Marc Bolan (T. Rex) - Get It On (1971)

Marc Bolan (T. Rex) - Get It On (1971)





"Get It On" is a song by the British glam rock group T. Rex, featured on their 1971 album Electric Warrior. Written by frontman Marc Bolan, "Get It On" was the second chart-topper for T. Rex on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, it was retitled "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" to avoid confusion with a song of the same name by the group Chase.


Bolan claimed to have written the song out of his desire to record Chuck Berry's "Little Queenie", and said that the riff is taken from the Berry tune. In fact, a slightly edited line (And meanwhile, I'm still thinking) from "Little Queenie" is said at the fade of "Get It On".





Lyrics


Well you're dirty and sweet Clad in black don't look back and I love you You're dirty and sweet, oh yeah Well you're slim and you're weak You've got the teeth of the hydra upon you You're dirty sweet and you're my girl

Get it on, bang a gong, get it on Get it on, bang a gong, get it on

Well you're built like a car You've got a hubcap diamond star halo You're built like a car, oh yeah Well you're an untamed youth That's the truth with your cloak full of eagles You're dirty sweet and you're my girl

Get it on, bang a gong, get it on Get it on, bang a gong, get it on

Well you're windy and wild You've got the blues in your shoes and your stockings You're windy and wild, oh yeah Well you're built like a car You've got a hubcap diamond star halo You're dirty sweet and you're my girl

Get it on, bang a gong, get it on Get it on, bang a gong, get it on

Well you're dirty and sweet Clad in black, don't look back and I love you You're dirty and sweet, oh yeah Well you dance when you walk So let's dance, take a chance, understand me You're dirty sweet and you're my girl

Get it on, bang a gong, get it on Get it on, bang a gong, get it on (ow) Get it on, bang a gong, get it on (ow) (Get it on, mh)

Get it on, bang a gong, get it on Get it on, bang a gong, get it on Get it on, bang a gong, get it on Get it on, bang a gong, get it on

Take me For a meanwhile I'm still thinking



Songwriters: Marc Bolan Bang a Gong (Get It On) lyrics © Peermusic Publishing



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