Everybody's Twistin'

 

Written by:  Ted Koehler

Written by:  Rube Bloom

Arranged By:  Neal Hefti

From the Album:  Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  February 27, 1962

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Weeell,. they have to have something new,

A dance to do for recreation so someone started twistin',

A cat who was really hep, puts down a step

To new gyration soon, all the kids were twistin',

It didn't take long before the grown-ups were trying it,

Who's who was buying it all over town,

You see them, a-squirming and a-worming and a-twistin' around,

It spread like a fire, its place became a craze

That rocks the nation now, everybody's twistin'.

(musical interlude)

Well oh well oh well oh well, they had to have something new,

A dance to do for recreation so someone started twistin',

And a cat who was really hep, he puts down a step

To new gyration soon, all the kids were twistin',

No, it didn't take long before the grown-ups were trying it,

Who's who was buying it all over town,

You see them, a-squirming and a-worming and a-twisting around

It spread like a fire, its place became a craze

That rocks the nation now, everybody's twistin'.

Here's a-hopping, and a stopping, and a poppin',

Sacro really, ax a bopping, everybody's twistin'.  Bop!