Jump In the Line – Song Lyric Sunday

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Jump In the Line – Song Lyric Sunday

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that has ‘jump/hop/ leap/spring’ in the title or lyrics.  Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/03/20/stretch-my-legs/

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This is a fun little song which I like a lot. I first heard it on the movie, Beetlejuice. It however got it’s start back in 1952. Several people recorded it before Harry Belafonte did is version. Since then it has been recorded many times by many other people, and is included in lots of movies.

Here is an article telling more about it:

https://wiki2.org/en/Jump_in_the_Line_(Shake,_Senora)

Perhaps its most memorable appearance is in the 1988 Tim Burton comedy horror film Beetlejuice during the climax. This occurrence would later resurface in the Broadway musical stage adaptation in 2019 as the finale.

“Jump In the Line”, by Harry Belafonte, was released from his album, “Jump Up Calypso”, in 1961. It was written by Lord Kitchener, and is on the RCA Victor label.

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Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work your body line
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work it all the time

My girl’s name is Senora
I tell you friends, I adore her
And when she dances, oh brother!
She’s a hurricane in all kinds of weather

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Whoa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line, whoa!
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work your body line
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work it all the time

You can talk about Cha-Cha
Tango, Waltz, or the Rumba
Senora’s dance has no title
You jump in the saddle
Hold on to de bridle

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Rock your body, child!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Somebody, help me!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Whoa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time (Whoa)
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work your body line (Yep)
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work it all the time

Senora, she’s a sensation
The reason for aviation
And fellas, you got to watch it
When she wind up, she bottom,
She go like a rocket

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Hoist those guns a little higher!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Up the chimney!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Whoa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora
Shake your body line
Work, work, work, Senora
Work it all the time
Dance, dance, dance, Senora
Dance it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora
Work it all the time
Senora dances Calypso
Left to right is the tempo
And when she gets the sensation
She go up in the air, come down in slow motion

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Somebody, help me!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Whooooa!
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora!

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Lyrics found on Songfacts

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© 2021 BS

18 responses »

  1. My Mom taught us that song…it was a favorite of hers and my Aunts and Uncles. It’s funny because of that I thought of it as an ‘old ‘ person’s song. Kids! Still, this is such a fun song to sing and make up your own dances to.

    • Thanks, Anita! How fun to have enjoyed this song since you were little. It is such a catchy song it’s almost impossible to sit still while hearing it. Neat that you’d make up some dance moves, too. 🙂

    • Thanks, Melanie! Same here, first hearing it on the Beetlejuice move. Great song along with the Banana Boat song! That was such a good movie, the whole thing. 🙂

  2. Nice choice Barbara. I read that Harry Belafonte said that this song is about shedding light on the prostitution that was being done for all of the tourist boats coming to “enjoy” the amenities of their Caribbean cruise!

    • Thanks, Jim! Oh my word! I had no idea about what he’d said about the song. Oh well, sure is a lively song to get us moving around. Glad you like it, too. Thanks for the fun prompt words – so many choices! 🙂

    • Thanks, Janet! I really liked the movie, too. First time I’d heard this song was then. Well, the whole movie was good with some good songs. Glad you enjoyed hearing it again, too. 🙂

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