Willie And The Hand Jive
Johnny Otis Lyrics

I know a cat named Way-Out Willie
He got a cool little chick named Rockin' Billie
Do you walk and stroll with Susie Q
And do that crazy hand jive too?

Papa told Willie "you'll ruin my home
You and that hand jive has got to go"
Willie said "papa, don't put me down
Been doin' that hand jive all over town"
Hand jive, hand jive
Hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive

Mama, mama, look at uncle Joe, look at him
He's doin' that hand jive with sister Flo
Even gave baby sister a dime, hey, hey
Said "do that hand jive one more time"

Well, a doctor and a lawyer and a indian chief
They all dig that crazy beat
Way-Out Willie gave them all a treat, yeah
When he did the hand jive with his feet

Hand jive, hand jive
Hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive, hey, hey
Come on, sugar, yeah!

Well, Willie and Billie got married last fall
They had a little Willie Junior and that ain't all
You know that baby got greatness and it's plain to see, hey, hey
Doin' that hand jive on T.V., come on

Hand jive, hand jive
(Why don't you) hand jive, doin' that crazy hand jive

Hey, hey, well
Yeah, yeah

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Written by: JOHNNY OTIS

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The tone on that guitar is other worldly!!! No way you could reproduce that sound today!!! That's vintage 50's gear!!

Truth Triumphant

Love this song!! Just found out about Johnny Otis! Very talented!

Linda Claudine

This is from the 1959 film, β€œJuke Box Rhythm,” and features the swing dance couple, Gil & Nikki Brady. There’s also a version from The Johnny Otis Show (1958) with Marie Adams and Three Tons of Joy demonstrating how to do the hand jive, using the basic movements I remember learning. Good stuff!

I love My Dog

I woke up with this song in my head. Good knows how. I have only heard this song a few times and I was born in 1975 Long after the song came out. Yeah I know I’m weirdπŸ€ͺ😜

Farrel Ryan

Not a damn thing wrong with that. I was born in 1970 and I think this song still rocks!

Joseph Sasso

Did you watch Shawshank? Lol it's catchy


Being weird is a blessing! I welcome you to the club!

Kathryn Lewkowicz

Don’t worry. I was made in the eighties, and I had a similar experience today :D. Good music

David Maslow

Yeah, I'm 71! I know!

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Joshua Brooks

It's awesome how a piano, drum, guitar, and a maracca can make a great song.

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