Shake Your Hips

Album: Exile on Main St. (1972)
  • I want to tell you 'bout a dance
    That's going around
    Everybody's doing it
    From the grownups down
    Don't move your head
    Don't move your hands
    Don't move your lips

    Just shake your hips
    Do the hip shake, babe
    Do the hip shake, babe
    Shake your hip, babe
    Shake your hip, babe

    What you don't know
    Don't be afraid
    Just listen to me
    And do what I say
    Don't move your head
    Don't move your hands
    Don't move your lips

    Just shake your hips
    Do the hip shake, babe
    Do the hip shake, babe
    Shake your hip, babe
    Shake your hip, babe

    Well, I met a little girl
    In a country town
    She said, What do you know
    There's Slim Harpo!
    Didn't move her head
    Didn't move her hands
    Didn't move her lips

    Just shook her hip
    Did a hip shake, babe
    Do a hip shake, babe
    Shake your hip, babe
    Shake your hip, babe Writer/s: James Moore
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Comments: 4

  • The Dude from Chi-town, IlHere's how mick described it in 1995:

    "Stoned is the word that might describe (the band at the time). (Laughs) It's the first album Mick Taylor's on, really (sic). So it's different than previous albums, which had Brian on them - or Brian not on them, as the case may be. It was a difficult period, because we had all these lawsuits going with Allen Klein. We had to leave England because of tax problems. We had no money and went to live in the South of France - the first album we made where we weren't based in England, thus the title."
  • Steve from Ottawa, CanadaWhere "I'm A King Bee" was a fairly true cover of Slim Harpo, "Hip Shake" from "Exile on Main Street" is almost a completely different song - but it rocks nonetheless.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScThat's because LaGrange also barrowed from the original "Shake Your Hips" by Slim Harpo. You can hear it in the intros of both songs.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaThis sounds like ZZ top's La Grange I believe it's called
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