Rock and Roll Baby
The Stylistics Lyrics


Tootsie roll soul and doodle white shoes
Papa's sure proud of his little bitty rockin' roll baby
Singin' at the age of two
He can hardly talk but he sure knows how to sing the blues

Little Joe never sings out of tune
Always in key, he's a soulful little rockin' roll baby
Papa loves the way you do
Never heard a boy sing the way my little Joey do
He was born in a theater in Bluefield, West Virginia
His ma and I were travelin' on the road
I worked hard all that summer as a fill in for the drummer
One night stands weren't easy for little Joe

Bought a new house in Beverly Hills
Papa made it big and he did it for his rockin' roll baby
A little bit of rhythm and blues
Got a funky walk in his little orthopedic shoes

He was born in a theater in Bluefield, West Virginia
His ma and I were travelin' on the road
I worked hard all that summer as a fill in for the drummer
One night stands weren't easy for little Joe

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: LINDA CREED, LINDA DIANE CREED, THOM BELL, THOMAS RANDOLPH BELL

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

OldschoolMusicJunkie

+Demita Shelton Thank you for being here to enjoy this great classic jam. I put them in the heading but just for you here are the lyrics:
Tootsie roll soul and doodle-white shoes
Papa's sure proud of his little bitty rockin' roll baby
Singin' at the age of two
He can hardly talk but he sure knows how to sing the blues

Little Joe never sings out of tune
Always in key, he's a soulful little rockin' roll baby
Papa loves the way you do
Never heard a boy sing the way my little Joey do

He was born in a theater in Bluefield, West Virginia
His ma and I were travelin' on the road
I worked hard all that summer as a fill-in for the drummer
One-night stands weren't easy for little Joe

Bought a new house in Beverly hills
Papa made it big and he did it for his rockin' roll baby
A little bit of rhythm and blues
Got a funky walk in his little orthopedic shoes

He was born in a theater in Bluefield, West Virginia
His ma and I were travelin' on the road
I worked hard all that summer as a fill-in for the drummer
One-night stands weren't easy for little Joe



All comments from YouTube:

Michele Engel

This song makes me think about Michael Jackson when he says,"He could hardly talk but he sure knows how to sing the blues." Katharine said,before Michael could even walk,when she did laundry.he would pull himself up and hold his bottle in his teeth so he could hold onto the dryer and he would dance to the rhythm of the clothes going around in the dryer!! I found this song one night when my husband was managing the night shift at his restaurant and I put it on repeat real loud and cleaned my house like crazy,singing like crazy! My two cats LOOKED at me like I was crazy,too! It's hard to beat the Stylistics!!😋💃❤💜

Michele Engel

@OldschoolMusicJunkie I never thought of that,but it DOES sound like he could have been the inspiration!😎🎶🎤❤

OldschoolMusicJunkie

Nice Memory!!! It always makes me think about Sammy Davis Jr.
Thanks for being here

Melody Sanger

REMEMBERING SONGWRITER LINDA CREED (DECEMBER 6, 1949 - APRIL 10, 1986) [12/06/2018]

Charles Curry

Another one of your twins 💞.

Kurt Adams

My beautiful Philly Soul sister

Melody Sanger

@NocturnalNightbirds thanks

NocturnalNightbirds

1986

Martin Platt

We're all locked in on 1973!!! But who is listening to this fabulous music in 2020.....yes 47 years later!!!

Terry Pieken

I'm listening

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