Shake a Hand

Album: Shake a Hand (1953)
Charted: 22
  • Just leave it to me
    Don't ever be ashamed
    Just give me a chance
    I'll take care of everything
    Your troubles I'll share
    Let me know and I'll be there
    I'll take care of you
    Anyplace and anywhere

    Shake a hand, shake a hand
    Shake a hand, shake a hand
    Shake a hand if you can

    Be truthful to me
    I'll be truthful to you
    I'm in love with you so
    And I don't know what to do
    So, let's call it a day
    I said all I have to say
    Except don't forget to pray
    And shake a hand ev'ry day

    Shake a hand, shake a hand
    Shake a hand, shake a hand
    Shake a hand, shake a hand
    Shake a hand if you can Writer/s: JOE MORRIS
    Publisher: REGENT MUSIC CORPORATION
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 19th 1963, Jackie Wilson and Linda Hopkins' covered version of "Shake a Hand" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #89; four weeks later on June 16th, 1963 it would peak at #42 {for 2 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for 7 weeks...
    It reached #21 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    The duo had one other Top 100 record, "I Found Love", it stayed on the chart for one week at position #93...
    R.I.P. Jack Leroy Wilson, Jr. {1934 - 1984} and Ms. Hopkins, born Melinda Helen Matthews, will celebrate her 91st birthday this coming December 14th {2015}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 25th 1957, the Mike Pedicin Quartet performed "Shake a Hand" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    And one month and one day later on January 26th, 1958 it entered Billboard's Top 100 at position #81; the following week it jumped to #71 but that was its second and final week on the chart...
    The quartet had one other Top 100 record, "The Large Large House", it entered the chart at position #79 on March 1st, 1956, and that was its one and only week on the chart...
    Mike Pedicin was born on October 24th, 1917; and I've checked a number of sites and could not find if he has passed away, let's hope not.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 8th 1962, Ruth Brown performed "Shake A Hand" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month earlier on June 17th, 1962 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #100, the following week it peaked at #97 and then fell of the chart...
    Nine years earlier on September 13th, 1953 Faye Adams' original version reached #1 (for 10 weeks) on Billboard's R&B National Best Sellers chart...
    Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins covered it in 1963, the duo's version peaked at #42 on the Top 100...
    The Mike Pedicin Quintet released their version in 1958, their version peaked at #71.
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