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Little Egypte

COVERED BY ELVIS

little egypt ( Ying-Yang )
keep on rolling


recording date elvis: Monday 2 march 1964
first release: on audio album roustabout ( november 1964 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 2999


originally by: The Coasters

recording date: 9 february 1961
originally written by:
jerry leiber,mike stoller
catalognumber: 45 6192
label: atco records



The Coasters, one of THE groups of the 50s and early 60s, recorded many Leiber and Stoller numbers. "Girls! Girls! Girls!" was another Leiber and Stoller number that both the Coasters and Elvis recorded.
The Coasters were formed in 1955 around two former members of the Robins, Carl Gardner and Bobby Nunn. Atlantic Records teamed up Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller with the Coasters and this resulted in numerous successes in the latter part of the 1950s and early 1960s, one of which was the Coasters original 1961 recording of Leiber and Stoller's "Little Egypt," which was released as a single on Atco 6192 in 1961, subtitled "Ying-Yang."


Little Egypte
performed by:
The Coasters

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I went and bought myself a ticket and I sat down in the very first row
They pulled the curtain but then when they turned the spotlight way down low
Little Egypt came out a-struttin' wearin' nothin' but a button and a bow
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She had a ruby on her tummy and a diamond big as Texas on her toe
She let her hair down and she did the hoochie-coochie real slow
When she did her special number on the zebra skin I thought she'd stop the show
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She did her triple somersault and when she hit the ground
She winked at the audience and then she turned around
She had a picture of a cowboy tatooed on her spine
Said, Phoenix, Arizona 1949

Yeh, let me tell you people Little Egypt doesn't dance there anymore
She's too busy mopping and a-takin' care of shopping at the store
'Cos we've got seven kids and all day long they crawl around the floor
Singing ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying



Little Egypte
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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I went and bought myself a ticket and I sat down in the very first row
They pulled the curtain but then when they turned the spotlight way down low
Little Egypt came out a-struttin' wearin' nothin' but a button and a bow
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She had a ruby on her tummy and a diamond big as Texas on her toe
She let her hair down and she did the hoochie-coochie real slow
When she did her special number on the zebra skin I thought she'd stop the show
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She did her triple somersault and when she hit the ground
She winked at the audience and then she turned around
She had a picture of a cowboy tatooed on her spine
Said, Phoenix, Arizona 1949

Yeh, let me tell you people Little Egypt doesn't dance there anymore
She's too busy mopping and a-takin' care of shopping at the store
'Cos we've got seven kids and all day long they crawl around the floor
Singing ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying



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