Ready Teddy

Album: Here's Little Richard (1956)
Charted: 44
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  • Ready, set, go, man, go
    I got a girl that I love so

    I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready-ready-ready to rock 'n' roll

    Going to the corner, pick up my sweetie pie
    She's my rock 'n' roll baby, she's the apple of my eye

    I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready-ready-ready to rock 'n' roll

    All the flat-top cats and the dungaree dolls
    Are headed for the gym to the sock-hop ball
    The joint is really jumpin', the cats are going wild
    The music really sends me, I dig that crazy style

    I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready, woo
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready-ready-ready to rock 'n' roll (oww)

    Going to the corner, pick up my sweetie pie
    She's my rock 'n' roll baby, she's the apple of my eye

    I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready-ready-ready to rock 'n' roll

    All the flat top cats and the dungaree dolls
    Are headed for the gym to the sock-hop ball
    The joint is really jumpin', the cats are going wild
    The music really sends me, I dig that crazy style

    I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready-ready-ready to rock 'n' roll

    Gonna kick off my shoes, roll up my faded jeans
    Grab my rock 'n' roll baby, pour on the steam
    I shuffle to the left, I shuffle to the right
    Gonna rock 'n' roll to the early, early night

    I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready
    Ready, ready teddy, I'm ready-ready-ready to rock 'n' roll Writer/s: John S. Marascalco, Robert Douglas Blackwell
    Publisher: Broma 16, O/B/O CAPASSO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Raunchy from Tulsa, OkLittle Richard released many singles during just his career at Specialty Records & during that time sold approx. 36 million units. Remarkable for those times. Back in '56, as a kid, I didn't have an inking what a ready teddy meant, until much later. Sex, sex, sex. And as the old adage goes: sex sells. Little Richard injected it into most of his hits, especially "The Girl Can't Help It!" and "Good Golly Miss Molly." Yeah.....you sure like to ball. "Ready Teddy" was a hotty on the R&B radio stations down here in '56. Being a kid then, I wasn't allowed to have a record player or records. But when all heck broke loose in 1960 with The Twist, my parents just gave up fighting against rock & roll. So I got my new record player & I hunted down old albums of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Bo Diddley. Real rock & roll.
  • Elmer H from Westville, OkWow! Little Richard's "Rip It Up" and "Ready Teddy" do bring back good memories of 1956 when rock-n-roll was young. I was just a 9 year old kid in 1956 & had recently gotten hooked on rock-n-roll on the radio and on "American Bandstand." Just a few years ago, I was fortunate to see Little Richard in concert in Fayetteville, Arkansas and was blown-away by his charisma on stage and his sound. He's still "got it!" Wow!!
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