Friday, March 24, 2017

must admit they have a rocking band



Just let me hear some of that --


rock and 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 and 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 they sound just like a symphony - !




...That's why I go for that --
rock and 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 and roll music
If you want to dance with me,
If you want to dance with me




I took my loved one over 'cross the tracks --


So she can hear my man a-wail a sax --


I must admit they have a rockin' band --


Man, they were blowin' like a hurri - can!




That's why I go for that rock and 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 and roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me




Way down South they gave a jubilee
The jokey folks, they had a jamboree
They're drinkin' homebrew from a wooden cup
The folks dancin' got all shook up --




And started playin' that rock and 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 and roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me




Don't care to hear 'em play a tango
I'm in the mood to dig a mambo --


It's way to early for a congo --
So keep a'rockin' that piano!





So I can hear some of that --


rock and 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 and roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me!


[THONK-THONK-THONK!]


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{"Rock and Roll Music" - written and recorded by Chuck Berry, 1957.


Covered by:


The Beatles - 1964


The Beach Boys - 1976}


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