Born To Boogie - Song Lyrics

  • Originally performed by Hank Williams Jr (born Randall Hank Williams Jr 5/26/49 in Shreveport Louisiana)
  • A #1 smash country hit from 1987
  • The album by the same name reached #28 on the pop album charts

Well my momma met my daddy down in Alabam,
They tied the knot so here I am,
Born on the bayou on the Texas line,
Lovin' Louisiana, raised on Jambolaya.

Well before I could walk I had a guitar in my hand,
By the time I could talk I had my own band.
I went on the road when I was eight years old,
When I turned fifteen I was stealin' the show.
Money to burn and the girls were pretty,
Didn't take me long to learn that I was born to boogie.

When I was eighteen I went to Hollywood,
I met a Elvis and Marilyn and Johnny B. Good.
Got my guitar painted as the California sun,
My big Cadillac havin' too much fun.

Now we were playin them halls and jammin' then,
And we moved it over to MGM,
They said this is the boy we've been tellin' you about,
He lit a cigar and he stuck his hand out.

He said son have we got a deal for you,
I'm gonna make you a star and give ya fifty thousand too,
I told him my momma didn't raise no fool,
I'll take your money, I'll make your movie,
I can tell you right now I was born to boogie.

Well my name is Bocephus I drink whisky by the gallon,
And I never back down and I love a good challenge.
What I do now is what I did then,
I like to get down with all my rowdy friends.

Now I can be sweet and I can be mean,
I still got my hat and I still work my jeans,
My shades are chrome my guitar steel,
If you think I won't, then believe me I will,
Get down you baby 'cause I ain't no rookie,
I was boogyin' to party and I was born to boogie!

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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