Flip Flop and Fly
Big Joe Turner Lyrics


Now when I get the blues, I get me a rockin' chair
When I get the blues, I get me a rockin' chair
Well, if the blues overtake me gonna rock right away from here

Now when I get lonesome, I jump on the telephone
When I get lonesome, I jump on the telephone
I call my baby, tell her I'm on my way back home

Now flip, flop and fly
I don't care if I die
Now flip, flop and fly
I don't care if I die
Don't ever leave me, don't ever say goodbye

Give me one more kiss, hold it a long long time
Give me one more kiss, hold it a long long time
Now love me baby, till the feelin' hits my head like wine

Here comes my baby, flashin' her new gold tooth
Here comes my baby, flashin' her new gold tooth
Well she's so small, she can mambo in a pay phone booth

Now flip, flop and fly
I don't care if I die
Now flip, flop and fly
I don't care if I die
Now, don't ever leave me, don't ever say goodbye

I'm like a mississippi bullfrog, sittin' on a hollow stump
I'm like a mississippi bullfrog, sittin' on a hollow stump
I got so many women, I don't know which way to jump

Now flip, flop and fly
I don't care if I die
Now flip, flop and fly
I don't care if I die
Don't ever leave me, don't ever say goodbye, oh my

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHARLES E. CALHOUN, LOU WILLIE TURNER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

sauquoit13456

On this day in 1955 {May 5th} Big Joe Turner's "Flip, Flop and Fly"* peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on two different Billboard national charts, 'Most-Played R&B Records on Juke Boxes' and 'Most-Played R&B Records By Jockeys', on the 'Jockey' chart "Wallflower" by Etta James was in the #1 position while on the 'Juke Boxes' chart it was "My Babe" by Little Walter in the top spot. In addition, on the 'Juke Boxes' chart "Flip, Flop and Fly" was tied at #2 with "Bo Diddley" by Bo Diddley...
Between 1945 and 1958 the Kansas City, Missouri native had twenty charted records on the R&B charts, seventeen made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "Honey Hush" for eight weeks in December of 1953 and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" for three weeks in June of 1954...
Big Joe Turner, born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., passed away at the age of 74 on November 24th, 1985...
May he R.I.P.
* "Flip, Flop and Fly" was Big Joe Turner's second of this of his three records to peak at #2, his other two #2 records were "Chains of Love" in 1951 and "Corrine, Corrine" in 1956...
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Most-Played On Juke Boxes' Top 10 on May 5th, 1955:
At #4. "Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace
#4. "Unchained Melody" by Roy Hamilton
#6. "I've Got A Woman" by Ray Charles
#7. "What'Cha Gonna Do?" by the Drifters
#7. "Unchained Melody" by Al Nibbler
#9. "You Don't Have To Go" by Jimmy Reed
#10. "Blop Ting A Ling"/"That's All I Need" by LaVern Baker



All comments from YouTube:

Keith Nation

Who is listening to this great song By Big Joe Turner in 2020? :)

mounir naji

Those who were happy & lived without covid masks /

rljrl

Love it!!

Johan Bergman

I do!

SeattleSoulFan

I'm listening in 2021 and will probably be listening in 2022, 2023, etc.

Ultimo51

me just after looking the jools hootenanny show with the Tom Jones cover of this song ;-)

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Mr. Spectacals

Sees dancing chickens.

"Those chickens are up to something!"

d taylor

"Mr Tweedy!! I may have come up with the answer to make some real capital in these parts, and whats on your mind? Ludicrous notions of escaping chickens!!!!"

John Smith

''I told you they were organized''

Willam Johnson

I STILL HAVE MY GRANDMOTHER'S 78 RPM RECORD OF THIS

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