Idol with the Golden Head
The Coaster Lyrics


Bought myself an idol with a golden head
(Great big idol with the golden head)
Put it on a shelf right above my bed
(Great big idol with the golden head)

Got down on my knees and began to pray
(Great big idol with the golden head)
I said, idol, tell me where's my bigfoot May?
(Great big idol with the golden head)
The idol's eyes began to wink and blink
(Great big idol with the golden head)
He said, hold on Jim, give me time to think
(Great big idol with the golden head)

The lightning flashed and the idol did speak
(Great big idol with the golden head)
He said, your bigfoot May, she's down at Catfish Creek

Rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
Yes, she's rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
Rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
(Hopping and a-bopping and a-bumping and a-jumping and, oh)

I said goodbye to the idol sitting on my shelf
(Oh, gee, what did you see?)
Went down to the creek to see for myself
(Oh, gee, what did you see?)

I parked my car and I looked around
(Oh, gee, what did you see?)
There was a mess of empty beer cans laying on the ground
(Oh, gee, what did you see?)

I peeked through the door and my hair turned gray
(Oh, gee, what did you see?)
In the middle of the floor there was bigfoot May

Rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
Yes, she was rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
Rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
(Hopping and a-bopping and a-bumping and a-jumping and, oh)

I went back to the house, I was feeling so blue
(Great big idol with the golden head)
I said, tell me, idol, what am I gonna do?
(Great big idol with the golden head)

He said, I got the answer, there's only one way
(Great big idol with the golden head)
You got to learn to do the boogie with your big foot May

Rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
Yes, rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
Rocking and a-rolling (rocking and a-rolling)
(Hopping and a-bopping and a-bumping and a-jumping)

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Written by: LEIBER, STOLLER

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Comments from YouTube:

CheckMate657879

OMG! This song was out when I was little. I remembered it being slightly slower than this - thought so anyway. This reminds me of this guy in our neighborhood named Ronnie. Ronnie used to always walk through singing this song. Ronnie was cool because he was a teenager but was nice to all the little kids. I have been looking for this song for years - didn't know it was the Coasters. Thanks for uploading it, though. My goodness! Wonders will never cease.

lovestheclassics69

Glad it made your day. Its nice to rediscover or discover a great song and the Coasters made a lot of them.

gao1258

love The Coasters, a great slab o wax here!

Bob Aldo

They were really great entertainers!

Laurence Hoefler

@ginny white I met Carl Gardner and he autographed a Coasters LP for me around 15 to 20 years ago. I've liked all their music; especially "Searchin" over the years. ------- Laurence H. of Del Rio, Texas

ginny white

would have liked to have seen them in person read the book by the late Carl Gardner about all the junk they went through

Greg Watts

,,so many muso's dunno about this groove. Its just like having a party all over the lyric. Rockin" and a Rollin"

David Cohen

This song fits that obscene golden idol head of Trump😂😂😂😂😂😂

Josh McAllister

Not at all. Not even close.

borbetomagus

I wonder if Leiber-Stoller (somehow) meant this as an answer record to Hal Paige And His Blues Boys' 1954 single 'Big Foot May' (Atlantic 45-1032)

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