Strokin'

Album: Dr. C.C. (1986)
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  • When I start makin' love
    I don't just make love
    I be strokin'
    That's what I be doin', huh
    I be strokin'

    I stroke it to the east
    And I stroke it to the west
    And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best
    I be strokin'

    Let me ask you somethin'
    What time of the day do you like to make love
    Have you ever made love just before breakfast
    Have you ever made love while you watched the late, late show
    Well, let me ask you this
    Have you ever made love on a couch
    Well, let me ask you this
    Have you ever made love on the back seat of a car
    I remember one time I made love on the back seat of a car
    And the police came and shined his light on me, and I said:
    'I'm strokin', that's what I'm doin', I be strokin"

    I stroke it to the east
    And I stroke it to the west
    And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best
    I be strokin'

    Let me ask you something
    How long has it been since you made love, huh?
    Did you make love yesterday
    Did you make love last week
    Did you make love last year
    Or maybe it might be that you plannin' on makin' love tonight
    But just remember, when you start making love
    You make it hard, long, soft, short
    And be strokin'
    I be strokin'

    I stroke it to the east
    And I stroke it to the west
    And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best, huh
    I be strokin'

    Now when I start making love to my woman
    I don't stop until I know she's sex-ified
    And I can always tell when she gets sex-ified
    because when she gets sas-fied she start calling my name
    She'd say: 'Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter
    Clarence Carter, ooh shit, Clarence Carter'
    The other night I was strokin' my woman
    And it got so good to her, you know what she told me
    Let me tell you what she told me, she said:
    'Stroke it Clarence Carter, but don't stroke so fast
    If my stuff ain't tight enough, you can stick it up my' woo!

    I be strokin' Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
    I be strokin'

    I stroke it to the east
    And I stroke it to the west
    And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best, huh
    I be strokin'
    I be strokin' Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
    I be strokin', Yeah!
    I be strokin'

    I stroke it to the north
    I stroke it to the south
    I stroke it everywhere
    I even stroke it with my, woo!

    I be strokin'
    I be strokin'
    I be strokin' Writer/s: Clarence George Carter
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Comments: 5

  • Jeremy Freche from D'iberville, MsI first heard this at a junior high school{public school!!!} dance in the mid 90's!
  • 91a from Us ArmyThe Date is wrong for Stokin and I would guess much of the conclusions referring to 1981. I first heard Strokin' at Dirty Sally's in San Antonio in June/July 1980
  • Eric from Madison, Wi Joe- It's a song not an instruction manual.
  • Chicago Joe from ChicagoOkay maybe I'm just dense in the head but what exactly does he mean by strokin? Sex as in f*cking? Isn't that the same meaning as "making love" in this context? If so that's kind of a circular thing.... when I'm f*cking...I'm f*cking. Well duh.

    When I start f*cking
    I don't just f*ck
    I be f*cking
    That's what I be doin', huh
    I be f*cking'
  • Babbling Babette from Tulsa OkI first heard Carter's "Strokin'" in 1993 in a roadhouse jukebox outside of Memphis. What a song!! How steamy! I loved it & apparently so did the patrons of the roadhouse. Next, I heard it in 2000 on the late Rockin' John Henry's "Smokehouse Blues Show" on Tulsa's 97.5 KMOD-FM. The blues fans requested it quite often & I loved it too. What a nasty song, but so right!! I loved Carter's big hit, "Patches" from the early 70s and all his other hits, especially "Too Weak To Fight." But when you're in a funky state-of-mind, check out his pot-boiler, "Strokin." Wheewww! Is it hot in here----or is it just me??!!
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