakes
I want a powerful motor
With a jet off - take
I want air condition
I want automatic heat
And I want a full Murphy bed
In my back seat
I want short - wave radio
I want TV and a phone
You know I gotta talk to my baby
When I'm ridin' alone"

Yes I'm gonna get that car
And I'm gonna head on down the road
Yeah, then I won't have to worry
About that broken - down, ragged Ford

"I want four carburetors
And two straight exhausts
I'm burnin' aviation fuel
No matter what that cost
I want railroad air horns
And a military spot
And I want a five - year guarantee
On everything I got
I want ten - dollar deductible
I want twenty dollar notes
I want thirty thousand liability"
That's all she wrote

I got me a car
And I'm headed on down the road
No money down
I don't have to worry
About that broken - down, ragged Ford

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» No Particular Place To Go

Ridin' along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity runnin' wild

Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go.

Ridin' along in my automobile
I'm anxious to tell her the way I feel,
So I told her softly and sincere,
And she leaned and whispered in my ear
Cuddlin' more and drivin' slow,
With no particular place to go.

No particular place to go,
So we parked way out on the Kokomo
The night was young and the moon was bold
So we both decided to take a stroll
Can you imagine the way I felt?
I couldn't unfasten her safety belt!

Ridin' along in my calaboose
Still tryin' to get her belt unloose
All the way home I held a grudge,
But the safety belt, it wouldn't budge

Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go.

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» Oh Louisiana

Oh, Louisiana, I stayed away from you too long
Oh, Louisiana, how can a true love go so wrong ?
She put me in shame and in sorrow and I come home tomorrow
Oh, Louisiana

Oh, Louisiana, yea, yea, Creole baby, Cajun queens
Quaint porches and windows, filet de gumbo, the Basin beans
Your beautiful Delta and bayous in greens
Oh, Louisiana

Oh, Louisiana, yea-e-e, yea, I'm flyin' on Delta Nine-o-three
Right over St. Louis, high over Memphis, Tennessee
On southward to the sea, where I long to be
Oh, Louisiana

Oh, o, Louisiana, yea, yea, them Yankee nights are cold and long
Oh, Louisiana, she broke my heart and wrecked my home
She shamed me in sorrow, to face my tomorrow
Oh, take me back, oh, Louisiana

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» Oh Baby Doll

*Baby Doll when bells ring out the summer free
Oh Baby Doll, will it end for you and me?
We'll sing the old alma mater
And think of things that used to be

I remember so well back when the weather was cool
We used to have so much fun when we were walking to school
If we stopped off to hear the latest songs that they sing
Sometimes we'd just make it in before the bell would ring

(*Repeat X 2)

When the teacher was gone, that's when we had a ball
We used to dance and play all up and down the hall
We had a portable radio, we was ballin' the jacks
But we'd be all back in order when the teacher got back

(*Repeat)

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» Oh What A Thrill

Oh, well, well, well, you've blown my clouds away
My rains have gone and my sunshine's here to stay
And I feel so good I could really get down today

Hollerin' yes, yes! Oh, what a thrill
Hollerin' yes, yes! Oh, what a thrill
If you say I can stay, baby, you know I will

I could stay here all evenin' listenin' to the music you play
Those same sweet songs of a golden yesterday
Squeezin' and teasin' and pleasin' the evenin' away

Hollerin' yes, yes! Oh, what a thrill
Hollerin' yes, yes! Oh, what a thrill
If you say I can stay, baby, you know I will

I will wake up in the morning and do the same sweet things
Rockin' with the record that the same sweet people sing
All the clouds from the west go east, you confess it is spring

Hollerin' yes, yes! Oh, what a thrill
Hollerin' yes, yes! Oh, what a thrill
I want you to want you to love you of your own free will

Baby, you're so beautiful to want me here to stay
I would be here forever but I gotta die someday
But I will be lovin' you, baby, when I pass away

Hollerin' yes, yes! Oh, what a thrill
Hollerin' yes, yes! Oh, what a thrill
I will love you like a lover loves a lover always

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» Oh Yeah

In the Wee wee hours, I used to play Maybellene
And the days whizzed Together, until someone came between
I didn’t lay No money down, cause she caught it Downbound train. 

Too much monkey business and on with Brown eyed handsome man
Roll over Beethoven, try to catch me if you can
So long, Havana Moon, I have a Drifting Heart again.

Oh yeah!

Have the Deep Feeling, my head is going Around and around
No one would let me, Oh baby doll, comin’ by.
Rock and roll music, slowly 79

Sweet little sixteen, and you will soon be 21
No more reelin’ and rockin’, School Days will be done.
Go Johnny B. Goode, play your guitar, and have some fun.

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» Our Little Rendezvous

Hello little Suzie, hello little Suzie 
Can I walk home with, can I walk home with you ? 
To see will your mother and your father 
Let us have a rendezvous 

'Cause I want you to be my, be my little loved one 
I will be true to you, to you my love, in every way 
And in our little rendezvous we'll have 
A beautiful wedding day 

Then I'll build a spaceship with a heavy payload 
We'll go 'bip-bip-bip' way out in the wide open blue 
Where we can love one another 
In our little rendezvous 

We'll take a basket, a short wave radio 
A-tunin' on the record shows all over the whole wide world 
And in our little rendezvous there'll be 
A happy boy and girl 

We'll kiss the moon, my love, go around the world 
We'll send a signal back to mom and dad from me and you 
Tell them they'll soon have a grandson 
In our little rendezvous 

Bip-bip-bip, bip-bip-bip 
Bip-bip, bip-bip...

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» Pass Away

(Recitation)
Once in Persia reigned a king who upon his royal ring carved these words so true and wise
Which when held before his eyes gave him counsel at a glance of his life of changing chance
Solemn words and these are they: "Even this shall pass away"

Trains of camels through the sand brought him gems from Samarkand
Fleets of galleys through the sea brought him pearls to match with thee
But he counted not his gain nor his treasure, mine or main
"What is wealth ?", the king would say, "Even this shall pass away"

In the revel of his court, at the zenith of his sport
When the palms of all his guests burned with clapping at his zest
He among his figs and wine would cry, "Oh, loving friends of mine
Pleasures may come, but they cannot stay, like even this shall pass away ?"

