[Mercedes:]
Before I was born late one night
My papa said everything's alright
The doctor paid, my Mama laid down
With her stomach bouncing all around
'Cause the bee-bop stork was about to arrive
Mama gave birth to a hand-jive

[Mercedes and Marley:]
I could barely walk when I milked a cow
When I was three I pushed a plow

[Jake:]
While chopping wood I moved my legs
And they saw me dance when I gathered eggs

[Marley and Ryder:]
The town folk clapped, I was only five
Out-dance 'em all, he was born to hand-jive!

[Mercedes:]
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah - everybody

[Mercedes with New Directions, Mike and Kitty:]
Born to hand-jive, baby
Born to hand-jive, baby

[Mercedes:]
How low can you go?

[Marley:]
How low can you go?

[Ryder:]
How low can you go?

[Jake:]
How low can you go?
Higher!

[Ryder:]
Higher!

[Marley:]
Higher!

[Mercedes:]
And higher, yeah!

[Ryder with New Directions:]
Now can you hand jive, baby?

[Ryder, Marley and Mercedes with New Directions, Mike and Kitty:]
Oh can you hand jive, baby? ([Mercedes:] Baby, yeah!)

[Ryder with New Directions, Mike and Kitty:]
Oh yeah can you hand jive, baby? ([Mercedes:] Can you hand jive?)
Oh can you hand jive baby? ([Mercedes:] Baby!)
Oh yeah ([Mercedes:] Oh yeah)
Oh yeah ([Mercedes:] Oh yeah, yeah)
Oh yeah ([Mercedes:] Oh yeah)

[Ryder and Mercedes with New Directions, Mike and Kitty:]
Born to hand jive, oh yeah!
Lalalal
Lalala
Lalala


Lyrics submitted by Abbie96

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