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Frankie Ford Sea Cruise

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The song “Sea Cruise” was written by Huey “Piano” Smith, who also wrote the song “Rockin’ Pneumonia.” Huey Smith and His Clowns recorded it. Frankie Ford covered the song using the Smith’s backing track, and the producers added the ship’s bell and horn sound effects. It’s a fun fifties pop song. In 1959, Ford’s version went to #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the R&B Chart. The song sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record. It was featured in American Graffiti, Ski Patrol, and Out to Sea. There have been many covers, including versions by Herman’s Hermits, Freddy Boom Boom Cannon, Sha Na Ma, Johnny Rivers, John Fogerty, Nicky Hopkins, The Beach Boys, Showaddywaddy, Jimmy Buffett, Cliff Richard, Dion, and many more.

Ford was born in Gretna, Louisiana. He was known as the “New Orleans Dynamo,” as he was known for his performances and spent most of the year on the road touring.
Frankie Ford (August 4, 1939 – September 28, 2015).

Here are the lyrics to “Sea Cruise” by Frankie Ford:

” ‘Old Man Rhythm’ is in my shoes
It’s no use sittin’ and singin’ the blues
So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?
I feel like jumpin’, baby, won’t you join me please?
I don’t like beggin’, but now I’m on bended knee.

Well, I gotta get a-rockin’, get my hat off the rack
I gotta boogie-woogie like a knife in the back
So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?

Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?

I gotta get a-movin’, honey, I ain’t lyin’
My heart is beating the rhythm, and it’s right on time
So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?

Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?

I feel like jumpin’, and, honey, won’t you join me please?
I don’t like beggin’, but now I’m on bended knee.

Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Oo-wee, oo-wee, baby
Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?

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