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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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    LucyN-DeSky999
    This song was one of the biggest hits of 1962. I loved this song & am still a Deedee Sharp fan. I was also a fan of most of the releases of Cameo-Parkway Records out of Philadelphia. This was a huge dance song from the huge dance-craze of that year. It was popular in the spring of '62 and it stayed on the charts a heck of a long time which accounts for its huge annual sales. I love the info in the above post too from "Unregistered" in 2012. In 1962 and '63 I saw Deedee Sharp on American Bandstand many times hawking her latest releases. To do the mashed potato dance, you had to wist your feet and hips then stomp your feet. Kind of awkward, but we learned to do it back in '62. The song sounded a little similar to "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes (Tamla Records) that was also a #1 record that came out near the ed of 1961 (about 4 months earlier than Deedee's record), but if you listen carefully you'll realize they're not really too similar. Just using a minor key arrangement. Deedee Sharp got a Gold Record for this song selling nearly 4 million copies. She had one other hit that was a Gold Record million-seller: Ride! Which came out in the fall of '62. Most of her early releases on Cameo were Top ten hits so that made her a red hot teen star that sort of put the older female stars like Connie Francis & Brenda Lee, in the shade. But alas, it wasn't to last too long for any of them. The British Invasion came in early '64. Oh well, 1962 was a huge year for dance craze hits, hot-rods, surfing, and instrumentals. What memories!
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    Unregistered
    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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