Okay, I have heard this song - "Born To Hand Jive" from the movie Grease (1978) 75 times, easy. I am listening to it now, as a matter of fact. It's a lot of fun. But the harmonies and rhythms are so much fun, it is easy to miss the lyrics. So I was curious and I googled the lyrics! Woah! Some subliminal stuff going on there! Not dirty, but ever so carefully and cleverly risque! Sha na na, indeed!
Read below, if you dare...
Before I was born, late one night, my papa said everything's alright
The doctor paid, mama laid down, with a semitone bouncing all around
'Cause the bebop stork was about to arrive
Mama gave birth to the hand-jive
I could barely walk when I moved to town, when I was three, I pushed a plow
While chopping wood I move my legs, and I started the dance while I gathered eggs
Bowed and clapped, I was only five
And I danced 'em all, he's born to hand-jive
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah - everybody
Born to hand-jive, baby, born to hand-jive, baby - yeah
How low can you go, how low can you go, how low can you go, how low can you go
Higher, higher, higher and higher
Now can you hand-jive, baby, oh can you hand-jive, baby
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, born to hand-jive, oh yeah!
...or maybe I just now fell off the turnip truck, because how could miss these lyrics!
"I've got a brand new pair of rollerskates, you got a brand new key."