The Esquires

The Esquires - Get On Up

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GET ON UP   Stateside ss2048 1967 UK and BUNKY Label USA

At the Twisted Wheel and the Blue Note this track was a dance rave. if you didn’t know the lyrics you just mimed to them. The chorus Get On Up would roar out at each chorus from the dance floor, then more often than not the track would be played all over again.

The Esquires are one of those soul groups who seem to be around for ever – formed in 1957 and with many line up changes but who cares – long may they continue.

Song Lyrics: Get On Up, The Esquires

(Moore/Taylor/Sheppard)

Ooh, ooh ooh, dit-dit-dit-do
Ooh, ooh ooh, dit-dit-dit-do
Get on up (get on up)
Get on up (get on up)
Now get on up (get on up)
Now get on up (get on up)

How can you sit yourself down for a rest
When you know that I’m trying my best
To dance with you, girl (get on up)
To dance with you, girl (get on up)

So get on up (get on up)
On the floor (get on up)
Get on up, now (get on up)
And dance some more (get on up)
Get on up (get on up)
Let’s boogaloo (get on up)
Get on up, now (get on up)
Just me and you (get on up)
[repeat chorus]

Da da da da da da

Hey you (get on up)
Over there (get on up)
Get on up, now (get on up)
Don’t go nowhere (get on up)
We gonna dance, dance, dance
We gonna dance, dance, dance
The boogaloo (get on up)
Too (get on up)

We’re gonna do the Monkey (the Philly Dog too)
We’re gonna do the Jerk (just me and you)
We’re gonna dance, dance, dance
We’re gonna Shing-a-ling
We’re gonna do the Thing
Tonight
Dit-dit-dit-do

So get on up (get on up)
And sock it to me (get on up)
Get on up (get on up)
And rock it to me (get on up)
So get on up (get on up)
And sock it to me (get on up)