"Look At Little Sister" as written by and H Ballard....
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey mama look at little sis
Out in the backyard, playin' like this
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, look at little sister
Hey hey hey hey, look at little sister

What about the neighbors, what they gonna say
Stop little sister, gettin' carried away
Hey hey hey, look at little sister
Hey hey hey hey, look at little sister

Shakin' like a tree, rollin' like a log
Shakin' and a rollin' now, that ain't all
Hey hey hey, look at little sister
Hey hey hey hey, look at little sister

Shakin' like a tree, rollin' like a log
Shakin' and a rollin' now, that ain't all
Hey hey hey, look at little sister
Hey hey hey hey, look at little sister

What about the neighbors, what they gonna say
Stop little sister, gettin' carried away
Hey hey hey, look at little sister
Hey hey hey hey, look at little sister


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"Look at Little Sister" as written by Hank Ballard

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    General CommentLove the song, but it's always given me this feeling like; 'I've got the hint, but what's up with Little Sister? She's getting all freaky-deaky in the yard'?
    allanjim3on December 06, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about a younger sister coming in to her "maturity" and getting attention because of it...however, now I'm not sure. I always thought the lyrics were "take a look at this" but they're "playin' like this" so now I'm picturing something totally different like she's a butch girl playing football with the guys and what if she's gay? I have no idea. Lol.
    willowbirdon June 08, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song leaves a bit to the listener's interpretation, simply because it never says EXACTLY what little sister is actually doing in the back yard. But we can extrapolate:

    I doubt she's having sex in the backyard. That seems a tad too explicit, though it's still possible. I started to think about the question, "What do teenage-ish girls do in their backyards that might disturb their older brothers?" Well, sunbathing nude or skinny-dipping in the pool would certainly qualify, but that doesn't track with the line "Shakin' like a tree/Rolling like a log/That ain't all."

    So here's what I think is going on. Yes, she's the singer's YOUNGER sister, because "little," but she's growing up and starting to fill out, and now she doesn't look like a child anymore. She's a young girl on the cusp of adulthood. I think what she's doing in the backyard is dancing. When she was younger, her dancing around in the back yard was no big deal because hey, kids might dance around in the back yard. But now, she's older, and starting to develop a woman's figure, and when she dances around, now it's become the kind of thing that a lot of men might want to watch.

    The line "that ain't all" sort of implies to me that her dancing has taken on a more sexualized or sensual style, maybe dancing like a stripper or something, or just dancing REALLY provocatively. What would the neighbors say when they see her? What will people start to think about her when they find out she likes to dance sexy? "Stop little sister, gettin' carried away."

    That's what I always thought the song was about.
    MetalHeadSJon September 15, 2017   Link

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