The most beautiful woman ever seen was the bride he chose his queen
Pillowed on their royal bed, whispering to her soul he said:
"Though a bridegroom never pressed dearer bosom to his chest
But mortal flesh must come to clay and even these shall pass away"

Towering over the village square, thirty meters in the air
Rose his statue, carved in stone, as the king stood there alone
Gazing at his sculptured name, said to himself, "So what is fame ?
Fame, it's but slow decay, even this shall pass away"

Fighting furiously on a battlefield, once a javelin pierced his shield
Soldiers with a loud lament bore him bleeding to his tent
Groaning from his tortured side, "Pain is hard to bear", he cried
"Oh, but with patience day by day, even this shall pass away"

Sick and sore with cancer; weak and tired and old, just minutes yet to go to pass the gates o' gold
Spake he with his dying breath, "Life is done, so what is death ?"
Then in answer to the king fell a sunbeam on his ring
Reflecting words he failed to say: "Even this shall pass away"

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» Promised Land

I left my home in Norfolk Virginia,
California on my mind.
Straddled that Greyhound, rode him past Raleigh,
On across Caroline.

Stopped in Charlotte and bypassed Rock Hill,
And we never was a minute late.
We was ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown,
Rollin' 'cross the Georgia state.

We had motor trouble it turned into a struggle,
Half way 'cross Alabam,
And that 'hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham.

Straight off, I bought me a through train ticket,
Ridin’ cross Mississippi clean
And I was on that midnight flyer out of Birmingham
Smoking into New Orleans.

Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Just help me get to Houston town.
There’s people there who care a little 'bout me
And they won't let the poor boy down.

Sure as you're born, they bought me a silk suit,
Put luggage in my hands,
And I woke up high over Albuquerque
On a jet to the promised land.

Workin' on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the Golden State;
The pilot told me in thirteen minutes
We'd be headin' in the terminal gate.

Swing low sweet chariot, come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone;
Cut your engines, cool your wings,
And let me make it to the telephone.

Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia,
Tidewater four ten O nine
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin'
And the poor boy's on the line.

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» Put Her Down

You say you want me around, but you like him best

You love him more, and love me less

He has his fun, while you are pressed

And by the way darling, and lose you rest

Why do you love him and stick with him

And take his mess?

 

He goes out on you, with another woman

He goes way across town, and he has 'em all

His unique home while he pleases and run around

He won't even call

While you yearn for him, darling

Sometimes he don’t come back at all

 

He has blinded your love, darling, and it's a shame

But you cannot see, his threatening

He does not love you, it is so fame

He only wants you, wants you to play his game

I just can't stand to hear his name

Keep on lovin' you in vain, lovin’ you in vain

 

I know you love me a little darling,

Yet you love him too

And the way he's livin', ah, he couldn't love you

He's got you believin' that he is true

You just don't know what you wanna do

I wish I could help you, darling, to put him down and save you too

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» Rain Eyes

Rain eyes that blur the rays of sunshine
When all you see is seen through tears
The whole world seems as though it's crying
Rain eyes, that's how my world appears
One sunny day in Lou'siana
The clouds began to hover low
And darkness came in early evening
And brought a rain that would not go

I's just a child when mother told me
It seems your father's gone away
It's not his fault, my child, forgive him
I should have known he would not stay
You're so much like him and he loves you
But now his love's for only you
Although he forced himself to leave you
Forgiving me he could not do

Rain eyes that cloud the hope of sunshine
When everything is seen through tears
The whole world seems as though it's crying
Rain eyes, that's how my world appears
It rains all evening into nighttime
Then rains all night and through the day
My mother's eyes are weak from crying
Forgive her, she just lost her way

Since you've been gone her eyes have clouded
And darkness reigns her weary view
She'd see again from your returning
That God knows she's in love with you
One rainy day in Louisiana
The trade winds blew the clouds away
A mother heard her boy shout, "Father"
My God, 'tis him, he's come to stay

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» Ramona Say Yes

Ramona, Ramona, Ramona, where'd you get that dress ?
The neckline's down south, the hemline's way out west
All in favour of Ramona's style, say yes
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Oh, Ramona, dancing in her brand new dress
Ramona, you know, Ramona, you can do the monkey best
All in favour of Ramona's monkey, say yes
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Ramona started shaking in her brand new short tight dress
The band keep blasting, but Ramona, she never rest
All in favour of Ramona, keep hollering yes
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Ramona looking good in her brand new short tight dress
Wow, Ramona, Ramona, how'd you learn that mess ?
All in favour of Ramona, just say yes
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

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» Reelin' And Rockin'

Sometimes I will, then again I think I won't
Sometimes I will, then again I think I won't
Sometimes I do, then again I think I don't

Well I looked at my watch, it was 9:21
We was at a rock'n'roll dance having nothing but fun
And we rolled, reelin' and a rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch, it was 9:32
There's nothing I would rather do than dance with you
And we rolled, reelin' and a rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch, it was 9:43
And everytime I spinned she would spin with me
And we rolled, reelin' and a rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch, it was 9:54
I said, " Dance ballerina girl, go go go!"
And we rolled, reelin' and a - rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch, it was 10:05
Man, I didn't know if I was dead or alive
And I was rollin', reelin' and a rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch, it was 10:26
But I'm gonna keep on dancing toll I get my kicks
And we reeled, reelin' and a rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch, it was 10:28
I gotta get my kicks before it get too late
And we was reelin', reelin' and a - rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch, it was 10:29
I had to hold her hand, she was still holding mine
And we reeled, reelin' and a rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch and to my surprise
I was dancing with a woman that was twice my size
I was reelin', reelin' and a rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Rollin' till the break of dawn

Well I looked at my watch and it was time to go
The bandleader said " We ain't playing no more "
And we was reelin', reelin' and a rockin'
We was reelin' and a rockin'
Well till the break of dawn

