Get On Up
The Esquires Lyrics


Ooh, ooh ooh, dit-dit-dit-do
Ooh, ooh ooh, dit-dit-dit-do
Get on up (get on up)
Get on up (get on up)
Now get on up (get on up)
Now get on up (get on up)

How can you sit yourself down for a rest
When you know that I'm trying my best
To dance with you, girl (get on up)
To dance with you, girl (get on up)

So get on up (get on up)
On the floor (get on up)
Get on up, now (get on up)
And dance some more (get on up)

Get on up (get on up)
Let's boogaloo (get on up)
Get on up, now (get on up)
Just me and you (get on up)

How can you sit yourself down for a rest
When you know that I'm trying my best
To dance with you, girl (get on up)
To dance with you, girl (get on up)

Da da da, da da da

Hey you (get on up)
Over there (get on up)
Get on up, now (get on up)
Don't go nowhere (get on up)
We gonna dance, dance, dance
We gonna dance, dance, dance
The boogaloo (get on up)
Too (get on up)

We're gonna do the Monkey (the Philly Dog too)
We're gonna do the Jerk (just me and you)
We're gonna dance, dance, dance
We're gonna shing-a-ling
We're gonna do the thing tonight
Dit-dit-dit-do

So get on up (get on up)
And sock it to me (get on up)
Get on up (get on up)
And rock it to me (get on up)
Get on up (get on up)
And sock it to me (get on up)
Get on up (get on up)

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Gilbert Moorer, Johnny Taylor, William Sheppard

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

sauquoit13456

On this day in 1967 {October 15th} "Get On Up" by the Esquires peaked at #11* {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, thus just missing making the Top 10 chart...
"Get On Up" reached #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
Their next Top 100 record also had 'Get' in its title, "And Get Away", it peaked at #22 {for 2 weeks} on December 24th, 1967...
Their third and last Top 100 record was "You've Got The Power", it reached #91 on January 19th, 1969...
Sadly, two members of the group have passed away, Gilbert Moorer, Jr., at age 67 on August 28th, 2008 and Alvis V. Moorer on August 21st, 2011 at 71...
May they both R.I.P.
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the ten records that kept it out of the Top 10 on October 15th, 1967 were:
#1. "To Sir With Love" by Lulu
#2. "The Letter" by the Box Tops {the previous week's #1 record}
#3. "Never My Love" by the Association
#4. "How Can I Be Sure" by the Young Rascals
#5. "Expressway To Your Heart" by the Soul Survivors
#6. "It Must Be Him" by Vikki Carr
#7. "Soul Man" by Sam and Dave
#8. "Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything’s Alright)" by Bill Cosby
#9. "Gimme Little Sign" by Brenton Wood
#10. "Your Precious Love" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell



All comments from YouTube:

Derrick Edney

Classic soul at its best! Wish those days of true R&B could be revised! Too bad there is no way to return to the past! Those were the days when soul music rocked
and I was a part of that bygone era! Thank you for this timeless post!

Hope Smith

I too was a part of that era. We cannot turn back the hands of time, but it is good to reminisce.
"Get on Up" was my absolute best song to dance or get energized!

Thomas Pick

At least we have the catalogue to spin. Maxwell Street on Saturday was fun.

Chuck Wortman

Bruno Mars is pretty damn close to this style and donea fantastic job along with Mark Ronson, but we could use more!

Gary S

I love this song and the soul, Mowtown and Memphis sounds of the 60's. Troubled times but some of the best music that I have ever heard! Thanks for posting.

Daphne Martin

My father would dance to this and have cracking up laughing 😂!! It was funny to a 6 year old back then to see their father do a dance called :The funky Chicken" 🤣

Lea Johnson

Old make ya wanna move🤗🦋🧸

Chuck Gaona

@Daphne Martin I've lost so many ... ALL I ever tell the youngsters is to CHERISH every moment while they're here

Jeanine Howard

I was 6 years old too when this song came out.

Marianne Aldama

Those were the Gangter days!!

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