Shim Sham Shimmy - Ronnie Dawson

Shim Sham Shimmy

Ronnie Dawson

(Robinson, NO HIT, 1989)

Now, you take your gal and I'll take Sue
But I'll be happy when we get through
Oh, shim sham shimmy, shim sham shimmy
Shim sham shimmy, shake it all night long

Well, ride Sally ride, wipe your weepin' eye
Put your hand on your hip and let your backbone slip
We're gonna shim sham shimmy (let's go) shim sham shimmy
Oh, shim sham shimmy, shake it all night long

Take off your tie, hang on to your skirt
Get right down low, way down in the dirt
We're gonna shim sham shimmy, well shim sham shimmy
Lord, shim sham shimmy, shake it all night long
(Oh, shake it boys)

Hold your backbone steady, let your belly go round and round
Take your time baby, reach on down
You better shim sham shimmy, shim sham shimmy
Oh, shim sham shimmy, shake it all night long

Turn your light down low and roll the rug way back
Doin' the shimmy till I break my back
Oh, shim sham shimmy, shim sham shimmy
You gotta shim sham shimmy, shake it all night long
(Whoo, all right)

Turn your light down low, roll the rug way back
Doin' the shimmy till I break my back
Oh, shim sham shimmy, shim sham shimmy
Oh, shim sham shimmy, shake it all night long

Oh, shim sham shimmy, shim sham shimmy
Oh, shim sham shimmy, shim sham shimmy, shimmy oh
Oh, shim sham shimmy, shake it all night long

Original by Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson

Also recorded by The Rock-A-Beats and Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers

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