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» Right Off Rampart Street

Way down south in Louisiana, up under the Delta heat, child
There's an old boy plays an electric guitar right off Rampart Street

Sometimes a Go-Go girl come in with him, she be shakin' out a Mojo beat
That old boy sure pick some old mean guitar right off Rampart Street

Stays crowded every time he's there, people come there from near and far
I don't think nobody knows his name, they just know it's a Go-Go guitar
They just know it's a Go-Go guitar

Way down south in Louisiana, up under the Delta heat, child
Go see that old boy play his guitar right off Rampart Street
Right off Rampart Street

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» Rock Cradle Rock

I was born under the sign of Libra
October, eighteen, seven o'clock
I must have had it bad, 'cause in the cradle I had
My mother said, before noon I was trying to rock
My mother said, before noon I was trying to rock

For years I tried to make A grades
To satisfy my Mom and Pop
In music I'm boss, but in Math, I was lost
I guess my head was full of nothing but rock
I guess my head was full of nothing but rock

Hear they're swinging the Fox Trot at the hotel
Hear the country picking 'round the clock
Pick up some sounds of the jazz around
But if you dig what you hear, you dig rock
Ah, if you dig what you hear, you dig rock

The thing I'm gon' tell my dick jock
So he can sock it to me 'round the clock
Spend an hour of Bach in his original rock
And if you dig what he's playing, you dig rock
And if you dig what he's playing, you dig rock

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» Rock'n'Roll Music

Just let me hear some of that rock'n'roll music
Any old way you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

I have no kick against modern jazz
Unless they try to play it too darn fast
And change the beauty of the melody
Until it sounds just like a symphony
That's why I go for that rock'n'roll music
Any old way you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

I took my loved one over 'cross the tracks
So she could her my man a - whalin' sax
I must admit they have a rockin' band
Man they were goin' like a hurricane
That's why I go for that rock'n'roll music
Any old way you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

Way down South they gave a jubilee
Them country folks they had a jamboree
They're drinkin' home - brew from a wooden cup
The folks dancin' got all shook up
And started playin' that rock'n'roll music
Any old way you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

Don't care to hear 'em play the tango
I'm in no mood to dig a mambo
It's way too early for the congo
So keep a - rockin' that piano
So I can hear some of that rock'n'roll music
any old way you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me

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» Roll Away

Oh, well, look-a here what a good day we got today
Why don't we get in the car, baby, and find some game to play
Just let the top down now and get in and let us roll away

Hey diddle, diddle, the dude told a riddle
And the chick jumped over the seat
So he kept her laughing, just to see such sport
Because the dude thought the jump was neat

Oh, well, look-a here what a good day we got today
Why don't we jump in the car, baby, and go find some place to play
Come on let the top down, get in and let's roll away

A little country boy came to blow his horn
The dude was in the meadow and the chick was in the corn
Where was the dude that was driving the car
Underneath the corn stalk playing guitar

Oh, well, look-a there what a good day they got today
Hey, djumping in the car and going to find some place to play
And let the top down, baby, get in and let's roll away

The little boy peeped and saw a big heap
But he couldn't tell hide nor hair
So he left the crack and they finally came back
But they forgot and left the guitar there

Oh, well, well, well, what a good day we got today
Why don't we get back in the car, baby, and talk about the games we play
Let's just let the top up, put her in and just roll away

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» Roll Over Beethoven

I'm gonna write a little letter,
gonna mail it to my local DJ
It's a rockin' rhythm record
I want my jockey to play
Roll Over Beethoven, I gotta hear it again today

You know, my temperature's risin'
and the jukebox blows a fuse
My heart's beatin' rhythm
and my soul keeps on singin' the blues
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news

I got the rockin' pneumonia,
I need a shot of rhythm and blues
I think I'm rollin' arthiritis
sittin' down by the rhythm review
Roll Over Beethoven rockin' in two by two

Well, if you feel you like it
go get your lover, then reel and rock it
Roll it over and move on up just
a trifle further and reel and rock it,
roll it over,
Roll Over Beethoven rockin' in two by two

Well, early in the mornin' I'm a givin' you a warnin'
don't you step on my blue suede shoes
Hey diddle diddle, I am playin' my fiddle,
ain't got nothin' to lose
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news

You know she wiggles like a glow worm,
dance like a spinnin' top
She got a crazy partner,
oughta see 'em reel and rock
Long as she got a dime the music will never stop

Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven and dig these rhythm and blues

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» Route 66

Well if you ever plan to motor west
Just take my way that’s the highway that’s the best
Get your kicks on Route 66
Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.
More than 2000 miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well it goes from St Louis, down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
You’ll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don’t forget Winona
Kingsman, Barstaw, San Bernadino

Would you get hip to this kindly trip
And go take that California trip
Get your kick on Route 66

Well it goes from St. Louis, down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
You’ll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don’t forget Winona
Kingsman, Barstaw, San Bernadino

Would you get hip to this kindly trip
And go take that California trip
Get your kick on Route 66
Get your kick on Route 66…

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» Run Around

Lord knows that I love you, why can't we get along ? 
Lord knows that I love you, why can't we get along ? 
You don't have to run around, doin' things you know is wrong 

I'll do anything in this world to please you, but I won't let you run around 
I'll do anything to please you darlin', but I won't let you run around 
Last time I held on to you, this time I might put you down 

So long, so long baby, there's no future for me and you 
So long pretty baby, no future for me and you 
I love you too much to let you run around the way you do

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» Run Rudolph Run

Out of all the reindeers you know you’re the mastermind
Run, run Rudolph, Randalph ain’t too far behind
Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s got to make it to town
Santa make him hurry, tell him he can take the freeway down
Run, run Rudolph ‘cause I’m reelin’ like a merry-go-round

Said Santa to a boy child “What have you been longing for?”
“All I want for Christmas is a Rock and Roll electric guitar”
And then away went Rudolph a whizzing like a shooting star
Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s got to make it to town, come on
Santa make him hurry, tell him he can take the freeway down
Run, run Rudolph, reeling like a merry-go-round

