THE HUCKLEBUCK (aka DO THE HUCKLEBUCK) (Roy Alfred / Andy Gibson) Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers (Instr.) - 1949 Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. (vocal: Charlie Shavers) - 1949 Frank Sinatra - 1949 Pearl Bailey & 'Hot Lips' Page - 1949 Roy Milton & His Solid Senders - 1949 Benny Goodman & His Orch. - 1949 Frankie Laine - 1949 Louis Armstrong's All-Stars (vocal: Velma Middleton) - 1951 Tennessee Ernie Ford & Ginny Jackson - 1953 Chubby Checker - 1960 Brendan Bowyer & The Royal Showband - 1964 The Birdies - 1965 Otis Redding - 1968 Coast To Coast - 1981 Also recorded by: Kate Smith; Homer & Jethro; Kay Starr; Georgia Gibbs; Ray Anthony; Count Basie; Billy Lee Riley; Lou Monte; Freddie Bell & The Bellboys; Cab Calloway & His Orch; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis; Sydney Devine; Duke Ellington; Bill Black's Combo; Annette Funicello; The Griswalds; Canned Heat; Lionel Hampton; The Radiators; Riptones; Al Casey; Earl Hooker; Doc Severinsen & His Big Band; Ray Bryant; Betty Carter; Johnny and the Hurricanes; Xavier Cugat; Count Basie; Quincy Jones; The Flares; Bo Diddley; King Curtis; Sammy Kaye; Johnny O'Keefe; Billy Vaughan; Wes Montgomery; ... and many others. As recorded by KAY STARR: Here's a dance you should know When the lights are down low Grab your baby, then go Do the hucklebuck Do the hucklebuck If you don't know how to do it Boy, you're out of luck Push your partner out Then you hunch your back Start a little movement in your sacroilliac Wiggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's the way you do it when you do the Hucklebuck Ev'rybody's looking for a-somethin' new It could be cars, it could be clothes Or just a stylish shoe But if you like your dancin' Better take my tip Get set, warn the band and let 'er rip (Instrumenntal Break) You go a little to the left A little to the right Get hold of your partner Tell him, "No need to fight" Push your partner round And then you hunch your back Start your movement in your sacroilliac Wiggle like a snake and then you waddle like a duck And that's the way you gotta do it when you do the Hucklebuck There you go You got it now It's the Hucklebuck! ********************* As recorded by PEARL BAILEY and ORIN "HOT LIPS" PAGE: PAGE: H-e-e-ey! BAILEY: Hey, listen, listen! PAGE: Yeah, Girl. I'm tellin' ya BAILEY: How long you been here PAGE: I been here, I been here BAILEY: Where's your girlfriend Lucy Mae? She didn't come tonight? PAGE: I don't care BAILEY: Oh, listen. I learned a new dance the other night. It killed me! PAGE: Yeah? BAILEY: Bring the, bring the beer over. Come on listen to this song here PAGE: Yeah, let's see BAILEY: Here's a dance you should know When the lights are down low Grab your baby, then go C'mon, harmonize with me BOTH: Do the hucklebuck Do the hucklebuck If you don't know how to do it Boy, you're out of luck Push your partner out Then you hunch your back Start a little movement in your sacroilliac Wiggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's the way you do it when you do the Hucklebuck BAILEY: Oh, I like that PAGE: Ahhhhh BAILEY: Ain't that a nice dance? PAGE: Ye-e-e-e-ah BAILEY: No, no, not now, not now! I'll tell you when PAGE: H-e-e-e-y BAILEY: Right here PAGE: Let 'em roll then. Somebody give the piano player another couple .......... BAILEY: Yeah, that's a pretty nice guitar player, too PAGE: Yeah, he's on BAILEY: He is nice. He's a good-lookin' boy PAGE: He's in BAILEY: Tellin' ya PAGE: Tellin' ya now. Owwwwhhhhh! BAILEY: Don't enjoy yourself too much now PAGE: Roll 'em, Daddio BAILEY: You know, I come here ev'ry Thursday PAGE: Me too BAILEY: I wouldn't miss one o' these Thursdays. You say you ain't seen Lucy Mae this week? PAGE: I ain't seen her this week. She owe me a little money. That's when she ain't around BAILEY: Oh well, she ain't never gonna show up. She ain't never paid nobody. Let's sing some more BOTH: Just do the hucklebuck Do the hucklebuck (BAILEY: We make a good team here) If you don't know how to do it Boy, you out of luck (BAILEY: Will y'all get off my feet) Push your partner out Then you hunch your back And start a little movement in your (BAILEY: Say that big word) sacroilliac (BAILEY: Sacroilliac) Wiggle like a snake, waddle like a duck (BAILEY: Wait for me now) That's the way you do it when you do the Hucklebuck BAILEY: It is a wonderful dance PAGE: Oh, it's fine BAILEY: You know, you catch on fast PAGE: You know, I want dancin' BAILEY: You know what? I think these people too noisy for us. We ought to go somewhere where we could put this dance down! PAGE: Yeah, but I dance in one spot, don't I? BAILEY: Yeah, but you, you was dancin' in one spot too, Brother, on my feet! PAGE: I got corns, you know BAILEY: You have to listen. My feet are killin me too. Let's dive on here and get this thing over with BAILEY: Just PAGE: Do the Hucklebuck (BAILEY: Wait for me now, I'll join ya) BOTH: Do the Hucklebuck That's the way you do it when you do the Hucklebuck BAILEY: Dee-dee-dee-dee-dee..................FADE **************************** As recorded by CHUBBY CHECKER: Now, here's a dance you should know Oh, baby when the lights are down low I said grab your baby, then go Do the hucklebuck (yeah) Do the hucklebuck (yeah) If you don't know how to do it Man you're out of luck Push ya baby out (yeah) And then you hunch her back (yeah) Start a little movement in your sacroilliac Wiggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck, OH! ([Instrumental Break) Workout! Here's a dance you should know Oh, baby when the lights are down low Oh, won't you grab your baby, then go A little bit of twist (yeah) A little bit of this (yeah) And if you don't know how to do it Ask my little sis Push your partner out (yeah) And then you hunch her back (yeah) Start a little movement in your sacroilliac Wiggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck Oh baby, ho! (Instrumental Break) A little bit of twist (yeah) A little bit of this (yeah) And if you don't know how to do it Ask my little sis Push your partner out (yeah) And then you hunch her back (yeah) Start a little movement in your sacroilliac Wiggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck I said, here's a dance you should know Wooh-wooh-wooh, when when the lights.......FADE *************************** As recorded by BRENDAN BOWYER & THE ROYAL SHOWBAND: Now here's a dance you should know (Hey!) Oh, baby when the lights are down low (Hey!) Grab your baby, then go (Hey!) Then do the hucklebuck (Hey!) Do the hucklebuck (Hey!) If you don't know how to do it Then you're out of luck (Hey!) Shove your baby in (Hey!) Twist her all around (Hey!) Then you start a-twistin' and a-movin' all around (Hey!) Wriggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck And now, here's a dance you should know (Hey!) Oh, baby when the lights are down low (Hey!) Grab your baby, then go (Hey!) A little bit of shake (Hey!) A little bit of this (Hey!) If you don't know how to do it Ask my little sis (Hey!) Shove your baby in (Hey!) Twist her all around (Hey!) Then you start a-twistin' and a-movin' all around (Hey!) Wriggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck (Instrumental Break) Now here's a dance you should know (Hey!) Oh, baby when the lights are down low (Hey!) Grab your baby, then go (Hey!) A little bit of this (Hey!) A little bit of twist (Hey!) If you don't know how to do it Ask my little sis (Hey!) Shove your baby in (Hey!) Twist her all around (Hey!) Then you start a-movin' and a-shakin' all about (Hey!) Wriggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's what you do-ooo Do the Hucklebuck *************************** As recorded by THE BIRDIES: Here's a dance you should know-ooh-ooh When the lights are down low-ooh-ooh Grab your baby, then go-ooh-ooh Do the hucklebuck Do the hucklebuck If you don't know how to do it Boy, you're out of lu-u-u-u-u-uck Push your partner out Then you hunch your back Then you start a little movement in your woo-woo-woo-ooh-ooh-oooh Wiggle like a snake, waddle like a duck That's the way you do it when you do the Hucklebuck Hucklebuck, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah Hucklebuck, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah Hucklebuck, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah Wiggle like a snake, waddle like a duck Do the hucklebuck Do the hucklebuck If you don't know how to do it Boy, you're out of lu-u-u-u-u-uck Push your partner out Then you hunch................FADE *************************** All transcriptions by Mel Priddle - December 2006)