HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE

Original Chan Romero version


For goodness sake
I got the hippy hippy shake
Whoa, I got the shake
Yeah, the hippy hippy shake

Ooh, I can't keep still
With this hippy hippy shake
I get my fill
With this hippy hippy shake
Yeah, it's in the bag
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake

Yeah, I said, you shake it to the left
You shake it to the right
You do the hippy shake shake with all of your might
And then you shake
Whoa, yeah, you shake
Yeah, this ain't no fake
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake

Yeah, I said, you shake it to the left
You shake it to the right
You do the hippy shake shake with all of your might
And then you shake
Whoa, yeah, you shake
Yeah, this ain't no fake
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake
Ooh, the hippy hippy shake


Info

HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE is a song written by Chan Romero who originally released it as a single in 1959. The single was also released in the UK on Columbia Records where it was picked up The Beatles who performed it in the early sixties. It was also released in Australia on Columbia Records where it had the most success, reaching #3 on the charts. The above lyrics are for Chan Romero's version of HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE as released in 1959.

Chan Romero -- "The Hippy Hippy Shake / If I Had A Way" SIZE=2
Chan Romero -- "The Hippy Hippy Shake / If I Had A Way"

7" single - Del-Fi Records (4119) - USA, 1959

Springsteen's Version

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen performed HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE only once, on 26 Aug 1994 at Classic Cafe in Westfield, NJ, when he and Max Weinberg joined the band Stand And Deliver onstage for a six-song set.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Requests

If you have audio recording for Springsteen's 26 Aug 1994 performance at Classic Cafe in Westfield, NJ, please contact me at or by using the below form. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE on this website:

HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE [Original Chan Romero version]

Page last updated: 04 Oct 2010