Said Santa to a girl child “What would please you most to get?”
“A little baby doll that can cry, sleep, and wet”
And then away went Rudolph a whizzing like a Saber jet
Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s got to make it to town
Santa make him hurry, tell him he can take the freeway down
Run, run Rudolph ‘cause I’m reelin’ like a merry-go-round

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» San Francisco Dues

Well, I'm goin' out to San Francisco
They tell me ev'rything out there is really all right
All the boys are coolin' on the corner
The little girls out there are really out of sight
You know I'm gonna dig all the latest hap'nin's
And keep my dues paid ev'ry night

Went on a little trip last night
And the boys was playin' some of them old Fillmore Blues
And ev'ry head was right on in there diggin'
Beautiful vibrations, had some heavy grooves
My chick was right on in there with me in heaven
Yes, we were payin' our San Francisco dues

Come on over to me, baby
I want you to satisfy my blues
I want you to let me know how much you really love me
You can tell me any old way you choose
While we lay back and dig the music
And pay our San Francisco dues

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» School Days

Up in the mornin' and out to school
The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
American history and practical math
You study' em hard and hopin' to pass
Workin' your fingers right down to the bone
And the guy behind you won't leave you alone

Ring ring goes the bell
The cook in the lunchroom's ready to sell
You're lucky if you can find a seat
You're fortunate if you have time to eat
Back in the classroom open you books
Gee but the teacher don't know
How mean she looks

Soon as three o'clock rolls around
You finally lay your burden down
Close up your books, get out of your seat

Down the halls and into the street
Up to the corner and 'round the bend
Right to the juke joint you go in

*Drop the coin right into the slot
You gotta hear something that's really hot

With the one you love you're makin' romance
All day long you been
Wantin' to dance
Feelin' the music from head to toe
'Round and 'round and 'round you go

(*Repeat)

Hail, hail rock'n'roll
Deliver me from the days of old
Long live rock'n'roll
The beat of the drum is loud and bold
Rock rock rock'n'roll
The feelin' is there body and soul

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» Still Got The Blues

How many times have you heard this song
If I had what he has, my blues would be gone
But, I’ve got the blues, nothing but the blues, for you 

I could have been happy with fortune in vain
I have everything that a poor man could name
But, I still have the blues, nothing but the blues for you 

Sergents all over think that I’ve found
Someone who’d even give me piece of mine
Talkin’ the unknown, out of my head
I just can’t remember I think that I’ve said 

Give me chance and take me back
You’ll see a change in the way I act
‘Cause I got the blues, nothing but the blues for you 

Sergents all over think that I’ve found
Someone who’d even give me piece of mine
Talkin’ the unknown, out of my head
I just can’t remember I think that I’ve said

Give me chance and take me back
You’ll see a change in the way I act
I won’t have the blues, no, no blues for you

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» St. Louis Blues

I hate to see that evening sun go down 
I hate to see that evening sun go down 
'Cause the woman I'm loving, she has left this town 

If I'm feeling tomorrow just like I feel today 
If I'm feeling tomorrow just like I feel today 
I'm gonna pack my bags and make a getaway 

St. Louis woman without your diamond ring 
If you didn't have good looks, you wouldn't mean a thing 
If it was not for powder and your super hair 
Without the man who loves you, you wouldn't get nowhere – nowhere 

I got the St. Louis blues, blue as I can be 
I got the St. Louis blues, blue as I can be 
You know I love you, but you don't care for me 

I got the St. Louis blues, blue as I can be 
I got the St. Louis blues, blue as I can be 
You know I love you, but you don't care for me 
I got the St. Louis blues, blue as I can be

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» Some People

Some people live each week in fun and play
From sweat by you and by me
While we must toil so long each day
Just to stay alive and free

Some people live in homes, so content and reposed
Unrushed through all the woe
While we share that woe
With those who have no woe at all

Some people live with much and care the least
If war should end or stay
While we, with less, pay more for peace
Uum, why should it be this way ?

Oh, the day's sure to come
When we would have to live
In love and peace and happiness
And we will have the will to love
And to give to those who do have less

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» Soul Rocking

Moving out to California, I've been living in Missouri too long
When the sun sets tomorrow your soul rocking love'll be gone
And I really doubt that I'll be back because I'm taking everything that I own

Bright lights, big city, I am ready, ready, ready for you
Bye-bye, Alma Mater, I've got to see what I can do
Just tell the folks back home I'm on a soul rocking rendezvous

No more yak-a-ty yak-a-ty, farewell, my best to you
You know you kept on teasing me just to see what I would do
Now, I've got a soul rocker baby, see if you can get yourself one, too

Oh, soul rocking, baby, you know you make my head act up
Oh, send me, send me, deliver me into your world
Let me loose, let me live, let me love a soul rocking girl

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» Sue Ann Sir

If I don't get a letter from Sue tomorrow I'm a catch the next eastbound je-je-je-jet
I done write her four wrotes now in a row and I ain't got nare a heard ye-ye-ye-yet

I writ Sue an' told her if I don't see somethin' soon
I'm a-have ta start sneckin' in d-d-d-d-d-d-doors
She writ back and sey, if you don't send somethin' soon
I'm a-have to sell somethin' of y-y-y-y-y-yours

Sue don't allow me to m-m-mess around
She say the folks back home begin to t-t-t-t-talk
I got to get my reputation b-b-back again
And settle down and start walkin' the ch-ch-ch-ch-chalk

What be lookin' good to d'goose
Is gotta be groovy to d'g-g-g-g-gand
Two birdies in a bush ain't worth as much as one
Twitchin' right there in yo' h-h-hand

I sent Sue somethin' so I b-b-be safe
She writ and sey I mighty nigh b-b-b-blew it
It won't matter which one wh-what you do
It b-be's in the way dat you d-d-d-d-d-do it

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» Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller

Yeah, nine years old and sweet as she can be
All dressed up like a downtown Christmas tree
Dancin’ and hummin’ a rock’n’roll melody

She’s the daughter of a well-respected man
Who taught her to judge and understand
Since she became a rock’n’roll music fan

Sweet little rock'n'roller
Sweet little rock'n'roller
Her daddy don’t have to scold her
Her partner can’t hardly hold her
Her partner can’t hardly hold her
She never gets any older
Sweet little rock’n’roller

Should have seen her eyes when the band began to play
And the famous singer sang and bowed away
When the star performed she screamed and yelled "Hooray!"

