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​Rocket "88"

This song is by Jackie Brenston and appears on the compilation Mean Old World: The Blues from 1940 to 1994 (1996) and on the compilation The Roots of Keith Richards (2011).

You women have heard of jalopies
You've heard the noise they make
Well, let me introduce my new Rocket 88
Yes, it's straight, just won't wait
Everybody likes my Rocket 88
Baby, we'll ride in style, moving all along

V-8 motor and this modern design
Black convertible top and the gals don't mind
Sportin' with me, ridin' all around town for joy
Blow your horn, baby, blow it

Step in my Rocket and don't be late
Baby, we're pullin' out about half past eight
Go around the corner and get a fill
Everybody in my car's gonna take a little nip
Ooh, goin' out, oozin' and cruisin' along

Written by:

Jackie Brenston