It will stand

I renamed my musical blog to “It will stand”. Of course, this is a tribute to the song of the same name by the Showmen (1961).

The song was also featured in Lambert’s post about the music of 1961.

It Will Stand

Rock Roll, Rock Roll

You take some music, music
Sweet flowin’ music
Some movin’ and groovin’
Rock and roll will stand

Take some heart beats drum beats
Finger poppin’ and stompin’ feet
Little dances that look so neat
You see why it will stand

Some folks don’t understand it
That’s why they don’t demand it
They’re out tryn’ to end it
Forgive them for they know not what they’re doin’

Don’t nick name it
You might as well claim it
It swept this whole wide land
Rock and roll forever will stand

Hear those sax blowin’
Sharp as lightnin’
Hear those drums beat
Loud as thunder

Some folks don’t understand it
That’s why they don’t demand it
They’re out tryin’ to end it
Forgive them for they know not what they’re doin’

Don’t you rename it
You might as well claim it
It will be here for ever and ever
Ain’t gonna fade
Never no never

It swept this whole wide land
Sinking deep in the heart of man
Come on boy join our clan
Come on boy take my hand
Come on boy be a man
‘Cause rock and roll will stand

Let’s do it all over again
I feel good let’s do it again
It’ll be here for ever and ever
Ain’t gonna fade
Never, no never…to fade

Written by General Norman Johnson.
Produced by Allan Toussaint.
Minit 632; made Billboard #61

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