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82 Feb '81 Hot 100

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[Big Bank Hank] Clap your hands everybody And everybody just clap your hands Ahh fly girls, clap your hands Ahh fly guys, clap your hands [Master G] Well if you're feeling alright and you think you're on [Wonder Mike] Ah-somebody let me know [Big Bank Hank] Well everybody in the place, put a whistle in your face [all three] Scream it out and say [whistle] yooooo, hit it! [Wonder Mike] You don't stop A-rock the rhythm that makes your finger pop I said ah, hip-hop, ah thanks a lot Ah c'mon everybody gimme what'cha got [Master G] I'm gonna tell you a little story about the Sugarhill Gang [all three] With the pow pow boogie and a big bang bang And if you wanna rap to the Sugarhill to the beat [all three] Gotta rap in the key of R-A-P Now that is over I'm ready to jam Want all you people, to clap your hands Tonight we're gon'-na, scream and shout We're gonna turn this motha -- sucka out To all of you people that are ready to jam Scream it out and say, I am! (I AM!) Some-body! (SOME-BODY!) Now you know you're hot [Master G] Ah see I met this girl and I said to her, 'Honey If you wanna be my baby you got ta gimme money!' Turned around, didn't mean no harm I knocked her out, with my vicious charm I said, 'No no baby it's not like that Ya see I'm all about makin' that cold cold cash' Started jivin' around, started messin' wit her head And next thing I know, she wanted to go to [whistle] But to turn me on, you got to be the best 'Cause I'm the Master G, I don't take no mess Like T-N-T, I'm dynamite Ya see I rock your body to the early light And when you wake up in the morning you'll see I'm gone And check it out girl, you're all alone 'Cause you just been hit by the Capricorn King I rocked you gentle, I rocked you/me I rocked you in and I rocked you out You made me scream but I made you shout [whistle]


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[Wonder Mike] Go dang diddy dang di-dang di-dang diggy diggy Dang diddy dang di-dang di-dang diggy diggy [Big Bank Hank] See it's up my back, it's around my neck Woo-HAH! Got them all in check See it's up my back, it's around my neck Woo-HAH! Got them all in check [all three] Ah let's scream, and let's shout And let's turn this function out And keep keep it on, but you don't rush Ah let's make this party the real Cold Crush Let's scream, and let's shout Ah let's turn this function out And keep keep it on, but you don't quit Let's make the party the sure [whistle] [Wonder Mike] Once upon a time not long ago Everybody had on their radio And then the fella came on with a groovy noise To put the wiggle in the women and girls and boys The word got around about three cool cats Who put the ?foot?, BACK, in the pack And let me tell you party people just who we be With the help of Big Bank and the Master G [BRIDGE] [Master G] So get up [Big Bank Hank] Throwdown [Wonder Mike] We're funkward bound [all three] Hey the Sugarhill Gang is in your town [Big Bank Hank] Now baby doll [Wonder Mike] And all you daddy-o's [all three] You better get ready to move your toes [Master G] So get up [Big Bank Hank] Throwdown [Wonder Mike] We're funkward bound [all three] Hey the Sugarhill Gang is in your town [Big Bank Hank] Now baby doll [Wonder Mike] And all you daddy-o's [all three] Scream it out and say yoooo, hit it! Shake it, but don't break it 'Cause I know we can make make it And if you're ready to party and you're dressed to kill Somebody say, Sugarhill! (SUGARHILL!) Sugarhill! (SUGARHILL!) [Wonder Mike] Ahh ahh, and let your worries take a chill pill You go ahh, ahh, ah ahh oh ooh [Big Bank Hank] Chicka-pow! Ha-ha-ha-ha-haa -- hoo hoo! (Hey could somebody turn their ?butt?) Shake your body down, chicka-pow! A get, a get, a get ready What you see is what you get And you ain't seen nothin' yet I don't think I'm bad don't box in no karate Just an MC to put the boogie in your body Go, back and forth then forth and back We're the Sugarhill Gang we take no slack Don't wear diamond rings or drive big cars But the people just treat us like movie stars [Master G] We go dang diddy dang di-dang di-dang diggy diggy Dang diddy dang di-dang di-dang diggy diggy Dang diddy dang di-dang di-dang diggy diggy Dang diddy dang di-dang di-dang diggy diggy [Big Bank Hank] It's up my back, it's around my neck Woo-HAH! Got them all in check See it's up my back, it's around my neck Woo-HAH! Got them all in check [all three] Ah let's scream, ah let's shout Ah let's turn this function out And keep keep it on, but you don't rush Let's make this party the real Cold Crush Let's scream, ah let's shout Ah let's turn this function out And keep keep it on, but you don't quit Ah let's make this party the sure [whistle] [Master G] Well I'm the Master G, and I'm the best All the ladies say my voice is rated X I'm a touch of lightning, a taste of fire Well I'm the Master G, and I'm your desire Young ladies, I said I rock the nation 'Cause I got my own, transportation I can rock just about, any age So let your fingers do the walkin' through the yellow page [BRIDGE] [all three] Shake it, ah don't break it 'Cause I know we can make make make it [Wonder Mike] You go ah, ahh, ah ah oh ooh And if you're ready to party and you're ready to jam Scream it out and say, I am! (I AM!) Some-body! (SOME-BODY!) Now you know you're hot You go ah, ahh, ah ah oh ooh (Say what?) [various] Shake your body down! Chicka-pow! Wooooooooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Ooooaaah ooooaaah! Ah huh hah hah! [Wolf whistle] I see you girl, c'mon wit it now I want to rock your world Get it, so get get it, get ready for this C'mon! Closer closer, ooooaaah ooooaaah! All the girls Aight baby I like to move it mama ahhahaha A-hah-hah-hah-haa Rrrrrrrrrrrrrah! C'mon, yeah, closer Wooo-hah! See that girl there? To the beat beat beat [Whistle] Ah hah hah [wolf whistle] Chicka-pow, ah huh huh huh huh huh, rrrrh, rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrah! There you go, hah hah hah! Ahh, ahh girl, yeah baby To rock your world, ooooaaah, ooooaaah Pick it up, bring it up get down Hoo, hah, hoo, hah Rrrrrrrrrrrrrah! They definitely gotta be groovin' now Aight baby I like to move it mama ahhahaha Say say say, ha ha Say the bass was in your face The hah's make you, made you rock 'Ello m'love can I have this dance y'know? Ahahahah-ha-hah We got the groove to make you move Oh me like it so, me like it so Sugarhill Sugarhill And you know that! Everywhere [Wolf whistle] Shake it up, shake it up

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