A Rockin' Good Way
Dinah Washington Lyrics


If you're gonna give me good kissin' like that (what?)
Honey, don'tcha know I'm gonna give 'em right back (forgive me)
That's a kissin' good way (that's a kissin' good way)
Ah, that's a kissin' good way (that's a kissin' good way)
Now, that's a kissin' good way to mess around and fall in love
(Don't mess around, don't mess around) yeah, what'd I say, now?

If you're gonna start out by huggin' me tight
Don't mess around, just a-hug me right
'Cause that's a huggin' good way (that's a huggin' good way)
Brook, hat's a huggin' good way (that's a huggin' good way) (I'm with you there)
That's a huggin' good way to mess around and fall in love
(Don't mess around, don't mess around) dig this, you remember this?

You know, you called me on the phone (yeah, baby)
And just because I was alone
Yes, you came around a-wooin' (admit it, admit it)
Ah, you'd better ask somebody if you don't know what you're doin'

Now you kissed me and you rocked my soul
And don't come around knockin' rock'n'roll
'Cause that's a rockin' good way (that's a rockin' good way)
Yes, that's a rockin' good way (that's a rockin' good way)
That's a rockin' good way, ah, ah, to mess around and fall in love
(Don't mess around, don't mess around)

Well, ya know you called me on the phone
And just because I was alone (that's why I called you, baby)
You came around a-wooin'
You'd better ask somebody if you don't know what you're doin'

Mmm, now that you've kissed me and rocked my soul
Don't come around knockin' rock'n'roll (what'd I say now?)
That's a rockin' good way (that's a rockin' good way)
Dinah, that's a rockin' good way (that's a rockin' good way) I'm with you, baby
That's a rockin' good way to mess around and fall in love

You better know it baby (I'm diggin' it)
It's a rockin' good way
I love to rock, how 'bout you?
Ah, baby, you got what it takes
Ah ha, ain't that somethin', you dig the rock
I said (cool)
Stay out of my spot
Oh yeah, alright, oh yeah, I like the spot, don't you know, alright
Alright, you got it, man

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brook Benton, Clyde Lovern Otis, Luchi Dejesus

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Comments from YouTube:

Mary Atkin

Love it! Makes me feel so happy listening to these two brilliant singers...What a terrific song.

Sharron Hickey

The natural chemistry between Dinah and Brook comes through on this fun tune. R&B royalty. Thank you both.

Rick rick

@chris99103 That's what I heard. I guess she did admire his talent though

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David Walsh

This record is simply perfection. Just wonderful what a superb pairing. It doesn't get much better than this

Thomas Beattie

Brooke Benton the most ignored greatest artist of all time i love him!!!!

Susan Votroubek

Brook and Dinah make me so happy. I am 70 and my Mom played they all the time!!! I know my 3 sister's and Mom were the only people rockin out to they in small Texas town in the 50's. We were white and I loved that my Mom had such good taste!!! Brooke is gorgous.
Dinah had a sad life but what a talent!!!!! Good Times...great singer's!!!

Paul C

Thanks for your story. I'm 75 , got to hear this in UK 1961 and of course love what these two produced x

HISbudnRoseJn15:1

Hi, I am around your age, also from the South. My mom used to borrow her boyfriend's record player & some of his blues records which included Brook, Billie Holliday, & others. I was in my early teens & fell in love with this guy's songs. Also we saw a movie back then, "Walk On The Wild Side" where he sang the theme song. I am elated to learn that younger generations are being exposed to great music like this by whatever means they come across it.

Old School R&B Guitar

How, could anyone NOT like this? No soul?

Gerwyn Evans

Always brings a smile to the face and a warm feeling all over. Both on top of their game. Just great.

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