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Tossin' And Turnin'
Bobby Lewis Lyrics


I couldn't sleep at all last night
Got to thinkin' of you
Baby things weren't right
Well I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all night

I kicked the blankets on the floor
Turned my pillow upside down
I never never did before
'Cause I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A-tossin' and turnin' all night

Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night

The clock downstairs was strikin' four
Couldn't get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
'Cause I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all night

Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night

The clock downstairs was strikin' four
I couldn't get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
'Cause I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all, yay, yay, yay
I was a tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all night
I was a tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all night

Lyrics Β© BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: RITCHIE ADAMS, MALOU RENE, RICHARD A ZIEGLER

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sauquoit13456

Sixty years ago today in 1961 {July 10th}, "Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis peaked at #1 {for 7 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
The week before "Tossin' and Turnin'" also peaked at #1 {for 10 weeks} on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
"Tossin' and Turnin'" prevented "The Boll Weevil Song" by Brook Benton and "I Like It Like That (Part 1)" by Chris Kenner from reaching #1, both records peaked at #2 and they each stayed at that position for three weeks...
From April of 1961 to July of 1962 the Indianapolis, Indiana native had four records on the Top 100 chart, two made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, the above "Tossin' and Turnin'"...
Besides "Tossin' and Turnin'", his other Top 10 record was "One Track Mind", it peaked at #9 {for 1 week} in September of 1961...
His other two Top 100 records were "What A Walk" {#77 for one week in November of 1961} and "I'm Tossin' and Turnin' Again" {#98 for one week in July of 1962}...
Bobby Lewis, born Robert Alan Lewis, passed away at the age of 87 on April 28th, 2020 {pneumonia}...
May he R.I.P.
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on July 10th, 1961:
At #2. "The Boll Weevil Song" by Brook Benton
#3. "Quarter To Three" by Gary 'U.S.' Bonds {the #1 record for the previous two weeks}
#4. "Raindrops" by Dee Clark
#5. "The Writing On The Wall" by Adam Wade
#6. "Every Beat of My Heart" by The Pips
#7. "Moody River" by Pat Boone
#8. "Yellow Bird" by The Arthur Lyman Group
#9. "Hats Off To Larry" by Del Shannon
#10. "Dance On Little Girl" by Paul Anka



Alex Belarmino

I couldn't sleep at all last night
Got to thinkin' of you
Baby things weren't right
Well I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all night
I kicked the blankets on the floor
Turned my pillow upside down
I never never did before
'Cause I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A-tossin' and turnin' all night
Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night
The clock downstairs was strikin' four
Couldn't get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
'Cause I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all night
Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night
The clock downstairs was strikin' four
I couldn't get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
'Cause I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all, yay, yay, yay
I was a tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all night
I was a tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
A tossin' and turnin' all night



Catharina

So recognizable ..
Fighting with my pillows and blankets all night..
Than jump out of bed for a midnight snack for a bit!!

Haha while listening to this song; is making it way lighter and also way happier!

And now i still fight with my pillow in the night! This time it has a rhythm πŸ₯
And a sense of joy to it!!

Thank you, for making this song and all of you who give it heart and spirit to!
Thank you for posting!!!

At least; when i shake up my pillow it has a beat!! That makes me smile!! 🀩

So thank you for whoever posted this; please keep going on!!

And now i sure I can't sleep anymore at all; because now my body asks;

Please find that heartbeat and the rhythm and soul!!
There's so many others out there; that are seeking for the warmth kindness and glow.. And by me leaving a comment like this; i hope to inspire are that!!

I you can sleep; let's make it a joyfull we can! Pure from heart and as crazy no one van stand it!!


Thank you all!!
Keep going on!!
There are truly kind and caring people out there to!! Do give up on life!!
Let's do this together!! We includes you!!



All comments from YouTube:

John Allen

I was 11 when this song came out and they were playing it all over the radio. Of course I quickly learned all the words and loved it. This song is so tight. The bass line and the guitars and his voice and the backup singers all fit together snugly. I've been enjoying this song for the last 60 years. I see Bobby Lewis lived to 95. Good. I hope he had a great life.

Cathy Spelker

I was also 11 when this came out πŸ€—

Brenda Lee

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jeff potipco

@jb Yesterday and this morning, it was gone!

jb Yesterday

Dug your comment amigo. I was 9 in 61, & I too fell in love with this gem & learned its lyrics that have been stapled to my heart & soul ever since. Song still rocks !

jeff potipco

I was -12 .

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Doug Carson

Great song! Bobby Lewis must have found a sort of "Fountain of Youth". He was 36 years old when this was a big hit in 1961. He's still alive today at 93 years old. He may well have the world record for longest living rock and roller to date.

jeff potipco

My advice to you? Start drinking heavily. You better listen to him Flounder, hes in PreMed.

Alex Burns

he eventually passed at 95 years of age- no small feat! Jerry Lee Lewis is still around as of this comment being written, at 86 years old. closest one I can think of

caramesq

This song just keeps your body Rockin', Tossin' & Turnin', even after all those years since 1961 ! x

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