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​Old '59

This song is by Jerry Jeff Walker and appears on the album CowJazz (1982).

The other night we was having fun
Seemed like the party had just begun
Everybody was getting loose
A couple friends I was talking to
They said, whoa yeah it feels just like it used to
Oh yeah it feels so fine
Oh yeah it feels like 1959

Took me back to the good old days
Be-bop-a-lula was all the craze
When nothing matters except having fun
And rocking all night till the rising sun

Say whoa yeah it feels like it used to...

So everybody will get up and dance
Happy feet
The whole band will be rocking on a greasy beat
Tweedlee Dee
Yeah the rocking robin was in the trees
Betty Sue was always next to me
'Cause everybody needs to party down
To be with them when they're feeling wild

Whoa yeah it feels like it used to...

Now everybody's got themselves a head of steam
Jimmy Clanton is singing everything is just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream
That's the way it felt that night
Like we was back there in '59
Jitterbugging like we were at the hop
Felt so good you don't want to stop

Say oh no, it feels just like it used to...