Shake, Rattle and Roll

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Words & Music: Charles Calhoen
Well get out of that bed, wash your face and hands
Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands
Well get in that kitchen
Make some noise with the pots and pans
I believe it to my soul you're the devil in nylon hose
I believe it to my soul you're the devil in nylon hose
For the harder I work the faster my money goes

Well I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake rattle and roll
I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake rattle and roll
Well you won't do right
To save your doggone soul

Shake rattle and roll

I'm like the one-eyed cat peeping in a seafood store
I'm like the one-eyed cat peeping in a seafood store
Well I can look at you tell you ain't no child no more
I believe you're doing me wrong and now I know
I believe you're doing me wrong and now I know
'Cause the harder I work the faster my money goes

Well I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake rattle and roll
I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake rattle and roll
Well you won't do right
To save your doggone soul

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I went over the hill, way down underneath
I went over the hill, way down underneath
You make me roll my eyes
And then you make me grit my teeth

Well I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake rattle and roll
I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake rattle and roll
Well you won't do right
To save your doggone soul
Recorded: 1956/02/03, first released on EP

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2013report abuse
The only time Scotty & Bill sang background vocals on a Elvis track. Scotty's guitar sounds amazing. The one with the piano solo is great too, but Elvis always selected the master take. A winner, this one.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 16, 2012report abuse
A fantastic rock performance that was issued as a single in the US, but had to compete with all the singles released in the same week from the first album, and so was never a big hit. I prefer take 8 with the risque words and piano break but both versions showed Elvis at his very best.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 16, 2012report abuse
A fantastic rock performance that was issued as a single in the US, but had to compete with all the singles released in the same week from the first album, and so was never a big hit. I prefer take 8 with the risque words and piano break but both versions showed Elvis at his very best.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2012report abuse
This is such a spectacular, fun, electrifying, catchy and unique song and it's my favorite song that Elvis recorded in the 1950's. I love all of Elvis' renditions of it.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on May 27, 2009report abuse
Pure Rock Pure Elvis,,,, need i say any more
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on May 27, 2009report abuse
This, and not "Promised Land" or "Burnin' love", is why this boy is called the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Elvis turns this r&b classic into a frantic r'n'r masterpiece. Pure youthful, bottomless energy.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 27, 2009report abuse
Great Rock n Roll. I wore this 45 out when I was a kid. Still sounds great today. I like the take with the 'rolling piano' break and somehwat risque lyrics.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on May 27, 2009report abuse
If you ask me, take 8 should have been the master take ;) But, then again, I'm not Steve Sholes
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2008report abuse
This is a cracking R 'N' B number and Elvis did a really good version, although I prefered the outtakes to the take RCA put out.It's also surprising that Elvis got away with the lyrics of the song which by the standard of the day, were really a bit naughty to say the least!

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