Jump in the Line
Harry Belafonte Lyrics


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Shake, shake, shake, señora
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, señora
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, señora
Work your body line
Work, work, work, señora
Work it all the time

My girl's name is señora
I tell you friends, I adore her
And when she dances, oh brother
She's a hurricane in all kinds of weather

Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Whoa

Shake, shake, shake, señora
Shake your body line, whoa
Shake, shake, shake, señora
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, señora
Work your body line
Work, work, work, señora
Work it all the time

You can talk about cha-cha
Tango, waltz, or the rumba
Señora's dance has no title
You jump in the saddle
Hold on to di bridle

Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Rock your body, child
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Somebody, help me
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Whoa

Shake, shake, shake, señora
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, señora
Shake it all the time, whoa
Work, work, work, señora
Work your body line, yeah
Work, work, work, señora
Work it all the time

Señora she's a sensation
The reason for aviation
And fellas, you got to watch it
When she wind up she bottom
She go like a rocket

Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Hoist those skirts a little higher
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Up the chimney
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Whoa

Yessah

Shake, shake, shake, señora
Shake your body line
Work, work, work, señora
Work it all the time
Dance, dance, dance, señora
Dance it all the time
Work, work, work, señora
Work it all the time

Señora dances calypso
Left to right is the tempo
And when she gets the sensation
She go up in the air, come down in slow motion

Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Somebody, help me
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Whoa

Shake, shake, shake, señora
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, señora




Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, señora (shake, shake, shake, señora)

Overall Meaning

"Jump in the Line" by Harry Belafonte is a classic calypso song that celebrates the sensual and rhythmic dance moves of Señora, the woman who is the focal point of the song. The song's lyrics invite the listener to shake and work their body line, as well as dance in time to the melody. The chorus encourages the listener to jump in the line and rock their body in time, with the repetition underscoring the exuberance and energy of the song.


Throughout the lyrics, Belafonte sings about Señora's incredible dance moves, describing them as a hurricane that can weather any storm. Her dance style is also portrayed as being versatile, able to incorporate elements of cha-cha, tango, waltz, and rumba, but with no specific title or label. Señora herself is praised as a sensation, a woman who can make aviation happen with her mere presence, and whose dance moves are so explosive that they make her shoot up into the air and come down in slow motion.


Overall, "Jump in the Line" is a joyous celebration of music, dancing, and the power of uninhibited self-expression on the dance floor.


Line by Line Meaning

Shake, shake, shake, señora
Encouraging someone named señora to shake their body rhythmically and energetically


Shake your body line, whoa
Encouraging señora to shake her body rhythmically and energetically with enthusiasm


Shake it all the time
Encouraging señora to continue to shake her body energetically, without stopping


Work, work, work, señora
Encouraging señora to work her body and move it rhythmically and energetically


Work your body line
Encouraging señora to work her body and move it rhythmically and energetically in a specific way


My girl's name is señora
Introducing the character of señora, who is the focus of the song


I tell you friends, I adore her
Expressing love and admiration for señora


And when she dances, oh brother
Describing the intense reaction the artist has to señora's dancing


She's a hurricane in all kinds of weather
Describing señora's dancing as wild and intense, with the ability to create excitement and energy


Jump in the line, rock your body in time
Encouraging everyone to jump in and dance to the rhythm of the music


Ok, I believe you
Accepting the challenge to jump in and dance to the rhythm of the music


Whoa
Expressing excitement and enthusiasm for the dance party that is taking place


You can talk about cha-cha
Acknowledging that there are many different kinds of dances that people can do


Tango, waltz, or the rumba
Naming a few of the dances that people might do


Señora's dance has no title
Acknowledging that señora's dance is unique and doesn't fit into any one particular dance category


You jump in the saddle
Encouraging everyone to get involved and join in the fun


Hold on to di bridle
Advising everyone to hold on tight and enjoy the ride


Rock your body, child
Encouraging someone to get into the groove and move their body rhythmically and energetically


Somebody, help me
Asking for assistance in keeping the dance party going with energy and enthusiasm


Hoist those skirts a little higher
Encouraging señora to let loose and have fun, and teasing her in a friendly way


Up the chimney
Expressing excitement and enthusiasm


Yessah
An exclamation indicating agreement, approval, or excitement


Dance, dance, dance, señora
Encouraging señora to keep dancing with energy and enthusiasm


Señora dances calypso
Describing the kind of dance that señora is doing


Left to right is the tempo
Describing the rhythm and pace of the calypso dance that señora is doing


And when she gets the sensation
Indicating that señora is really feeling the music and is getting into the dance


She go up in the air, come down in slow motion
Describing a particular move or dance step that señora does with grace and energy




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Gabriel Oller, Ralph De Leon, Raymond Bell, Stephen Samuel

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