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Rocket 88
Ike Turner Lyrics


You woman have heard of jalopies
You heard the noise they make
Let me introduce you to my Rocket '88
Yes, it's great, just won't wait
Everybody likes my Rocket '88
Baby, we'll will ride in style movin' all along

V-8 motor and this modern design
Black convertible top and the girls don't mind
Sportin' with me, ridin' all around town for joy
Blow your horn, rocket, blow your horn

Step in my rocket and don't be late
We're pullin' out about a half past eight
Goin' on the corner and havin' some fun
Takin' my rocket on a long, hot run
Ooh, goin' out, oozin' and cruisin' and havin' fun

Now that you've ridden in my Rocket '88
I'll be around every night about eight
You know it's great, don't be late
Everybody likes my Rocket '88
Girls will ride in style, movin' all along

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Royalty Network
Written by: JACKIE BRENSTON

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Naveed Rahman

You may have heard of jalopies
You've heard the noise they make
But let me introduce you to my Rocket '88
Yes it's great, just won't wait
Everybody likes my Rocket '88
Baby we'll ride in style
Movin' all along

V-8 motor and this modern design
Black convertible top and the gals don't mind
Sportin' with me, ridin' all around town for joy
Blow your horn, Raymond blow your horn

Step in my Rocket and don't be late
Baby we're pullin' out about a half-past-eight
Goin' on the corner and havin' some fun
Everybody in my car is going to take a little nip
Ooh, goin' out
Oozin' and cruisin' along



All comments from YouTube:

bill chew

Whatever one might think of Ike Turner as a human being, you Can't overstate the influence he had on rock and blues.

Mike Reiss

@John Downs Oh well, if Keith Richards said it it must be true. Lol.

Mike Reiss

@GimmeSome Truth Today their place is anywhere they want to be just like anyone else. Women are human just like you are (I'm guessing).

Darth Vader

@The Brazilian Atlantis Jupiter Paulsen.

Steve Richter

Just reading this now, years later, but you have indeed stated it as well as it can be stated... Long live all of it, hopefully...

AllBobsAllTheTime

You also have the controversy of Ike saying he wrote Rocket 88 whereas Jackie Brenston said that it's a cover of Cadillac Boogie with the band substituting Oldsmobile lyrics ... https://youtu.be/ys7ag-AzQhc

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Luci Verdad

Not only is this considered the first Rock and Roll song, The success of this song funded Sam Philips to create Sun Records. Ike Turner was a pioneer in music and he was only 19 when he wrote this song.

George Martinezza

no matters.
Cher and Ruanzinho, Rocio Durcal or Chubby Checker. please: shut up, no Pantone K should be allowed here.

AllBobsAllTheTime

Rocket 88 is an appropriation of Jimmy Liggins' Cadillac Boogie from a few years earlier. Jackie Brenston mentioned how the band worked on changing the lyrics from Caddy to Olds on the drive to the recording session.

Doug Dickason

@Martha Callaway it was recorded in April of 1947, but no biggie, it was way before rocket 88. Hank also wiggled around a little bit too, not as much as Elvis, but if you watch him, he had that same jiggly leg some times.

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