ROCKIN' AND A-BOPIN'
(Eddie Bowers)
BASH HOFNER & THE PEARL WRANGLERS
(SARG 138-45, 1958)

They boogie in the east and they boogie in the west
But here's the one that they like the best
When they get started they just won't stop
It's a brand new thing they call the bop
If you lose your head, wanna flip your lid
Don't do it brother, do be a kid
Here's something better for blowin' your top
Just grab your baby and do the bop

Now, everybody's rockin' (everybody's rockin')
Everybody's boppin' (everybody's boppin')
Everybody's rockin' (everybody's rockin')
Everybody's boppin' (everybody's boppin')
Rockin' and boppin' and hoppin' all over the floor

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe
So many kids, she didn't know what to do
She worked and scrubbed until she'd drop
Then one day she learned to bop
Little boy blue come blow your horn
Old Man Herbert looks awful lorn
Little Miss Muphet said I wanna rock
While Jack and Jill was doin' the bop

Now, everybody's rockin' (everybody's rockin')
Everybody's boppin' (everybody's boppin')
Everybody's rockin' (everybody's rockin')
Everybody's boppin' (everybody's boppin')
Rockin' and boppin' and hoppin' all over the floor

Now, everybody's boppin' and runnin' wild
It's the only thing that's still in style
I heard momma when she said to pop
I guess we'll have to learn to bop

Now, everybody's rockin' (everybody's rockin')
Everybody's boppin' (everybody's boppin')
Everybody's rockin' (everybody's rockin')
Everybody's boppin' (everybody's boppin')
Rockin' and boppin' and hoppin' all over the floor