Shake Lyrics

Otis Redding


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Sam Cooke
album: Track 6 in album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
release date: 1965-9-15
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
length: 2:41
producer: Jim Stewart and Steve Cropper
recorded by: Tom Dowd
keyboard: Booker T. Jones and Isaac Hayes
guitar: Steve Cropper
bass guitar: Donald “Duck” Dunn
drums: Al Jackson, Jr.
trumpet: Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller and Wayne Jackson
tenor saxophone: Andrew Love
baritone saxophone: Floyd Newman
background vocals: Earl Sims
composer: Sam Cooke
lyricist: Sam Cooke

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Otis Redding Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul cover art
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You listen while I'm talkin' to you, now
Tell you what I'm gonna do now
There's a new thing going around now
And I'll tell what to put down

Move your body all around, and just shake
Ha, that's the way you do it
Oh, g'on, g'on, baby, now
Shake, shake, shake it baby
Ha, you shake it like a bowl of soup
You let it go a-loop-de-loop, yeah
Put your hands around your hips, yeah
Come on and let your backbone slip
Move your body like your hip and just shake

Got-to, got-to, got-to have it now
Keep on pushing babe
Shake, got to, yeah, ah, ooh

A ring-a-ling-a-ling
Honey, shakin' is the greatest thing
Ha, but if you really roll
Gotta do the thing with soul!

Shake-it, shake with all your might now
If you do it, do it right now
Put your hands around your hip, yeah
Honey, you let your backbone slip, now
You move your body like your hip, you just shake

Got to, got to do it
Got to have it now
Shake, shake, oh shake yeah

If you really want to roll
Gotta do the thing with soul
Shake, shake with all your might
Now, if you do it, do it right
Just let your body loop-de-lite
Just got to, shake-a, shake, baby, now
Got to, got to have it
Shake-a-shake early in the morning now
Shake, shake-shaking in the evening
Shaking all, all, all night long
Shake it, shake it, all night long
Shake, shake it all night long
Shake, shake it all night long
Early in the morning you're doing the shake...


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ole Man Trouble
  • 2 Respect
  • 3 A Change Is Gonna Come
  • 4 Down in the Valley
  • 5 I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
  • 6 Shake
  • 7 My Girl
  • 8 Wonderful World
  • 9 Rock Me Baby
  • 10 Satisfaction
  • 11 You Don’t Miss Your Water