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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp/The Marvellettes

    
Mashed Potato Time
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

(Ooo) a-Mashed Potato started long time ago,
(Wah-ooo.) With a guy named Sloppy Joe.
(Wah-ooo.) You'll find this dance is a-cool to do,
(Wah-ooo.) Come on baby, gonna teach it to you.

(Mashed Potato.) Hear that groovy beat, now.
(Mashed Potato.) Come on and twist your feet now.
Baby, (It's the latest.)
Come on, honey, (It's the greatest.)
Come on, baby, (Mashed Potato.)
Mmmm. Yeah, yeah yeah yeah.

(Ooo.) And then they dance just grew and grew,
(Wah-ooo.) They looked for records they could do it to,
(Wah-ooo.) They found this dance was a-outta sight,
(Wah-ooo.) To, "When the Lion Sleeps Tonight."

(Mashed Potato.) Yeah, a-wimoweht, a-wimoweht-a .
(Mashed Potato.) Mmmm. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
(It's the latest.) Ah-hahh, baby,
(It's the greatest.) Come on, honey,
(Mashed Potato.) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

[Instrumental break with backup singing "Wah-ooo."] 

(Ooo) Now everybody is a-doin' fine,
(Wah-ooo.) They dance alone or in a big boss line.
(Wah-ooo.) Then they discovered it's the most, man,
(Wah-ooo.) The day they did it to, "Please Mr. Postman "

(Mashed Potato.) A-wait a minute, wait a minute.
(Mashed Potato.) Deliver de letter.
(It's the latest.) Come on, baby,
(It's the greatest.) Ah-hahh, honey,
(Mashed Potato.) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

(Ooo.) Well, they got with it more and more,
(Wah-ooo.) You ought to see 'em 'round the floor,
(Wah-ooo.) The Mashed Potato took a long, long list,
(Wah-ooo.) They even do it to, "Dear Lady Twist".

(Mashed Potato.) Get up from your chair, now.
(Mashed Potato.) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-eh.
(It's the latest.) Come on, baby,
(It's the greatest.) Ah-hahh, honey,
(Mashed Potato.) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

[Fade.] 

(Mashed Potato.) Aggggrrr, feel that groovy beat, now...