TWIST AND SHOUT

Live 19 Jul 1988 version


Shake it up, baby (shake it up, baby)
Come on and twist and shout, now (twist and shout)
Come on, baby (come on, baby)
Come on and work it on out, now (work it on out)
Twist it, little girl (twist, little girl)
You know you twist so fine (twist so fine)
Twist a little closer (twist a little closer)
Let me know you're mine (let me know you're mine)
Let's go!

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
Ah!
Shake it up, baby (shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout, now (twist and shout)
Come on, baby (come on, baby)
You're gonna work it on out, now (work it on out)
Twist it, little girl (twist, little girl)
You know you twist so fine (twist so fine)
Twist a little closer (twist a little closer)
Let me know you're mine (let me know you're mine)
Young man!

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
Shake it up, baby (shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout, yeah (twist and shout)
Well, now, come on, baby (come on, baby)
Come on and work it on out, yeah (work it on out)
Twist it, little girl (twist, little girl)
You know you twist so fine (twist so fine)
Twist a little closer (twist a little closer)
Let me know you're mine (let me know you're mine)
Hey, boys!

(Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!)
Hang on a minute, boys, I'm gonna slow it down!
Let's try this!
Ah, la bamba (Ah, la bamba)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
I said, it's ah, ah, ah, yeah (ah, ah, ah, yeah)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
We'll do it all night long, yeah (all night long)
All night long, yeah (all night long, yeah)
All night long, yeah (all night long, yeah)
All night long, yeah (all night long, yeah)
Ah, ah, ah (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit softer (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit softer (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit lower (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit softer (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit softer (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit... (ah, ah, ah)
Ah (ah, ah, ah)

A little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Little bit louder (ah, ah, ah)
Here we go!

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
Shake it up, baby (shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout, yeah (twist and shout)
Come on, baby (come on, baby)
We're gonna work it on out, yeah (work it on out)
Twist it, little girl (twist, little girl)
You know you twist so fine (twist so fine)
Twist a little closer (twist a little closer)
Let me know you're mine (let me know you're mine)
Let's go!

(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah, ah, ah)
(Ah)

We're havin' a party
Dancin' to the music
Played by the DJ
On the radio
So listen, Mister DJ
Won't you keep those records playin'
'Cause I'm havin' such a good time
Dancin' with my baby
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 19 Jul 1988 performance of TWIST AND SHOUT at Radrennbahn Weissensee in East Berlin, East Germany, during the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour. The song includes snippets of Ritchie Valens's LA BAMBA and Sam Cooke's HAVING A PARTY.

This show was partially broadcast on East German television and radio. Oddly, the concerts was announced by the promoters as a "Concert for Nicaragua" (see ticket stub below), which upset Springsteen and prompted him to give his infamous German-language speech prior to CHIMES OF FREEDOM about "not being here for or against any certain government, but to play rockand roll for [you] East Berliners... in the hope that one day, all barriers will be torn down."

Ticket stub for the 19 Jul 1988 show at Radrennbahn Weissensee, East Berlin, East Germany
Ticket stub for the 19 Jul 1988 show at Radrennbahn Weissensee, East Berlin, East Germany

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help. Some of the above info is taken from Brucebase.

Available Versions

List of available versions of TWIST AND SHOUT on this website:

TWIST AND SHOUT
TWIST AND SHOUT [Live 19 Jul 1988 version]
TWIST AND SHOUT [Live 01 Jun 1993 version]

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