Ten thousand eyes were watchin’ him leave the floor
Five thousand tongues were screamin’ “More and More!”
And about fifteen hundred people waitin’ outside the door 

Sweet little rock'n'roller
Sweet little rock'n'roller
Sweet little rock'n'roller
Sweet little rock'n'roller
Sweet little rock'n'roller
Sweet little rock'n'roller
Sweet little rock'n'roller

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» Sweet Little Sixteen

They're really rockin' in Boston
In Pittsburgh, Pa.
Deep in the heart of Texas
And round the 'Frisco Bay
All over St.Louis
And down in New Orleans
All the cats wanna dance with
Sweet Little Sixteen

Sweet Little Sixteen
She's just got to have
About half a million
Famed autographs
Her wallet filled with pictures
She gets them one by one
Becomes so excited
Watch her, look at her run.

"Oh Mommy, Mommy
Please may I go
It's such a sight to see
Somebody steal the show"
"Oh Daddy, Daddy
I beg of you
Whisper to Mommy
It's alright with you"

*'Cause they'll be rockin' on Bandstand
In Philadelphia, Pa.
Deep in the heart of Texas
And round the 'Frisco Bay
All over St.Louis
Way down in New Orleans
All the cats wanna dance with
Sweet Little Sixteen

(*Repeat)

Sweet Little Sixteen
She's got the grown - up blues
Tight dresses and lipstick
She's sportin' high - heel shoes
Oh but tomorrow morning
She'll have to change her trend
And be sweet sixteen
And back in class again

Well the'll be rockin' in Boston
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Deep in the heart of Texas
And round the 'Frisco Bay
Way out in St.Louis
Way down in New Orleans
All the cats wanna dance with
Sweet Little Sixteen

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» Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen,
Sweet Sixteen,
Sweet Sixteen,
Ah, you’re the sweetest little babe
That I’ve ever seen 

But you would not
You would not do
Everything that I ask you to
Guess you ran away from your home, darling
Now, you won’t run away from me too 

Well, my brother is sent to Korea
And my sister settled down in New-Orleans
Guess my mother is up in heaven
And now I wonder what
Would happen to me 

Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen
You’re the sweetest little baby
That I ever seen

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» Talking About My Buddy

My friend finally made a record and took to the road and played guitar
He met this girl from Pennsylvania stuck by his side in love and war
Fearful and fussy, but so faithful, poor and devoted, real and true
She's not the type to be forsaken and I see much of her in you

While on a gig up in Toronto during a pause between his show
He met this foxy German stallion who understood him head to toe
She played it smart and learned his weakness and made him confess and yield into
Her lustful whims became his fancy and I would fear the same from you

Then in the swank suburbs of Houston off in a mansion built of stone
Escorted by this wealthy widow into her lounge and left alone
Her maid announced that she was waiting for him to come and rendezvous
Where he bestowed a long relation one like I hope to have with you

Then on the sands right off the ocean just as the sun sank in the sea
So did my buddy slow and easy into a freak of fancy-free
It was a group in automation getting together two by two
Where people live and love one another, people who live like me and you

Then on the beach in warm Miami there was a teacher far from school
Taught him the way to please a woman, made him concede the Golden Rule
He learned to do it unto others as he used to just have them do
So they began to come together as I will try to do with you

And there was one who was a virgin, never been touched by anyone
She was as pure as any angel, in fact she's called to be a nun
But it was all because my buddy just couldn't spoil a girl so true
And so he left her as he found her, like I may have to do with you

The girl he's got now, he's never left her, she was the first I thought he'd shun
Until I saw my buddy's eyes, when she came forth and bore his son
Since then he's known no other woman, I think his ramblin' days are through
They built a home up in the country, a life I'd love to build with you

Although you've never known my buddy and I am sure he don't know you
But you know the life he's living and all of the changes he's been through
Sweetheart, I'm talking about my buddy 'cause I don't want to wind up blue
I could be happy with you only 'cause I see all of them in you

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» Tell You About My Buddy

I'm goin' tell you about my buddy
But I'm not goin' reveal his name
'Cause it's his life to live and he's livin' it
Claim it to fame or a game of shame

To each his own let nim live it
But there are those who may not agree
But I goin' tell you about my buddy
Ev'ry thing like he told it to me

A woman's the most peculiar creature
And so few has missed his hand
And out of all the ones that he's been with
You know, not one wouldn't take him again

Before you really know a sensuous woman
You have to be with her when she's alone
She could say no and then want you to leave her
And call you right back home after you're gone

You never can tell until after you've tried her
And then you might still be way off the track
Because it's the red and the white and the yellow
Has exactly what's packed in the black

One was a co-ed from Pennsylvania
One from Toronto who dug him the most
One was a rich widow in Houston
And one was a freak from the western coast

One was a teacher out of Chicago
And one had plans to become a nun
And one was the last one I thought he'd cling to
But she was tahe one who gave him a son

So people, I'll tell you 'bout my buddy
And like I say, I just can't reveal his name
It's his life and he's gonna live it
Claim it to fame or game or shame

Claim it fame or game or shame
Just a game or fame or shame
Fame or game or shame
Fame or game or shame
Fame or game or shame
Claim it fame or game or shame

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» The Festival

Havin' a nationwide festival for fourteen days and nights
Ah, there's fifty four bands on a river boat spot in the lights
Hundred of bands and tents all on the banks of the Ohio
Bandstands floatin' from Paducah to Cairo
Be over a million freaks there diggin' the sights

There's so many beautiful people there to love and cheer
Some of the greatest guitar playin' in the western hemisphere
Got the Who, the Band from across the north border Canned Heat
The Fifth Dimension, Creedence Clearwater
Oh, brother Hendrix, sister Joplin, we wish you were here

