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Little Eva The Loco-Motion

Pop Music

The story goes something like this. Teenager Eva Narcissus Boyd worked as a babysitter for songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. They liked Boyd’s individual dancing style, so King and Goffin wrote “The Loco-Motion” for her and had her record it as a demo  — for, uh,  Dee Dee Sharp. Music producer Don Kirshner heard the demo and was impressed by Boyd’s voice, so he had her sing it. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962. It sold more than one million copies and earned an RIAA gold record.

Here are the lyrics to “The Loco-Motion” by Little Eva:

“Everybody’s doin’ a brand new dance, now
(Come on baby, do the Loco-motion)
I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now
(Come on baby, do the Loco-motion)

My little baby sister can do it with me
It’s easier than learning your A-B-C’s
So come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me
You gotta swing your hips, now, come on, baby
Jump up, jump back, well, now, I think you’ve got the knack

Now that you can do it, let’s make a chain, now
(Come on baby, do the Loco-motion)
A chug-a chug-a motion like a railroad train, now
(Come on baby, do the Loco-motion)

Do it nice and easy, now, don’t lose control
A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul
So come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me

Move around the floor in a Loco-motion
(Come on baby, do the Loco-motion)
Do it holding hands if you get the notion
(Come on baby, do the Loco-motion)

There’s never been a dance that’s so easy to do
It even makes you happy when you’re feeling blue
So come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me”

For another song by Little Eva: “Let’s Turkey Trot.”

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