Shout and Shimmy (James Brown) Lois Music (BMI)

From the My Generation liner notes by Brian Cady:

Recorded April 12-14, 1965 at IBC Studios, London.

A cover of the song originally released by James Brown and the Famous Flames in July 1962 on both sides of the Atlantic. The Who's version appeared as the B-side of the European single of "My Generation." It was not released in the U.S. until Who's Missing in 1985. A stereo mix is available on My Generation: Deluxe Edition.

As with all the James Brown covers here, it was a staple of The Who's live act at the time but was dropped with the rest by 1966.

Live versions are available in The Kids Are Alright movie and the video Ready Steady Go! Vol. 2.

Do you feel alright? Well do you feel alright children? Do you feel alright?
You know you make me want to shout shimmy, oh yeah you gonna shout shimmy,
Oh yeah you gonna shout shimmy, oh yeah you gonna shout shimmy,
Oh yeah you know I walk up to the front, I try to do the flop,
I walk up to the back, and I move on side to side,
Then I stop, oh yeah and then I drop,
Oh yeah and then I drop, oh yeah and then I do a little thing ?????,
Do you feel alright? Do you feel so good? Do you feel so good?
Do you feel alright? Do you feel alright? Tell me now, tell me now,
Do you feel alright? Do you feel alright? Everybody do you feel so good?
You know I feel alright, you know you make me want to shout shimmy,
Oh yeah you gonna shout shimmy, oh yeah you gonna shout shimmy,
Oh yeah you gonna shout a little bit soft, shout a little bit quieter,
Shout a little bit soft, come on soft, shout a little bit soft,
A little bit soft, cool down, cool down, come on, cool it down,
I feel so good, I feel alright, drum on, drum on, drum on drummer,
Everybody everybody everybody clap your hands, come on clap your hands,
Clap your hands, a little bit harder, a little bit louder,
A little bit harder, a little bit louder, a little bit louder,
Come on and shout, everybody, come on and shout, come on and shout baby,
Come on and shout baby, do you feel alright? Do I feel so good?
Do you feel alright? Do I feel so good? Call a doctor, call a doctor,
Do you feel alright? Do you feel alright? Do you feel alright?
Do you feel alright? Do you feel alright?
You know I feel so good I'm gonna shout and shimmy all night,
I feel all, you know I feel alright.

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Source Length notes
Who's Missing 3:17
My Generation - Deluxe Edition 3:20
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