HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES

Original Chuck Willis version


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My momma told me, she didn't like that rock and roll
I said, please momma please, momma you just don't know
I don't want to (shoop bop shoop bop) hang up my rock and roll shoes (shoop bop shoop bop)
You know I get that feeling every time I hear those blues (shoop bop shoop bop)

That music got a beat that will keep you alive
The kids are rock and rolling from eight to twenty-five
I don't want to (shoop bop shoop bop) hang up my rock and roll shoes (shoop bop shoop bop)
Because I get that feeling every time I hear those blues (shoop bop shoop bop)

Yes I will do my homework, clean the yard everyday (shoop bop)
Yes I will dry those dishes, I'll do anything you say

They say that rock and roll will soon fade away
No matter what they say, rock and roll is here to stay
I don't want to (shoop bop shoop bop) hang up my rock and roll shoes (shoop bop shoop bop)
Because my feet start moving every time I hear those blues (shoop bop shoop bop)

Go now!

Let's roll!

They say that rock and roll will soon fade away
No matter what they say, rock and roll is here to stay
I don't want to (shoop bop shoop bop) hang up my rock and roll shoes (shoop bop shoop bop)
Because I get that feeling every time I hear those blues (shoop bop shoop bop)
Because my feet start moving every time I hear those blues (shoop bop shoop bop)
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Info

HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES is a song written by Chuck Willis who originally released it as a single in 1958. The above lyrics are for the original Chuck Willis ā€ˇversion of HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES as released in 1958.

Chuck Willis -- "Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes / What Am I Living For"
Chuck Willis -- "Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes / What Am I Living For"

7" single - Atlantic (45-1179) - USA, 1958

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen covered Chuck Willis's HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES live once in 1978, once in 1987, and once in 2009. See the live 03 Sep 1978 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES on this website:

HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES [Live 03 Sep 1978 version]
HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES [Live 22 Nov 2009 version]
HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES [Original Chuck Willis version]

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