Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy
Freddy Cannon Lyrics


Have you ever passed the corner
Of Fourth and Grand
Where a little ball of rhythm
Has a shoe shine stand

People gather round
And they clap their hands
He's a great big bundle of joy
He pops the boogie woogie rag
Chattanooga shoe shine boy

Yeah, he charges you a nickel
Just to shine one shoe
He makes the oldest kind
Of leather look like new
You feel as though you wanna dance
When he gets through

He's a great big bundle of joy
He pops the boogie woogie rag
Chattanooga shoe shine boy

It's a wonder that the rag don't tear
The way he makes it pop
You ought to see him fan the air
With his hoppity hippity
Hoppity hippity hop hop hop

He opens up for business
When the clock strikes nine
He likes to get em early
When they're feeling fine
Everybody gets a little rise and shine

With the great big bundle of joy
He pops the boogie woogie rag
Chattanooga shoe shine boy
Yeah, woo, oh, do it, do it, do it

It's a wonder that the rag don't tear
The way he makes it pop
You ought to see him fan the air
With his hoppity hippity
Hoppity hippity hop hop hop

He opens up for business
When the clock strikes nine
He likes to get em early
When they're feeling fine
Everybody gets a little rise and shine

With the great big bundle of joy
He pops the boogie woogie rag
Chattanooga shoe shine boy
Yeah, woo, do it, do it, do it, do it

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William Bevis

The two hit single of Chattanooga Shoeshiineboy and Boston My iHometown was the first 45 I ever bought. On Swan records. I played it over and over and over. I was five years old. I still listen to and love it today. Freddy Boom Boom Cannon. Great single! Great nickname! I never get tired of this 45. Do it...Do it ...Do it...Do it ...Do it.

Dave Micklon

Right on...Doitdoitdoitdoit!

Romulus Hill

I love freddy cannon he makes u wanna get up and dance

sauquoit13456

On this day in 1960 {March 19th} Freddy Cannon performed "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy" on the ABC -TV program 'Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show'... One month earlier on February 22nd it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #34 and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100... This was his 4th straight charted record with a city/location in the title; started with "Tallahassee Lassie", then "Okefenokee", followed by "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", and finally this one...

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