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Shake That Tambourine

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(Giant / Baum / Kaye)

 

Information:
Elvis sang Shake That Tambourine in his 1965 film Harum Scarum. He recorded the song, which was written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye, in February 1965, at RCA's Nashville Studios.

 

Lyrics:


Shake the little tambourine

Shake a-ring a jing-jing a-ling
Shake my little dancin' queen
Shake that tambourine, that tambourine

I can hear them dancing in the marketplace
Swishin' and a-swirlin', in their silks and lace
Bracelets keep a-clinking on their tiny feet
And with their tambourines they keep the beat

1. Rings on their fingers, bells on their toes
They make music, wherever they go
Pound that little drum now, tap on it with your thumb
Shake, shake the little tambourine
Shake a-ring a-jing-a-ling-a-ling
Shake, shake my little dancin' queen
Shake that tambourine, that tambourine

I heard their talent open palace doors
Every night they're dancin' on those marble floors
Kings may bow before them, but they'll be my own
Then they'll shake their thing for me alone

1. 1. (repeat)


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Harum Scarum (1965) 

 

LPs/CDs:

- Harum Scarum (1965)

- Double Features: Girl Happy / Harum Scarum (1993)

- Harum Scarum (2003) FTD

- Readymade Digs Elvis (2007)

 

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