Doo Wop

All of my love, All of my kissin'
You don't know, What you been a missin'
I don't need to fight, To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven
Man on the line Play the game, again
Ev'rybody's gonna lose And I'm gonna win
Every where he's goin' I've already been
I made the path that leads the way For all those other men
My buddies and me are getting real well known
Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone
Well I ain't braggin', it's understood
Everything I do, well I sure do it good
Yeah I got a woman mean as she can be
Some-a-times I think she's almost mean as me
Well I'm a uptown cat, yeah even a crazy pet
Well I'm a ladies man, yes a smooth talkin' dad
Well half past nine, half past four
Fifty women knocking on my door
Went out last night, I didn't stay late
'Fore I got home I had nineteen dates

I ain't got no sister
I ain't got a brother
I ain't got a father
Not even a mother
I ain't got a girl
I ain't got a son
I ain't got no kin
I ain't got no one

Rock steady, I'm rough and ready, Nobody will make us run
Rock steady, I'm tough as any, Nobody will take our fun

Listen to my song, It isn't very long
You'll see before I'm gone, That everybody's wrong
I'm lookin' for the bully, The bully of the town
I'm lookin' for the bully, But the bully can't be found
When I find the bully, Gonna knock him down
I'm lookin' for the bully of the town
Now, here's to the man who smiles at me
As he shakes my hand so vigorously
He can't figure me out if I'm "A," or "B," or "C"
"D," none of these; "E," all of the above are correct
Do not mark on the test booklet!
I'm workin' like a dog, so why's he always hangin' around me to hound me?
He's pushing me too far, & pretty soon my back is gonna break
I've taken all that I can take
I am entitled by my birth
To the treasures of the earth
No one must be denied these
No one must be denied Easy dreams
The noise that announces a seduction
I'm a volcano In a state of eruption

I ain't got no sister
I ain't got a brother
I ain't got a father
Not even a mother
I ain't got a girl
I ain't got a son
I ain't got no kin
I ain't got no one

Rock steady, I'm rough and ready, Nobody will make us run
Rock steady, I'm tough as any, Nobody will take our fun

Well, you can knock me down, Step in my face
Slander my name All over the place
Well, early in the mornin' I'm a givin' you a warnin', don't you step on my blue suede shoes
Hey diddle diddle, I am playin' my fiddle, ain't got nothin' to lose
Well, now, if I have to swim a river, you know I will
And if I have to climb a mountain, you know I will
I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place, I roam from town to town
And when I find myself fallin' for some girl
I hop right into that car of mine and ride around the world
I'm the king but you can wear my crown
I'm gonna sing, my band gonna play
I'm gonna make you "Queen For A Day"
Everything gonna be alright
So be my guest tonight!
Well, it's Saturday night and I just got paid
I'm a fool about my money, don't try to save

I ain't got no sister
I ain't got a brother
I ain't got a father
Not even a mother
I ain't got a girl
I ain't got a son
I ain't got no kin
I ain't got no one

Rock steady, I'm rough and ready, Nobody will make us run
Rock steady, I'm tough as any, Nobody will take our fun

I'm a walking nightmare, An arsenal of doom
I kill conversations as I walk into the room
People try to talk to me, Their words are ugly sounds
But I resist all their attempts, To try and bring me down
I visualise a day when people will be free And we'll be living in a new society
No class distinction, no slums or poverty, I have a vision of a new society
A thousand hands applaud tonight
I sing my songs my star shines bright
I stop and smile I take my bow
I leave the stage and then somehow
The line I shoot, Will never miss
The way I make love to 'em, They can't resist
Call me the carefree kind
I wander with the breeze
My mind and heart's at ease
Doing what pleases me best
Gotta keep-a movin' east or west
Till I find my place there's no doubt
I'll be a rovin' roustabout

I ain't got no sister
I ain't got a brother
I ain't got a father
Not even a mother
I ain't got a girl
I ain't got a son
I ain't got no kin
I ain't got no one

Rock steady, I'm rough and ready, Nobody will make us run
Rock steady, I'm tough as any, Nobody will take our fun

Doo Wop Footnotes

  1. Buddy Holly, Oh Boy
  2. Who, Baba O'Riley
  3. Little Richard, Get Rich Quick
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis, He Can't Fill My Shoes
  5. Beach Boys, I Get Around
  6. Roy Orbison, Mean Woman Blues
  7. Eddie Cochran, Tired and Sleepy
  8. Beatles, Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
  9. The Band, Ain't Got No Home
  10. Steppenwolf, Rock Steady (I'm Rough and Ready)
  11. Buffalo Springfield, Everybody's Wrong
  12. Everly Brothers, Bully of the Town
  13. Tommy James & the Shondells, I Know Who I Am
  14. Herman's Hermits, The Man With the Cigar
  15. Simon & Garfunkel, Citizen of the Planet
  16. Dusty Springfield, I Am Curious
  17. Carl Perkins, Blue Suede Shoes
  18. Chuck Berry, Roll Over Beethoven
  19. Coasters, Searchin
  20. Dion & the Belmonts, The Wanderer
  21. Fats Domino, Be My Guest
  22. Bill Haley & His Comets, Rip It Up
  23. Manfred Mann, Demolition Man
  24. Monkees, Sweet Young Thing
  25. Kinks, Money & Corruption/I Am Your Man
  26. Gene Pitney, Back Stage
  27. Bo Diddley, I'm A Man
  28. Elvis Presley, Roustabout