Willie And The Hand Jive

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I know a cat named Way Out Willie
He's got a groovy little chick named Rockin' Millie
He can walk and stroll and Susie Q
And do that crazy hand jive too

Papa told Willie, you'll ruin my home
You and that hand jive have got to go
Willie said, Papa, don't put me down
They're doin' that hand jive all over town

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive

Mama, Mama look at Uncle Joe
He's doin' that hand jive with sister Flo
Grandma gave baby sister a dime
Said, do that hand jive one more time

The doctor and the lawyer and the Indian chief
They all dig that crazy beat
Way Out Willie gave 'em all a treat
When he did that hand jive with his feet

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive

Willie and Millie got married last fall
They had a little Willie Junior, and a-that ain't all
You know, the baby got famous in his crib, you see
Doin' that hand jive on TV

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive

Willie And The Hand Jive (unreleased cover)
Written byJohnny Otis
Performed byRusty (1972,1973)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters (2013)

First known performance:
December 01, 1972, Widnes, England
Last known performance:
July 19, 2013, Tilburg, Netherlands
     (4 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Johnny Otis  1958  single Wikipedia
 Cliff Richard  1960
 The Strangeloves  1965 I Want Candy
 New Riders of the Purple Sage  1972 Powerglide AllmusicWikipediaAmazon
 Johnny Rivers  1973 Blue Suede Shoes Allmusic
Eric Clapton  1974 461 Ocean Boulevard AllmusicWikipediaAmazon
Levon Helm  1982 Levon Helm AllmusicAmazon
 George Thorogood & The Destroyers  1985 Maverick AllmusicWikipediaAmazon
 Ducks Deluxe  2010 Side Tracks & Smokers AllmusicAmazon
The Flying Burrito Brothers  2011 Authorized Bootleg: Fillmore East, New York, November 7, 1970 AllmusicAmazon

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