Shake Your Hips

Composer: James Moore      Original performer: Slim Harpo (c. 1966)
Recording locations: Olympic Sound Studios, London & Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA
 October 1970 & December 1971-March 1972
Never performed onstage

 

Vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Percussion: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Piano: Ian Stewart
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
 

Let me tell you about a dance that's going around
Everybody do it, from the grownups down
Don't move your head, don't move your hands
Don't move your lips, just shake your hip

Do the hip shake, baby
Shake your hip, baby

Well if you don't know, don't be no 'fraid
Just listen to me, do what I say
Don't move your head, don't move your hands
Don't move your lips, just shake your hip

Well ain't that easy

Well I met a little girl in a country town
She said, "What do you know, there's Slim Harpo"
Didn't move her head, didn't move her hands
Didn't move her lips, she shook her hip

Did the hip shake, baby
Shake your hip, baby

 (see Stones Covers)

 

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