Roll 'Em Pete
Big Joe Turner Lyrics


Well, I got a gal, she lives up on the hill
Well, I got a gal, she lives up on the hill
Well, this woman's tryin' to quit me, Lord, but I love her still
She's got eyes like diamonds, they shine like Klondike gold
She's got eyes like diamonds, they shine like Klondike gold
Ev'ry time she loves me, she sends my mellow soul
Well, you're so beautiful, you've got to die someday
Well, you're so beautiful, you've got to die someday
All I want's a little loving, just before you pass away
Pretty baby, I'm goin' away and leave you by yourself
Pretty baby, I'm goin' away and leave you by yourself
You've mistreated me, now you can mistreat somebody else

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Written by: Joe Turner, Pete K. H. Johnson

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Comments from YouTube:

Jeremi McGee

This is Rock n Roll in its infancy and purest form.

craigschultz

The roots of Rock and Roll... 🎵

Sagurasu

Recorded in 1938-16 years before "Shake, Rattle and Roll." That's Pete Johnson on the piano!

lastknowngood0

Yeah Man!

Johann Aguirre

Big Joe Turner:
The real father of Rock n Roll

Dave Stonehill

First Rock n Roll song and now I know where Chuck got his lick from Johnny B Goode!

salty spaceman

1935 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tgoLVEb0B4

Jamie

just figured that out too!!

DeadManRunning

Big Joe couldn't duck-walk the piano though!

Brian W

I can't believe what I'm hearing right now. It's like "Proto-Rock & Roll". These guys were 15 years ahead of their time. I can't even imagine what an audience would have thought to hear this in 1938. Probably looked a lot like the scene in Back to the Future when Marty plays guitar too loud & fast at the dance & the kids stand there with their eyes bugging & their mouths open..."What the hell was THAT?"...

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