What's That Thing She's Shaking?

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What's That Thing She's Shaking?-Papa Charlie Jackson
G position, standard tuning
NOTE: Spoken passages are in parentheses.

(Yes, yes, yes. That remind me of years ago, when I wrote a little song they called "Shake That Thing". Friend of mine wrote me and asked me what was that thing that was shakin'. Folks, y'all know that I can't tell him what that thing that was shakin'. But I got a little song that'll give you an idea. Here I go.)

What's that thing that she's shakin'?
It is drivin' me wild
What's that thing that she's breakin'
In with a brand new style?
She don't shake her head, she don't shake her shoulders
She don't shake her knees, she don't shake her feet
Now, what's that thing that she's shakin'?
Certainly your shakin' is neat, I mean,
Certainly your shakin' is neat

What's that thing that she's shakin'?
I would like to know
What's that thing that she's shakin?
Tell me just before you go
Now, mama, don't you be so fast
But keep on a-shakin' 'til someone pass
Now, what's that thing that she's shakin'?
I would like to know, I mean,
Really would like to know

(Yes, yes, yes. Whatever that thing is she's shakin', she sure is doin' a dog with it. But I'll find out just before she go, what's that thing that she's shakin' so.)

What's that thing that she's shakin'?
I would like to know
What's that thing that she's breakin?
Tell me just before you go
She dance over here, she dance over there
She gets out, boys, she dance everywhere
Now, what's that thing that she's shakin'?
I would like to know, I mean,
Really would like to know

(Now, what's that thing that she's shakin'?
I would like to know, yeah!)
What's that thing that she's shakin'?
She's going to tell me just before she go
Now, mama, don't you get rough
But keep on a-shakin' and strut your stuff
Now, what's that thing that she's shakin'?
I would like to know, I mean,
We all would like to know

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