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Got My Mojo Working/ Keep Your Hands off of It

Rating:
4.3 / 5

Words & Music: Preston "Red" 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

Recordingdate: 1970/06/05, first released on: Love Letters from Elvis (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Got My Mojo Working/ Keep Your Hands off of It:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
(organ)
(harmonica)
(marimba)
(percussion)
(trumpet)

Others*

(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(percussion)
(clarinet)
(sax)
(sax)
(sax)
(sax)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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JerryNodak wrote on April 18, 2008
Sticks out like a sore thumb on the "Love Letters" album. Othwise it's great!
Steve V wrote on November 30, 2010
Best track on Love Letters and its a jam!
Deano1 wrote on June 18, 2011
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.
JeanMarie wrote on April 13, 2012
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.
Pedro Nuno wrote on April 13, 2012
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.
freedom101 wrote on April 13, 2012
An instant classic as are all the tracks on "Love Letters".
dgirl wrote on April 13, 2012
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.
Biffx wrote on August 22, 2012
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!!!
TCB1974 wrote on August 22, 2012
Great song from an album with great art work!
sugartummy wrote on March 07, 2013
I can't say the bare version on A hundred years is better then the dressed up version on Love Letters. Both are great.
Gorse wrote on April 22, 2014
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.
ElvisSacramento wrote on April 24, 2014
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.
Jyroflux wrote on August 31, 2015
I love it. Wha's left to say?
atomic powered poste wrote on May 18, 2018
A jam, and for that it is okay, but it's nothing outstanding. An artist who cares for quality control would have recorded a proper version for release, or left this in the archive. You often hear that this is the, or one of the, highlight(s) of the love letters lp. That doesn't speak for this throwaway recording, but against the lousy album. 2 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 18, 2018
"Love Letters" from Elvis"? I agree with a few comments below that this album was the start of his 1970's downfall. In my book, this is a terrible song. An absolute throw-away jam track to be blunt. There were a few good songs on this album but as a whole this track and this album suck to be blunt. 1-star.
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