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Song title: Shake

(Cooke) by Sam Cooke (RCA Victor 47-8486), 1965


Shake! Shake! Shake! Shake!

Listen while I talk to you
I tell you what we're gonna do
There's a new thing that's going around
And I'll tell you what they're puttin' down

Just move your body all around
And just shake
Oh, mamma. Shake
Thats the way to do it. Shake
Oh, you're looking good now. Shake
Yeah, ha

Shake it like a bowl of soup
And make your body loop de loop
Put your hands on your hips
And kinda let your backbone slip
Move your body like a whip
And just shake!

Umm, that's doing it. Shake
Yeah, you're looking good now. Shake
Go on, do it baby. Shake
Yeah, Ohh

A Ring-A-Ling-a-Ling
Honey, Shakin' is the latest thing
And if you wanna swing
Just loosen up them shoulders

And if you wanna really roll
You got to do the thing with soul
Shake the shake with all your might
Oh, if you do it, do it right
Just make your body loose and light
And kinda shake
Oh, honey.Shake
Hoooo. Shake
Oh, that's the way to do it. Shake
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-yeah. Alright

Oh, you're doing it now honey
C'mon, loosen up them shoulders

If you wanna really roll
Got to do the thing with soul
Shake the shake with all your might
Now, if you do it, do it right
Make your body loose and light
And just shake.Oh, I like to do it.Shake
Make me feel good now.Shake
All gone baby.Shake
Don't be shy now.Shake
Dance, with you mama.Shake
Don't, do it baby.Shake
Oh, yeah.Shake

Notes: Used in the Detroit Medley in the River and TOL tour, and often played in small clubs.

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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 15/07/1981 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the The River Tour
 - 23/07/1982 Monmouth County Fair, Freehold,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 25/04/2004 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 10/04/2005 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 02/05/2006 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 17/07/2011 Wonder Bar, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 27/07/2013 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny ,Ireland during the Wrecking ball tour

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First known live performance: 15/07/1981 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA
Last known live performance: 27/07/2013 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny ,Ireland

Song 'history':

One only rendering for this song in the River tour (15/07/1981 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA)
One only performance during the 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area (23/07/1982 Monmouth County Fair, Freehold,NJ ,USA)
One only performance during the Wrecking Ball tour (27/07/2013 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny ,Ireland)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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