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  1. Boogiewoogie John

From the album From The Fringes

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lyrics & music by Peter Panyon
copyright 2010



Peter Panyon: vocals, guitars
Joe Heutte: vocals
Bonnie Eyler: vocals, drums
Gary Harmon: piano
Michael O'Gorman: lead guitar
Dave McGarvey: bass

Lyrics

Once upon a time when I was just pubescent, barely adolescent
I did neither rock nor roll
Nobody on the radio, or even on the video could rock me to my soul
My feet were not happy, my fingers were not snappy
There was nothing that could turn me on
Then my daddy said "Son, you need some musical fun
Let's go find Boogiewoogie John
He plays that boogiewoogie music, makes you weak in the knees
Make you holler sweet Jesus
He got the rock, he got the roll, he makes you swing to your soul
When he plays what he pleases
And when he plays what he pleases, what he pleases is the boogie."

We drove downtown, started strolling around
We heard boogie music in the air
A sidewalk crowd, they were grooving out loud, they were waving their hands in the air
A little old man was working his piano, it just rocked on and on
My feet started moving, my soul started grooving
I was saved by Boogiewoogie John

He played that boogiewoogie music -- made me weak in the knees
I begged and I pleaded
He made me rock, he made me roll, he made me swing to my soul
You know i got what I needed
And when I got what i needed, all I needed was the boogie

So make sure you get hold of some old-fashioned boogie
You're never too young or too old
Make sure you can find someone to play you the kind of tunes
To nourish your musical soul
In the name of the father and mother
In the name of the daughter and son
Go out and find yourself a rocking good time
Go find Boogiewoogie John

He plays that boogiewoogie music, makes you weak in the knees
Make you holler sweet Jesus
He got the rock, he got the roll, he makes you swing to your soul
When he plays what he pleases
And when he plays what he pleases, what he pleases is the boogie

He plays that boogiewoogie music -- made me weak in the knees
I begged and I pleaded
He made me rock, he made me roll, he made me swing to my soul
You know i got what I needed
And when I got what i needed, all I needed was the boogie
All I needed was the boogie
All I needed was the boogie