Hey Pocky Way

Lyrics: Modeliste,Neville,Nocentelli,Porter/Traditional
Music: Modeliste,Neville,Nocentelli,Porter/Traditional

Sung by Brent Mydland with the Grateful Dead.

Little bitty boy, with a heart of steel
You know you can't boogie now, but your sister sure will
Feel good music in your soul
Makes your body wanna rock, wanna rock 'n' roll

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way

Lie back grooving in your car
Makes no difference who or where you are
Feel good music in your soul
Makes your body wanna, wanna rock 'n' roll

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way

Lie back grooving in your car
Makes no difference who or where you are
Feel good music in your soul
Makes your body wanna rock 'n' roll

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way

[etc]
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
      3 Oct 1987 View From The Vault III (DVD & CD soundtrack)
     31 Mar 1989 So Many Roads (1965-1995)
     21 Mar 1990 Spring 1990 (The Other One)
     28 Mar 1990 Spring 1990 (The Other One)
     22 Jul 1990 All The Year's Combine (DVD bonus disc)

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

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Other Dead-related Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2001 Blues Tribute To The Grateful Dead Various (Full House Blues Band)
      2006 With A Large Slice Of Love The Sandwich Man (Dark Star Orchestra)
     12 Jul 2012 Live At The Iridium Donna Jean Godchaux Band

Origins
The original recording was by the Meters, who adapted it from New Orleans Indian street chants.

The lyrics of the Meters version are:
Little bitty boy, with a heart of steel
You can't boogie now, but your sister sure will
Feel good music, I've been told
Good for your body, and it's good for your soul
Gonna do it now

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way

Lie back grooving, riding in your car
Makes no difference where you are
Feel good music in your soul
Makes your body do a slow boogie roll
Let me hear you say

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way

Big chief
Spy Boy
Uptown ruler

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way

Huh
Big chief
Keep on grooving
Keep on getting

Lie back grooving, riding in your car
Makes no difference where you are
Feel good music, I've been told
Good for your body, and it's good for your soul
Gonna get it now

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, Pocky Way

Uptown ruler
Bayou on the bayou
Everybody sing
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, Pocky Way
Hey, Pocky Way

Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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