Lyrics I'm A Roustabout

We did an attempt to write down the lyrics of the newly discovered "I'm A Roustabout". We think we've got it, but if you have any correction, please let us know. We thought this yesterday, but a good friend and loyal visitor corrected some lines, thanks for that Rene! I'm A Roustabout Words & music: Blackwell/Scott Build it up, knock it down Hold it square, roll it around Throw it in the air, Stick it in the ground But it's too bad, I can’t get mad ‘Cause I’m a roustabout Tie it loose, make it tight If it’s wrong, do it right Makes me kinda feel, Like I wanna fight But it's too bad, I can’t get mad ‘Cause I’m a roustabout Orders all day and half the night from the boss That guy just doesn't wanna see one minute lost Stack it up, in the rear Better still bring it here Wanna take it out, stick it in his ear But it's too bad, I can’t get mad ‘Cause I’m a roustabout A handyman is all I am around this place Everytime I turn around, he’s right up in my face Bring it in, bring it out When I’m slow, going shout Getting awful tired, running in and out But it's too bad, I can’t get mad ‘Cause I’m a roustabout
Updated: Aug 19, 2003 

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TCBn with TLC Bet (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2003report abuse
This is an Awesome song...agree with Archie that it is far more Exciting than the one chosen...obviously Elvis did not feel that way, since he always decided which version he wanted...maybe he didn't realize how absolutely Thrilling his voice sounds in this version...hey folks, I think this song is more a hit than Rubberneckin' ~ Seriously !!
Jordans-Elvis-World (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2003report abuse
As posted on AEK, here are the complete accurate lyrics:

"ROUSTABOUT!"
"ROUSTABOUT!"

"Build it up... (UH-HUH)
Knock it down... (UH-HUH)
Fold it square... (UH-HUH)
Roll it around...
Throw it in the air, stick it in the ground!"

But it's too bad, (UH-HUH)
I can't get mad,
'Cause I'm a Roustabout! (UH-HUH, UH-HUH, UH-HUH)

"Tie it loose... (UH-HUH)
Make it tight... (UH-HUH)
If it's wrong, (UH-HUH)
Do it right!"
Makes me kinda feel like I wanna fight!

But it's too bad, (UH-HUH)
I can't get mad,
'Cause I'm a Roustabout! (UH-HUH, UH-HUH, UH-HUH)

Orders all day and half the night from the boss,
That guy just doesn't wanna see one minute lost!

"Stack it up, (UH-HUH)
In the rear (UH-HUH)
Better still... (UH-HUH)
Bring it here!"
Wanna take it out, stick it in his ear!

But it's too bad, (UH-HUH)
I can't get mad,
'Cause I'm a Roustabout! (UH-HUH, UH-HUH, UH-HUH)

A handyman is all I am around this place,
Everytime I turn around, he's right up in my face!

"Bring it in... (UH-HUH)
Bring it out!" (UH-HUH)
When I'm slow, (UH-HUH)
Boy, he shouts!
Gettin' awful tired, runnin' in and out!

But it's too bad, (UH-HUH)
I can't get mad,
'Cause I'm a Roustabout! (UH-HUH, UH-HUH, UH-HUH)

"ROUSTABOUT!"
"ROUSTABOUT!"
"ROUSTABOUT!"
"ROUSTABOUT!" {fades}

-Jordan
Archie (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2003report abuse
The lyrics fit in well with the character of Charlie Rogers in that movie. Can't understand why this song was cut in favor of the other one by Giant Baum and Kaye
Patrick68 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2003report abuse
These are the funniest & silliest lyrics I have read in a while, but hearing it is different, but reading it, it is quite silly. No matter, I am looking forward to hearing the complete version on 2nd to none.
Bill (BW) (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 19, 2003report abuse
You did pretty well with the lyrics, but I'm sure the following is wrong:
"Stack it up, in the rubb
But I'm still wringing here"
It should be:
Stack it up, in the rear
Better still, bring it here"
tcbme (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 19, 2003report abuse
Cant really get a feel for how the song is without the melody and music.

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