Twist And Shout

Lyrics: Medley, Russell
Music: Medley, Russell

There is one recording of the Grateful Dead playing this in 1966, on an unlabelled reel:

Shake it up baby
Twist and shout
Shake it up baby
Why don't you work it on out

Shake it up baby
Twist and shout
Shake it up baby
Why don't you work it on out

Well you twist little girl
Well you twist so fine

Shake it up baby
Twist and shout
Shake it up baby
Why don't you work it on out

Well you look all right
Well you look so good
Everything is gonna be all right baby
Like I knew it would

Why don't you dance what you want to, baby
Anyway you can, now
Why don't you shake a tail feather
Shake it for your man

[etc with Pigpen rap[]
"Twist and Shout" was also sung by Joey Covington with the Grateful Dead and other members of the Jefferson Airplane on 7 September 1969. It segues out of a very raw version of Louie Louie.

It has also been played as a jam (no lyrics) by Phil Lesh & Friends in 2002. And before that by Bob Weir with Nightfood and in a Furthur Festival jam.
The full version as sung by eg The Beatles is:
Chorus
Well, shake it up baby now (shake it up baby)
Twist and shout (twist and shout)
C'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon baby now (come on baby)
Come on and work it on out (work it on out)

Well work it on out honey (work it on out)
You know you look so good (look so good)
You know you got me goin' now (got me goin')
Just like I knew you would (like I knew you would)

[Chorus]

You know you twist little girl (twist little girl)
You know you twist so fine (twist so fine)
Come on and twist a little closer now (twist a little closer)
And let me know that you're mine (let me know you're mine)

[Chorus]




Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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