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Shout You Cats

This song is by Hezekiah Jenkins and appears on the compilation Good for What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937 (2005).

Went to a dance last Sat'day night
And what I mean this dance was tight
Given by a man named Lovey Joe
In a small room 'bout two by four
And in this room they was thick as bees
You could hardly tell the he's from the she's
And when the band began to play
I could hear them say

Oh shout you cats
Do it, stomp it, step you rats
Shake your shimmies, break a leg
Grab your gal and knock 'em dead
Oh, come on an' do that thing
Hey, hey, everybody sing
It got so good they threw away they hats
I could hear 'em hollerin'Shout you cats

In came the cop 'bout half past four
I thought for sure we was booked to go
He saidEverybody fall in line
They kept on dancin' paid him no mind
A great big fella 'bout six foot tall
Grabbed the cop and slammed him up against the wall
The cop said Buddy, everything OK
Listen to what I say

Oh shout you cats
Do it, stomp it, step you rats
Shake your shimmies, break a leg
Grab your gal and knock 'em dead
Oh, come on an' do that thing
Hey, hey, everybody sing

Oh shout you cats
Do it, stomp it, step you rats
Shake your shimmies, break a leg
Grab your gal and knock 'em dead
Oh, come on an' do that thing
Hey, hey, everybody sing
It got so good they threw away they hats
I could hear 'em hollerin'Shout you cats

Get off, get off
Oh, shake that thing
Walk it, walk it