Early in the mornin' Johnny Cash and old Elvis got loose
The Who, Vanilla Fudge and the Woolies start paying their dues
All evening Ike Turner and Aretha right on the Drifters
And the Coasters and the Loading Zone
All night Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters in a battlin' mood

Oh, what a beautiful show, was sitting right up under the microphone
Diggin' the Grateful Dead, Little Richard and the Rolling Stones
Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin and the Everly Brothers
Bad Bo Diddley and the Beatles and some others
Everybody's laying back and freaking out all week long

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» The Love I Lost

After the sun goes down in the evening
That's when your leaving hurts me most
The times when you would nestle to me
And dwell within my heart so cold
Although you stand two steps away now
The distance seems from coast to coast

I often think of when I met you
Many times we kissed goodbye
Sometimes I dream we are together
Wake up moanin' your name thru sleepy eyes
And I wanna scream that I still love you
But you're not there, I got to realize

It is now High Noon in China
With the same stars up above
The one I need has left me and gone now
And all I have is a little picutre of
The truest one I've ever known now
Is the love I lost and still I love

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» The Man And The Donkey

Down the road came a tired little donkey,
Much he was loaded till his head hung down.
Upon this back so heavy set a big man,
Singin' such a sad song
As he rode into town.

And the man, the man sing to the donkey,
But he sing such a sad song, and the guitar he broke.
The donkey stop, the man he reach to get a big jug,
Him and the donkey take a sip o' the drink.

Down the road, oh the dancing donkey,
Head swingin' so high, all the pain now gone.
The man he sing, some song was a gay song,
And the little donkey kept a-dancin' on.

Down the road was the man and the donkey,
So good feel the donkey, so gay was the man.
How plain when the wind blow was the sound of the gay song,
When the man and the donkey kept a-movin' on down the road.


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» The Things I Used To Do

Things that I used to do,
Some I won't do no more
Things that I used to do
Some I won’t do no more 

Used to sit and hold your hand, baby
Begging’ you, not today 

Used to search all night for you baby
And I search always anything
Used to search all night for you baby
And I search always anything
Yeah, and I’m new alone again, darlin’
You was out somewhere with your other man 

I’m gonna send you back to your mother, baby
Or I’m gonna back to my family too
I’m gonna send you back to your mother, baby
Or I’m gonna back to my family too 

Nothing I ever do pleases you, darlin’
Or I just can’t get along with you.

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» Thirteen Question Method

The 'thirteen question method' is the one to use 
The 'thirteen question method' is the one to use 
The 'thirteen question method' is the one 
To use when you want to go have some fun 
The 'thirteen question method' is the one to use 
– Uh! 

Question number one: « Let's have some fun » 
Question number two is: « What to do ? » 
Question number three is: « Will you dine and dance with me ? » 
Question number four: « Out the door ? » 
– Uh! 

Question number five: « I want you to know jive » 
Question number six: « How long to get fixed ? » 
Question number seven: « Shoul I pick you up at quarter to eleven ? » 
Question number eight: « Is it a date ? » 
– Uh! 

Question number nine is: « Where to dine ? » 
Question number ten: « Can we get in ? » 
Question number eleven: « It'll be just like heaven » 
Question number twelve: « All by ourselves » 

So, the 'thirteen question method' is the one to use 
The 'thirteen question method' is the one to use 
The 'thirteen question method' is the one 
To use when you want to go have some fun 
The 'thirteen question method' is the one to use

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» Thirty Days

I'm gonna give you thirty days to get back home
I done talked to the gypsey woman on the telephone
She gonna send out a world wide hoodoo
that'll be the very thing that'll suit ya
I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days
Oh thirty days thirty days
Oh thirty days thirty days
I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days
Gonna send out a world wide hoodoo
that'll be the very thing that'll suit ya
I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days.

I done talked to the judge in private early this morning
And he took me to the sheriff's office to sign a warning warrant?
Gonna put a false charge again ya against ya
That'll be the very thing that'll send ya
I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days
Oh thirty days thirty days
Oh thirty days thirty days
Baby I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days
Gonna put a false charge again ya
that'll be the very thing that'll send ya
I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days

If I don't get no satisfaction from the judge
I'm gonna take it to the FBI and voice my grudge
If they don't give me no consolation
I'm gonna take it to the United Nations
I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days
Oh thirty days thirty days
Oh thirty days thirty days
Babe I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days
You don't give me no consolation
I'm gonna take it to the United Nations
I'm gonna see that you be back home in thirty days

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» Together We'll Always Be

I saw you over there
But what could I do?
I couldn't stand and stare
Or come and talk to you
And it is always fair
To formally be introduced?
To you especially

I took it on my own
To come an talk to you
Because you were alone
I hope I didn't intrude
Observing you had shown
That you were so lonely and blue

*Nothing beats a failure like a try
There's a great reward
Someone will surely hail you
If you try
But you must try hard
And if I hadn't tried
I wonder where I'd be
If I upon relied
On fate you meeting me
But because I tried
Together we'll always be

(*Repeat)

Oh darling
Together we'll always be

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» Too Much Monkey Business

Runnin' to-and-fro - hard workin' at the mill.
Never fail in the mail - yeah, come a rotten bill!
Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Salesman talkin' to me - tryin' to run me up a creek.
Says you can buy now, gone try - you can pay me next week, ahh!
Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Blonde haired - good lookin' - tryin' to get me hooked
Want me to marry - get a home - settle down - write a book!
Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Same thing every day - gettin' up, goin' to school.
No need for me to complain - my objection's overruled, ahh!
Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Pay phone - something wrong - dime gone - "We'll mail"
I oughta sue the operator for telling me a tale - ahh!

Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Been to Yokohama - been fightin' in the war.
Army bunk - Army chow - Army clothes - Army car, aah!
Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!

Workin' in the fillin' station - too many tasks.
Wipe the windows - check the tires - check the oil - dollar gas!
Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Don't want your botheration, get away, leave me!

TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS FOR ME!!

