Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston

Rocket 88

Jackie Brenston

(Ike Turner, CHESS 1458, 1951)

You may have heard of jalopies
You heard the noise they make
Let me introduce you to my rocket 88
Yes, it's great, just won't wait
Everybody likes my rocket 88
Gals will ride in style, moving all along

V-8 motor and this modern design
My convertible top and the gals don't mind
Sportin' with me,
Ridin' all around town for joy

Step in my rocket and a-don't be late
We're pullin' out about a half past eight
Goin' on the corner and a-havin' some fun
Takin' my rocket on a long hot run
Ooh, goin' out, oozin' and cruisin' along

Now that you've ridden in my rocket 88
I'll be around every night about eight
You know it's great, don't be late
Everybody likes my rocket 88
Gals will ride in style, moving all along

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