"Shake Shake Mama" as written by Robert C. Hunter and Bob Dylan....
I get the blues for you baby when I look up at the sun
I get the blues for you baby when I look up at the sun
Come back here, we can have some real fun

Well it's early in the evening and everything is still
Well it's early in the evening and everything is still
One more time, I'm walking up around the hill

Shake shake mama like a ship going out to sea
Shake shake mama like a ship going out to sea
You took all my money and you gave it to Richard Lee

Down by the river judge Simpson's walking around
Down by the river judge Simpson's walking around
Nothing shocks me more than that old clown

Some of you women, you really know your stuff
Some of you women, you really know your stuff
But your clothes are all torn and your language is a little too rough

Shake shake mama, shake until the break of day
Shake shake mama, shake until the break of day
I'm right here baby, I'm not that far away

I'm motherless, fatherless, almost friendless too
I'm motherless, fatherless, almost friendless too
It's Friday morning, going to Franklin Avenue

Shake shake mama, raise your voice and bay
Shake shake mama, raise your voice and bay
If you're goin' on home, better go the shortest way


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"Shake Shake Mama" as written by Robert Hunter Bob Dylan

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    General CommentThe lyrics are nothing special, but I love the music and Dylan's raspy voice on this. One of the highlights of Together Through Life, in my opinion.
    seandirectoron May 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti thought instead of judge simpson he was saying jessica simpson. lol i was like wtf? first alicia keys now jessica simpson?
    jasssson December 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm mother less father less almost friendless too,

    I can sing that over and over agan, the content isn't great but this song is as contagious as they come, I've said it once before dylan gets better with time, and this song is a perfect case. lyrics are fun and steady but the rythem is God Damn supberb. For a total non dancer I can't help but...Shake SHake
    ....shit that was pretty gay
    love u Bob
    TomThumb681on February 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta lot of old people like to dance
    sdz896542on March 26, 2016   Link

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