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Dee Dee Sharp – Mashed Potato Time lyrics

Mashed Potato Time
Dee Dee Sharp 1962

(Background Hand Clap Clap - Clap In Rythm)
It's the latest
(Background Hand Clap Clap - Clap In Rythm)
It's the greatest
(Background Hand Clap Clap - Clap In Rythm)
Mashed Potato
(Background Hand Clap Clap - Clap In Rythm)
Yea, yea, yea, ye-e-eah
(Background Hand Clap Clap - Clap In Rythm)

(Background - Ooooh)
A Mashed Potato started long time ago
(Background - Wa Ooh)
With a guy name-a Sloppy Joe
(Background - Wa Ooh)
You'll find this dance is so cool to do
(Background - Wa Ooh)
Come on baby, gonna teach it to you

(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Feel it in your feet now
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Come on and get the beat now - Baby
(Background - It's the latest)
Come on honey
(Background - It's the greatest)
Come on baby
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Yea, yea, yea, ye-e-eah

(Background - Oooh)
And then they dance it through and through
(Background - Wa Ooh)
They look for records they can do it to
(Background - Wa Ooh)
They got a dance was-a outta sight
(Background - Wa Ooh)
Doin' the lion sleeps tonight

(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Ya ah weem o wep ah weem o wep ah
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Ooh Ooh - Yea, yea, yea, ye-e-eah
(Background - It's the latest)
Aw Ha baby
(Background - It's the greatest)
Come on honey
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Yea, yea, yea, ye-e-eah

Saxaphone Riff with
(Background - Wa Ooh)
(Background - Wa Ooh)
(Background - Wa Ooh)
(Background - Wa Ooh)

Now everybody is a doin' fine
(Background - Wa Ooh)
They dance alone or in a big boss line
(Background - Wa Ooh)
And they discovered it's the most, man
(Background - Wa Ooh)
The day they did it to please Mr. Postman

(Background - Mashed Potatos)
wait a minute, wait a minute
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
deliver der letter
(Background - It's the latest)
come on baby
(Background - It's the greatest)
Aha honey
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Yea, yea, yea, ye-e-eah

(Background - Ooh Wa Ooh)
Well they got with it more and more
(Background - Wa Ooh)
Ya ought to see 'em round the floor
(Background - Wa Ooh)
The Mashed Potatos it's a long long list
(Background - Wa Ooh)
They even do it to Dear Lady Twist

(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Mmm get up from your chair now
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Yea, yea, yea, ye-e-eah
(Background - It's the latest)
Come on baby
(Background - It's the greatest)
Aha honey
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
Yea, yea, yea, ye-e-eah
(Background - Mashed Potatos)
(Fade to)
Mmm Feel the groovy beat now



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    This one brings back a lot of memories from 1962. It was a #1 song on several charts in my region & some radio station charts (it was #2 on billboard's pop chart in april 1962 & #1 on billboard's r&b chart nationwide). Big dance craze. Stayed on the charts a heck of a long time too. Earned a gold record for dee sharp. It was on cameo records of philadelphia. And on the soundtrack of chubby checker's 2nd hit movie "don't knock the twist" the same year. The movie only played the song mashed potato time, but didn't star dee sharp. The movie plot was ridiculous & aimed toward middle-aged adults anyway! But the rock stars (checker, dovells, etc.) performed their current hits for the rockers in the audience. This song stayed around long enough to influence other songs you could mashed potato dance to. Example: monster mash, keep your hands off my baby, let's dance, do you love me? , gravy (for my mashed potatoes), and south street. As for a meaning? Just a fun dance to do for the times. It had the "spirit" of rock & roll.
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