WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE

Live 02 Aug 1989 version


Yeah
Let me move, keep them out of town, yeah
??? all around
Just a man with a ???
??? in his face

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive

People tell me that sister Sue
Coming to do that hand jive too
Singing ??? the place
???

Sing it now!
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive

Come on Stevie!
Don't get ???!
Don't get ???!
Don't get ???!

???!
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive

One more time, now

Yeah, let me in ??? round and round, yeah
??? and me dance all around
Just a man with a feeling, babe
???

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive
One more time!
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive

Come on Bobby

Ah, let's take it down to the drummer, now
One, two, drummer

Ah, let's bring it up on that one, now

Two!
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive
Once more!
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive
Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive


Intro

WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE is 1958 Johnny Otis Show song. See the original Johnny Otis Show version for more details.

Live 02 Aug 1989 version

The above lyrics are for the live 02 Aug 1989 performance of WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE at Cheers in Long Branch, NJ, during a guest appearance at the club with Bobby Bandiera. This was an unrehearsed performance and Springsteen seems to be making up the lyrics on the spot – these lyrics are very different from the original song.

Live History

WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE was performed off-tour on 02 Aug 1989 at Cheers in Long Branch, NJ, during a guest appearance at the club with Bobby Bandiera.

  1. 02 Aug 1989 at Cheers, Long Branch, NJ (with Bobby Bandiera)

Credits

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

Request

If you can help completing the above lyrics, or if you have further information about the 02 Aug 1989 gig, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE on this website:

WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE [Live 02 Aug 1989 version]
WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE [Original Johnny Otis Show version]

Page last updated: 07 Jun 2015