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Mashed Potato Time
Dee Dee Sharp Lyrics

It's the latest, it's the greatest
Mashed potato, ya, ya ,ya, ya

A Mashed potato started long time ago
With a guy named Sloppy Joe
You'll find this dance is so cool to do
Come on baby, gonna teach it to you

Mashed potato, feel it in your feet now
Mashed potato, come on get the beat now
Baby, come on honey, come on baby, ya, ya, ya, ya

And then they dance it through and through
They look for records they can do it to
They got a dance was outta sight
Doin' the lion sleeps tonight

(Mashed potato) ya a weem o wep a weem o wep
(Mashed potato) ya, ya, ya, ya
(It's the latest) oh, baby
(It's the greatest) come on, honey
Ya, ya, ya, ya

Now everybody is doin' fine
They dance alone or in a big boss line
And they discovered it's the most man
The day they did it to Please Mr. Postman

(Mashed potato) wait a minute, wait a minute
(Mashed potato) deliver the letter
(It's the latest) oh, baby
(It's the greatest) come on, honey
Ya, ya, ya, ya

Well they got with more and more
Ya ought to see 'em around the floor
The mashed potato long long list
They even do it to Dear Lady Twist

(Mashed potato) get up on your tail now
(Mashed potato) ya, ya, ya, ya
(It's the latest) come on, baby
(It's the greatest) oh, honey
Ya, ya, ya, ya

(Mashed potato) feel the groovy beat now

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Robert Bateman, Kalman Cohen, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

S.C. Quattlebaum

We never doubted you would, Cat Man.
Uh uh cat man is sixty
He doesn’t like rap
He prefers Dee Dee
Over any of that crap

Can’t you tell
By the way he mentioned his age
He’s gonna yell
How it was better in the old days

Gets on youtube and
Types “mashed potatoes”
Not for the food
The song is what he knows

Takes a listen and
Decides to comment
He’s on a mission
To say what genre makes him vomit

He’ll lump all the artists and songs together
He doesn’t care
He knows all of what’s better
Dances to 60’s music in his underwear

From A Tribe Called Quest
To 50 Cent
It all sounds the same to him
You know what he meant

Everyone cares what Cat Man has to say
When he throws genres in the litter box
To begin his day

Yo yo yo MEOW

All comments from YouTube:

Rand Simon

Agree the blonde is not only doing it right, she's doing it perfectly!

Capt Larry -

You may like the blond.. but the brunette in the middle is a very creative dancer... very much worth watching.. if you are interested in dance.


I'm pretty sure that her name is Dee Dee Mollner. Those are the Gazari dancers.

Joanne Purdy

The blonde is KILLING it!!!

Susan Liberty

Yes. Brunette on pedestal is doing something like the Pony.

Facts of matter

@Abigail Bailey your aunt may have been one of the grooviest humans to walk the planet. You should be proud

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Dee Dee Sharp (born Dione LaRue, September 9, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, is an American R&B singer, who began her career recording as a backing vocalist in 1961. On September 9, 2020, she celebrated her 75th birthday.

Amen D'onni Ra

This is the first R&B record I ever heard on the radio, down south, and it still sounds great!!! 👑

David Dyer

A really great song from a wonderful era in music history!

Susan Kennedy

That's right, the Blonde's got it; I danced it back in the early 60's as well. She's relaxed and everything works in unison. The other two dancers are doing variations of the Twist, the Jerk, and the Pony.

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