Shake
Small Faces Lyrics


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Listen while I'm talking to you
I tell you what we're going to do
There's a new thing goin' around
And I'll tell you what it's puttin' down
Move your body all around

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby, now
Shake

Shakin' like a bowl of soup
Legs go loop the loop
Put you hand upon your hip, now
Come on, and let your back bone slip, yeah
Move your body like your hip

Now, do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
That's the way you do it, now
Shake, come on

Ding a ling a ling
Oh baby, shakin' is the latest thing
You wanna really roll
You got to do this thing with soul

If you wanna really roll
You gotta do this thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your mind, yeah
If you do it, do it right, now
Make you body loose

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby now
Shake

If you wanna really roll
You gotta do this thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your mind
If you do it, do it right, now
Make you body loose

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby, now
Shake, oh yeah

All right
Early in the morning
Later on the evening




I says, come on children
You gotta get on the sea with me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Small Faces's song, Shake, are all about dancing and letting loose. The song encourages listeners to move their bodies and "shake" to the beat. The lyrics suggest that this style of dance is a new trend that is catching on, and the song is inviting people to join in on the fun. The verses also provide instructions for how to perform the dance, with particular attention paid to shaking one's hips and letting their backbone "slip."


The chorus repeats the phrase "shake" several times, emphasizing the central theme of the song. The lyrics also suggest that shaking is the latest "thing," with "ding a ling a ling" sound effects driving home the idea that this style of dance is both new and exciting.


Overall, the lyrics are light and fun, intended to get listeners up and moving. The song is an upbeat, energetic tune that captures the essence of carefree youth and invites people to let loose and dance their worries away.


Line by Line Meaning

Listen while I'm talking to you
Pay attention to what I'm saying


I tell you what we're going to do
I'll inform you of our plan


There's a new thing goin' around
This is a new trend or fad


And I'll tell you what it's puttin' down
I'll explain what it's about


Move your body all around
Dance and move your body


Shakin' like a bowl of soup
Shake so much that it's like a bowl of soup


Legs go loop the loop
Your legs will move and twist around


Put you hand upon your hip, now
Place your hand on your hip


Come on, and let your back bone slip, yeah
Relax and let your spine move


Move your body like your hip
Dance and move your body with rhythm


Ding a ling a ling
Onomatopoeia to describe a sound or ringing


Oh baby, shakin' is the latest thing
Shaking is the new and popular trend


You wanna really roll
You want to dance and have fun


You got to do this thing with soul
Do it passionately and wholeheartedly


If you wanna really roll
If you really want to have fun


Shake it, shake with all your mind, yeah
Shake your body with your full attention


If you do it, do it right, now
If you're going to dance, do it properly


Make you body loose
Relax and let your body move easily


I'm long gone baby now
I'm leaving or moving on now


I says, come on children
I say, let's go


You gotta get on the sea with me
You need to come with me and join in the fun


All right
Okay, let's do this




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Abkco Music Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Sam Cooke

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@frettickk2704

Shake

Listen while I'm talking to you
I tell you what we're going to do
There's a new thing goin' around
And I'll tell you what it's puttin' down
Move your body all around

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby, now
Shake

Shakin' like a bowl of soup
Legs go loop the loop
Put you hand upon your hip, now
Come on, and let your back bone slip, yeah
Move your body like your hip

Now, do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
That's the way you do it, now
Shake, come on

Ding a ling a ling
Oh baby, shakin' is the latest thing
You wanna really roll
You got to do this thing with soul

If you wanna really roll
You gotta do this thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your mind, yeah
If you do it, do it right, now
Make you body loose

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby now
Shake

If you wanna really roll
You gotta do this thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your mind
If you do it, do it right, now
Make you body loose

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby, now
Shake, oh yeah

All right
Early in the morning
Later on the evening
I says, come on children
You gotta get on the sea with me



All comments from YouTube:

@tattyshoesshigure5731

I absolutely love the Small Faces version of this classic... what a great band they were!

@markusalcudia

This song is so heavy. You just have to love the Small Faces

@cycologist7069

Proto punk.

@joaopequeno6317

Heavy Soul

@jasper205

Doet mij nog steeds denken aan de band Mom's Price uit Zaandam die elk optreden hiermee begon. Dat was rond 1966.

@thierryfournier462

Un des meilleurs groupes mods des années 60

@mjosemartinez1011

Siempre❤

@frettickk2704

Shake

Listen while I'm talking to you
I tell you what we're going to do
There's a new thing goin' around
And I'll tell you what it's puttin' down
Move your body all around

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby, now
Shake

Shakin' like a bowl of soup
Legs go loop the loop
Put you hand upon your hip, now
Come on, and let your back bone slip, yeah
Move your body like your hip

Now, do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
That's the way you do it, now
Shake, come on

Ding a ling a ling
Oh baby, shakin' is the latest thing
You wanna really roll
You got to do this thing with soul

If you wanna really roll
You gotta do this thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your mind, yeah
If you do it, do it right, now
Make you body loose

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby now
Shake

If you wanna really roll
You gotta do this thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your mind
If you do it, do it right, now
Make you body loose

And do, shake
Early in the morning
Shake
I said, later in the evening
Shake
I'm long gone baby, now
Shake, oh yeah

All right
Early in the morning
Later on the evening
I says, come on children
You gotta get on the sea with me

@markusalcudia

And I always thought that the original was sung by Otis Redding ?

@tomthumblittle2289

weirdwizzard 72 ...i believe its Sam Cooke but i cant find his version on youtube

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