Honaloochie Boogie

Album: Mott (1973)
Charted: 12
  • I was a city child with a dead-end smile
    And a worm's-eye point of view
    Oh I knew my way, I was a back-street stray
    And I had my eyes on you

    Now I got this friend and he's a screwdriver-jiver
    You know, some kinda automobeat on the street
    And he has converted me to rock'n'roll

    I just want to dance to
    Honaloochie boogie yeah
    Get in time, don't worry 'bout the shirt shine
    Honaloochie boogie yeah
    You sure started somethin'

    Now my hair gets longer as the beat gets stronger
    want to tell Chuck Berry my news
    I get my kicks outta guitar licks
    And I've sold my steel-toed shoes

    Now I got this friend and he's a spider west-sider
    You know, he's hung up on a protection rejection thing
    But I have made him see the light

    He just want to dance to
    Honaloochie boogie yeah
    Get in time, don't worry 'bout the shirt shine
    Honaloochie boogie yeah
    You sure started somethin'

    Honaloochie boogie yeah
    Get in time, don't worry 'bout the shirt shine
    Honaloochie boogie yeah
    You sure started somethin' Writer/s: Ian Hunter
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 1

  • Allie from A Little Ol' Town In, MiThe piano and guitar rock out!! Even though it's just repeated piano chords
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