GOT MY MOJO WORKING

Original Ann Cole version


Got my Mojo working but it just won't work on you
I got my Mojo working but it just won't work on you
I want to love you so till I don't know what to do

I got my black cat bones all pure and dry
I got my four-leaf clovers all hanging high
I got my Mojo working but it just won't work on you
Ohh, I want to love you so till I don't know what to do

I got my voodoo ashes all around your bed
I got my black snake roots underneath your head
I got my Mojo working but it just won't work on you
Well, I want to love you so till I don't know what to do

I got a gypsy woman giving me advice
I got some red hot tips I have to keep on ice
I got my Mojo working but it just won't work on you
Ohh, I want to love you so till I don't know what to do

I got my rabbit foot I know it's working right
I got your strand of hair I keep day and night
I got my Mojo working but it just won't work on you
Oh oh oh, I want to love you so till I don't know what to do
Ohh, I got my Mojo working but it just won't work on you
Ohh, I got my Mojo working but it just won't... [fades out]


Info

GOT MY MOJO WORKING is a 1957 song by Ann Cole. See the "Original Ann Cole Version" section below for more details.

Bruce Springsteen has covered GOT MY MOJO WORKING live very few times in his career. See the "Live History" section below for more details.

Original Ann Cole Version

GOT MY MOJO WORKING is a song written by Preston Foster and originally released by Ann Cole as a single in 1957. The above lyrics are for the original Ann Cole version of GOT MY MOJO WORKING as released in 1957.

Ann Cole -- "Got My Mo-Jo Working / I've Got a Little Boy"
Ann Cole -- "Got My Mo-Jo Working / I've Got a Little Boy"

7" single - Baton Records (237) - USA, 1957

Live History

GOT MY MOJO WORKING is known to have been performed at least twice in Bruce Springsteen's early years (pre-October 1972). Very little is known about shows from this early period, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates.

  1. 23 Oct 1971 at University Of Richmond, Richmond, VA (with The Bruce Springsteen Band)
  2. 30 Oct 1971 at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (with The Bruce Springsteen Band)

GOT MY MOJO WORKING was performed off-tour on 06 Nov 1998 at Club 251 in West Palm Beach, FL, during a guest appearance with Clarence Clemons.

  1. 06 Nov 1998 at Club 251 in West Palm Beach, FL

Between 2002 and 2011, Bruce Springsteen played private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. GOT MY MOJO WORKING was performed at one of these fundraisers, on 29 Jan 2011 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band. The song was played was played with Southside Johnny and Danny Clinch.

  1. 29 Jan 2011 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Ranney School)

Available Versions

List of available versions of GOT MY MOJO WORKING on this website:

GOT MY MOJO WORKING [Original Ann Cole version]

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