"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 CommentSo the story goes like this maybe;
    There's two guys, both wearing fedoras and pin stripe suits I think, one guy's get up is more worn out and dusty than the other guy, who has a golden pocket watch. The guy with the pocket watch is about to go down town to buy some marijuana pot, but before he leaves, he gives his pipe to the dusty looking turkey. He says, hey man, hit this, it's pretty much all I have for now so take one hit (hit that jive, Jack)...oh yeah, the dusty guy's name is Jack I guess. Then he's like, "just hit the pipe once but then put it in your pocket till I get back. This will ensure that we will have some marijuana drugs for later, because even though I'm going downtown to pick up some more smoking pot, you never know what could happen, it could be a big wild goose chase, you never know. Cause that's where I'm going. Down town to buy more marijuana." So then, he's like "I'm going down town to see a "man" (that's hip lingo for his illegal narcotics and drug dealer) but since you're hitting that pipe right now, you're gonna have to finish taking that hit, and then put the light down and wait till the bowl cools- nah, forget it I don't have time to shake your hand right now, see ya sometime after, I don't know how long I'll be, bye for now Jack" and then he leaves to meet his marijuana reefer joint pot dealer downtown. So the whole thing basically is about this guy going downtown to buy drugs and leaving his friend uptown cause his dealer spooks easy and everyone back then had a machine gun, so like, he can't be bringing new people around all the time. His dealer probably also wears a good fedora.
    taylor1178on July 01, 2017   Link

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