Harlem Shuffle

Composers: Bob Relf & Ernest Nelson        Original performers: Bob & Earl (1963)

Recording location: RPM Studios, New York City July-October 1985

7“ single 26th Februar1986
 7“ single LIVE May 1991
Performed onstage: 1986, 1989-90

 

 

Line-up:

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Occasional lead vocal: Bobby Womack
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Bobby Womack & Tom Waits      
Organ & synthesizer: Chuck Leavell
 

You move it to the left, you can go for yourself
You move it to the right, you can, if it takes all night

Now take it kind of slow with a whole lot of soul
Don't move it too fast, just make it last

You scratch just like a monkey, you do real cool
You slide into the limbo, yeah, how low can you go?

Now come on, baby, don't fall down on me now
Just move it right here to the Harlem Shuffle

Yeah, yeah, yeah, do the Harlem Shuffle

Hitch, hitch hike, baby, across the floor
Whoa, whoa, whoa, I can't stand it no more

Now come on, baby, now get into your slide
Just ride, ride, ride, little pony ride

Do the monkey shine

Yeah, yeah, yeah, shake your tail feather, baby

Like your mother told you how

(...) child
 
 

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