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» Too Pooped To Pop

Casey is an old man who wants to be a teen
He goes to all the dances and they call him cha-cha king
He cha-cha’s when the band is playin’ rock and roll
He tries to keep in time but the beat leaves him cold. 

(Chorus):
Because he’s too pooped to pop, too old a soul
Hips gettin’ weaker when he tries to do the stroll
And every time his feet get to go in one way
Here comes a new dance and it’s goin’ to stray.

Chicks told Casey, “You better move man,
This is only a one night stand”
Casey wasn’t in time but he was dancin’ awhile
Till a cramp caught his leg and he had to change his style.

2x Chorus 

Casey finally learned to do the hoochie koo
This might have been fine back in '22
Now, I’m gonna give you fellows just a little tip
If you wanna keep your girl you’d better get hip
Or, you’ll be too pooped to pop, too old a soul
You hips are gettin’ weaker when you’ll try to do the stroll
And every time your feet gettin’ to go in one way
Here comes a new dance you’ll be left to stray.

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» Trick Or Treat

Trick or treat, baby, on a night like this,
Trick or treat, wo, wo, and that means a kiss.
Trick or treat, baby, and don't let me miss
A sweet kiss from you on a night like this.

Trick or treat, baby, by the light of the moon,
Trick or treat, wo, wo, don't leave me so soon.
Trick or treat, baby, I go in a swoon
From the sweet way you kiss me by the light of the moon.

Trick or treat, baby, oh, what a night,
Trick or treat, wo, wo, what a sweet delight.
Trick or treat, baby, and hold me tight,
And keep kissin’ me sweetly, oh, what a night.

Trick or treat, baby, in your own sweet way,
Trick or treat, wo, wo, anything you say.
Trick or treat, wo, wo, wo, wo,
I just love for you to kiss me in your own sweet way.

 

Trick or treat

 

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» Tulane

Tulane and Johnny opened a novelty shop,
Back under the corner, was the cream of the crop,
Ev’rything was clickin’ and the business was good,
‘Till one day, lo and behold an officer stood.
Johnny jumped the counter but he stumbled and fell,
But Tulane made it over Johnny just as he yelled,

Chorus: “Go head on, Tulane, he can’t catch up with you.
Go Tulane, he ain’t man enough for you.
Go Tulane, use all the speed you got.
Go Tulane, you know you need a lot.
Go Tulane, he’s laggin’ behind.
Go ‘head on, Tulane.”

Go by your father’s house and tell him the business is slow
And see if he will loan us something, soon as he hits the dough.
Put the cat out in the hall and rumple up the room
Go by Doctor Keller’s, tell him you swollowed some perfume
Tell him we need him quick, ’cuz he may to testify
That you been sick all day and that’s a perfect alibi

Go, let Danny drive in case you run into the Man
Back by the shop and get the stuff and hide it in the van
Go back by your father’s, get the money for the bail
And bring it down and bail me out this rotten, funky jail
We gotta get a lawyer in the click of politics
Somebody who can win the thing or get the thing fix

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» Vacation Time

Picnics, beaches, and ball rooms
Just me and my honey bun
Homework they shout
It's over and out
Vacation's just begun

Far from the city, beneath the shade-tree
We'll spread a basket for two
Then we'll discuss the future for us
And I'll whisper love words to you

Just can't wait for that swimmin' date
To see your new bathing suit
It must be a 'gas', 'cause the one you had last,
Gee! Was it cute!

So we will dance and bypass romance,
Right now they say we're too young;
But I shall marry you my love
As soon as you reach twenty one.

 

Just can't wait for that swimmin' date
To see your new bathing suit
It must be a 'gas', 'cause the one you had last,
Gee! Was it cute!

So we will dance and bypass romance
Right now they say we're too young
But I will marry you my love
As soon as we reach twenty one

 

Soon as we reach twenty one

 

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» Viva Viva Rock'n'Roll

Rock it, g'on jerk it, child, work it
Rock it, g'on take it, child, shake it
Rock it, singing the song
Viva, viva, rockin' along

Grandma and Grandpa did the Charleston Rug
Aunt Mary and Uncle Joe, they did the Jitterbug
My sister used to do the Twist and Shout
But I'm with the Go-Go, I'm workin' out

Rock on, g'on jerk it, child, work it
Rock on, go 'head and shake it
I can take it
Rock on, oh, my soul
Viva, viva, Rock and Roll
Rock and Roll

My mother had my sister learning Bach and Strauss
For years it was the only music in our house
But I got my guitar and I rearranged Bach
And came up with some good old folk and country rock

Rock on, go 'head and jerk it, child, work it
Rock on, go 'head and take it
I can shake it
Rock on, oh, my soul
Viva, viva, Rock and Roll

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» Wee Hours Blues

In the wee hours of the morning
After all have gone to bed
Yes, I go all to myself
Think of things that you have said
Yeah, but I fall asleep, do you wonder
If there is anything for me ahead

I fell in love with you, baby
Before I even held your hand
And you were still in your teens
Too young to understand
But when you looked at me and smiled, darling
That's when it all began

You know I was just sitting here thinking
About the things we used to do
Ah, but you now belong to someone else
And I'm still in love with you
You know I wonder, I wonder
Will I ever be back with you

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» Wee Wee Hours

In the wee, wee hours
That's when I think of you
In the wee, wee hours
That's when I think of you
You say, but yet I wonder
If your love was ever true

In a wee little room
I sit alone and think of you
In a wee little room
I sit alone and think of you
I wonder if you still remember
All the things we used to do

One little song
For a fading memory
One little song
For a fading memory
Of the one I really love
The only one for me

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» Welcome Back Pretty Baby

Hello, pretty baby
How did your vacation go ?
You know I long to be with you
Because I really missed you so
You must have many things to tell me
But only one I yearn to know

Shall we dance, pretty baby
And does your love for me remain ?
It's been a long hot summer
With no one to entertain
Ah, it's really boss to hold your hand, baby
Dance and talk with you again

Bye, bye for now
But I shall call you on the phone
I want to tell you how boss it was
To have been your chaperone
And if you choose me for your steady
Darling, you'll never walk alone

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» Why Should We End This Way

