Got My Mojo Working/ Keep Your Hands off of It

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Words & Music: Foster
Hands off of her, she belongs to me
Mojo working don't belong to you
Well, she's mine all mine no matter what you do
Play it boys, play it boys

I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
But you're mine all mine no matter what you do

Let me tell you now
She's long lean and lanky, sweet as she can be
Hands off of her, she belongs to me
Hands off of her' don't belong to you
Well she's mine all mine no matter what you do

I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
Well you're mine all mine no matter what you do
Play it Jerry, play it ........

No matter what you do, play it son

Well she's long lean and lanky, sweet as she can be
Hands off of her unless you want to deal with me
I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
Well you're mine all mine no matter what you do
Yeah!

I got my mojo workin' I got my mojo workin'
I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
Well, you're mine all mine no matter what you do
She's long lean and lanky, sweet as she can be
Hands off of her, she belongs to me
Hands off of her' don't belong to you
Well you're mine all mine no matter what you do
One more time!

Yeah!
I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
Well, you're mine all mine no matter what you do

Listen to me now
I said you're long lean and lanky cute as you can be
Hands off of her unless you want deal with me
Get your hands off of her, she don't belong to you
Well, you're mine all mine no matter what you do
Yeah, I got my mojo workin' I got my mojo workin'
I got my mojo workin' I got my mojo workin'
I got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
Recorded: 1970/06/05, first released on Love Letters from Elvis

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2014report abuse
This jam performance is a masterpiece and it's always such a joy to listen to. This is such a brilliant and catchy song too. It's one of the highlights of the "Love Letters from Elvis" album for sure. Five stars from me.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2014report abuse
Always seems like the little brother of I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water but it doesn't hold together quite as well. Totally out of place on the original album and not on any of my playlists but I do agree it does conjure up improvised if not completely satisfying excitement.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2013report abuse
I can't say the bare version on A hundred years is better then the dressed up version on Love Letters. Both are great.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 22, 2012report abuse
Great song from an album with great art work!
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 22, 2012report abuse
A fun jam number certainly not one to be taken to seriously. I do think though this track would have been better suited to an FTD type outing. More substantial material should have been recorded for the original album, but hey we cant change history can we!!!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2012report abuse
Love Letters was the beginning of the downfall of Elvis LPs in the 70's. The songs were obvious leftovers and it paved the way for the rest of the decade and the uneven releases. A review in 1971 said at the time, that Elvis always manages to give you an outstanding track no matter what the rest of the LP is about. They cited this song as that track and I agree. Far & away the best on the LP.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2012report abuse
An instant classic as are all the tracks on "Love Letters".
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2012report abuse
A great Jam, proving that Presley was something unique when he was doing what he loved: playing music just for himself. Not as good as others jams, but, for me, much better than a lot of his studio work in the 70's. Always liked it and listen to it a lot.
JeanMarie (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2012report abuse
Should have been on NOW or FOOL album; n o t on LLetters album. Doesn't fit in there, as LLotters was really vol 2
of ECountry album...Goes to show the Sony/BMG so-called EP-catalogue managers are too young or ignorant to
decide what was/is the best for potential buyers. It also would have given NOW + Fool more "beef" and would have sold
much more albums that way.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2011report abuse
Fun "jam" track that was oddly included on the "Love Letters..." LP. Of course, this LP was a strange eclectic collection of tunes. I always wondered why the songs "Where Did They Go, Lord", "Rags To Riches", "The Sound Of Your Cry" and "Sylvia" were not included. They sound much more like songs on a "Love Letters" (or at least lost love letters) LP. Instead we get this jam (4 stars), two sacred songs and a second rate rocker "Cindy, Cindy". There isn't a bad track (CC is the worse) on the LP, but there was nothing spectacular either.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2010report abuse
Best track on Love Letters and its a jam!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
Sticks out like a sore thumb on the "Love Letters" album. Othwise it's great!

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