Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck - Shake Your Money Maker (Live from Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010)




"Shake Your Moneymaker" or "Shake Your Money Maker" is a song recorded by Elmore James in 1961 that has become a blues standard. Inspired by earlier songs, it has been interpreted and recorded by several blues and other artists.

"Shake Your Moneymaker" is included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll" and in 2019, the Blues Foundation inducted it into the Blues Hall of Fame as a "Classic of Blues Recording".

Blues historian Gerard Herzhaft suggests that "Shake Your Moneymaker" is a variation on songs that have been traced back to Charlie Patton (1929 "Shake It and Break It") and Bukka White (1937 "Shake 'Em on Down"). However, the song has been also identified as an Elmore James "original".





Lyrics


Well, I got a girl, she lives upon the hill Well, I got a girl, she lives upon the hill Sometimes she won't, sometimes I think she will Got to shake your moneymaker

Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker

Oh, I love you baby, tell you the reason why I love you baby, tell you the reason why Every time you leave me, go a way down and die You got to shake your moneymaker

Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker

Oh, go on baby, go on back to school Oh, go on baby, go on back to school Well, your mama told me, nothing but a fool Got to shake your moneymaker

Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker Shake your moneymaker




Songwriters: Elmore James

Shake Your Money Maker lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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