If I should lose you it would hurt so bad
You are the only love that I've had
Tell me why
Why should it end this way

You know it hurts me deep in my heart
To know that we are drifting apart
Tell me why
Why should it end this way

Yes, I could scream, I want you to know
It'll hurt me so bad if you should go
Tell me why
Why should it end this way

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» Worried Life Blues

Oh lordy Lord, oh lordy Lord 
It hurts me so bad for us to part 
But someday, baby, I ain't gonna worry my life anymore 

So many nights since you've been gone 
I've had to worry my life along 
But someday, baby, I ain't gonna worry my life anymore 

How many times, how many times since you went away 
Have I set and cried and cried both night and day 
Someday, baby, I ain't gonna worry my life anymore 

You're on my mind, baby, every place I go 
How much I love you, nobody knows 
But someday, baby, I ain't gonna worry my life anymore 

So that's my story, baby, this is all I got to say to you 
Bye-bye, baby, I don't care what you do 
Someday, baby, I ain't gonna worry my life anymore

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» Wuden't Me

Old boy he ran a little stop sign in the south
And he got in deeper trouble with his mouth
They wouldn't let him phone or make a bail
Just let him sit there in that Delford County jail

It wudn't me, it wudn't me
I'm so glad it wudn't me
No phone, no bail, no plea
Oh, I'm so glad it wudn't me

He had to break out of that Delford County jail
They put a Grand Dragon posse on his trail
And seven Alabama bloodhounds in a line
Buckin' and barkin' for a bite of his behind

It wudn't me, it wudn't me
I'm so glad it wudn't me
Hung posses ain't my cup o'tea
Oh, I'm so glad it wudn't me

He was streakin' through the Delta double three
But them hungry hounds was gainin'on his lee
His feet was playin' "Louisiana Bound"
Lord, you help me pick 'em up, I'll put 'em down (Amen)

It wudn't me, it wudn't me
I'm so glad it wudn't me
Prayin' ain't no sure guarantee
Oh, I'm so glad it wudn't me

He was streakin' through the Delta, stridin' wide
But that leadin' hound was meters from his hide
Lord, bless my feet, don't let 'em go corrupt
I'll lay 'em down as fast as you can pick 'em up

It wudn't me, it wudn't me
I'm so glad it wudn't me
Just meters from a canine jubilee
Oh, I'm so glad it wudn't me

He reached a highway through the ticket on the side
And a trucker came along and let him ride
But as he settled down to thank him for no harm
He saw a swasti-KKK band on his arm

That's when he knew he had to get on help his self
'Stead if sittin' pinnin' it on somebody else
He hung a left into that thicket 'cross the fence
And ain't nobody ever sawed or seen him since

It wudn't me, it wudn't me
I'm so glad it wudn't me
It ain't quite my kinda cup o'tea
Jeez, I'm glad it wudn't me

It wudn't me, it was not me
I'm so glad it wudn't me
It just ain't my kinda cup o'tea
Jeez, am I glad it wudn't me

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» You And My Country

I love my country, it's aim and intent
I believe in the system as it is in print
But I'm in love with you
And determined to help amend it for you

It ain't my hearet to beg, rob or steal
Although sometimes that's just how I feel
'Cause I do want you
To enjoy the few things that you love too

Working so hard for so little pay
And we just can live from day to day
This can't go on, it takes too long
Those days are gone

I know I'm nobody, I lost out in school
But I feel something wrong unless I'm a fool
I'm going to keep prying, at least I'll be trying
'Cause somebody's lying

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» You Can't Catch Me

I bought a brand new airmobile
It was custom made
It was a Flight DeVille
With an outboard motor
And some hideaway wings
Push in on the button and you can hear her sing
Now you can't catch me
No, baby, you can't catch me
'Cause if you get too close
You know I'm gone like a cool breeze

New Jersey Turnpike in the wee wee hours
I was rolling slowly 'cause of drizzlin' showers
Up come a flattop he was movin' up with me
Then come sailin' goodbye
In a little old suped up mini
I put my foot in my tank and I begin to roll
Moanin' sirens, was the state patrol
So I get out my wings and then I blew my horn
Bye-bye New Jersey I become airborne

Now you can't catch me
No, baby you can't catch me
'Cause if you get too close
You know I'm gone like a cool breeze

Flyin' with my baby last Saturday night
Wasn't no gray cloud floatin' in sight
Big full moon shinin' up above
Cuddle up honey be my love
Sweetest little thing that I ever seen
I'm gonna name you Mabelline
Flyin' with all the things set on flight control
Radio tuned to rock 'n' roll
Two, three hours passin' by
Altitude dropped to 505
Fuel consumption way too fast
Let's get on home before we run out of gas

Now you can't catch me
No baby, you can't catch me
'Cause if you get too close
You know I'm gone like a cool breeze

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» You Never Can Tell

It was a teenage wedding, and the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the madamoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell,
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They furnished off an apartment with a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale,
But when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono, boy, did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records, all rock, rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down, the rapid tempo of the music fell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They bought a souped up Chevy, 'twas a cherry red '53,
They drove it down New Orleans to celebrate their anniversary
It was there that Pierre was married to the lovely madamoiselle
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

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» You Two

Let's throw a twilight cookout
We two, you two, no more
Way out somewhere in the country
Where we’ve never been before

Let's throw it on a weekend
We two, you two, no more
And lounge away a holiday
Like we've never done before

We'll bring the rounds and some jazzy sounds
To play by a cozy fire
You two roast wieners and we'll toast the buns
And we'll chow till the night grows nigh'er

We'll call for you on the weekend
We two, you two, no more
And ride out somewhere in the country air
Just a cozy clan of four

 

We'll bring the rounds and some jazzy sounds
To play by a cozy fire
You two roast wieners and we'll toast the buns
And we'll chow till the night grows nigh'er

We'll call for you on the weekend
We two, you two, no more
And ride out somewhere in the country air
Just a cozy clan of four

 

Just a cozy clan of four

Just a cozy clan of four

Just a cozy clan of four

Just a cozy clan of four

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