Shake (Yo Mama)

Lyrics: Luther Dickinson/North Mississippi Allstars
Music: Luther Dickinson/North Mississippi Allstars

Played by Luther Dickinson with Phil Lesh & Friends in April 2013. The title is variously given as "Shake", "Shake (Yo Mama)", "Shake Your Mama" and "Shake What Your Mama Gave You" and "Shake 'Em Down".

Tell you about a thing
That's been passed down
Grandma taught baby girl how to shake 'em down
Gonna shake 'em down, girl
Gonna shake 'em down
Gonna shake 'em down, girl
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you

The barnyard pimp
Crazy about that thing
Lord, she shake it like she cut the pigeon wing
Cut the pigeon wing, Lord
Cut the pigeon wing
Cut the pigeon wing, Lord
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you

At the pearly gates
Begging for to pass
Girl, you better shake it like it's gonna save your ass
Gonna save your ass, girl
Gonna save your ass
Gonna save your ass, girl
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you

Hate's in the graveyard
Angels on high
Well we gonna keep 'em shaking in the by and by
In the by and by, Lord
In the by and by
In the by and by, Lord
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you
Shake what your mama gave you
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2008 Hernando North Mississippi Allstars