"Hit That Jive Jack" as written by Johnny Alston and Campbell Skeets Tolbert....
Hit that jive Jack
Put it in your pocket till I get back
Going downtown to see a man
And I ain't got time to shake your hand

Hit that jive Jack
Put it in your pocket till I get back
Time and time waits for no man
And I ain't got time to shake your hand

Standing on a corner
All full of jive
But you know that you're my boy
So I'm forced to give you five
Shadde yadda

Hit that jive Jack
Put it in your pocket till I get back
Going downtown to see a man
And I ain't got time to shake your hand


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"Hit That Jive Jack" as written by Campbell Skeets Tolbert Johnny Alston

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    General Commentthis is on of my faves it. a lot of fun to sing along to noy sure what it is amout mind
    edelweiss pirateLWon September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song to be about buying drugs. Probably cocaine? She's going downtown to see her man... a dealer... Putting it in your pocket means don't finish what's left of the stuff. Standing on the corner full of jive means that she's high on the street. This is just one chick's opinion, but I think it's pretty right on. Curious if there are other opinions!
    PrincessAltoSax420on April 22, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionJive was slang for marijuana.

    Hit means 'hide'. This transformation could have happened in many ways,

    On the street. You don't want to be saying 'hide the marijuana' because the police might hear. Hide becomes hid becomes 'hit'. It might have started with "When I saw the cop, I hid that jive", or "when I saw the cop I hit that jive, jack".

    In the songwriting studio. It might have been a transformation from "hid that jive", used on the street, to 'hit in the song, because it sounds better in the song.

    Maybe the only way to know for sure is to ask the songwriter.
    tracym0qon July 23, 2016   Link

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