STORY OF THE ROCKERS
It started out with Haley's Comets
A-rockin' round the clock
Well, then along came Presley
With some hillbilly rock, now
Mix it in with Carl Perkins
Chuck Berry when he's workin'
And Little Richard out of Macon
Inspired Jerry Lee to shakin'
Slow down the tempo with the Fat Man (Fats Domino)
Bring back the rhythm with Bo's band (Bo Diddley)
Don and Phil and Eddie Cochran (Don & Phil = Everly Brothers)
And Buddy Holly kept a-rockin'
And that's the story of the rockers
Yeah, who kept us dancin'
Everybody was movin'
And it looked (felt) so fine (Gene sings "looked, but Jim Pewter sang "felt")
Yeah, you could feel the emotion
As you looked around
Sock it to me rockers
Roll it down the line
Jump back down to to Philly
For a daily Bandstand Rock (Dick Clark's Bandstand)
At The Hop with Danny's Juniors
The Stroll was very hot now
Rydell, Cannon and Dion sang (Bobby Rydell, Freddy cannon, Dion & The Belmonts)
While Eddy's Rebels twanged on (Duane Eddy)
Soon the world a-started twistin'
With the Checker dance (Chubby Checker)
The Four Seasons sang Sherry
While Barry Gordy shopped the Champs
Ike and Tina and a-Uncle Ray (Ray Charles)
Along with Shannon's Runaway
The West Coast started surfin'
With the Beach Boy band
Jan and Dean and the Surfaris
Spread the songs throughout the land
And soon the Beatles from a-Liverpool
Electrified, began to rule
Roll out the Stones with Satisfaction
Mix in a bit of blues reaction
Byrds and Spoonful got in motion
With a very good time notion *
Otis Redding and Revue
Young Rascals attitude
Chuck Willis, Lord Old Sam Cooke
Sock it to me, yeah,
Buddy Knox, Jimmy Bowen, Lloyd Price,
Hey don't touch that dial, I ain't through
I forgot somebody,
Bobby Darin, Larry Williams, The Blue Caps...
Here we go...
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle, Nancy, & Marijn Raaijmakers - September 2003)