Fleetwood Mac — Rattlesnake Shake
Album: Then Play On
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Released: 1969
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Baby, if you got to rock
I got to be your rockin' horse
Baby, think you'd like to roll
Make me your diggin' mole
They're shakin' the world
When it's time to crash
But when I get home tonight
I guess I got to shake myself

You need some love
You must have the blues
Ain't but the one thing
A good man can do
He do the shake
The rattlesnake shake
Man, do the shake
Yes, and jerk away the blues
Now, jerk it

Now, I know this guy
His name is Mick
Now, he don't care when he ain't got no chick
He do the shake
The rattlesnake shake
Yes, he do the shake
And jerks away the blues
Now, jerk it
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 On_The_Beach wrote:
The songwriter seems to be very much in touch with himself.

 
He does seem very happy with himself.  Or self-gratified, if you will.  Or perhaps just wants to be.
I would imagine once women joined the band this sort of thing ceased
{#Devil_pimp}zesty !
The songwriter seems to be very much in touch with himself.


incredible song from a truly great album...  love it...

 
 mandolin wrote:
...when will this brilliant album get a proper CD release?..

...i mean, it's only been 25 years since this substandard master thrown together in half-considered haste just to get something out the door in support of a brand-new format...

 
Why couldn't they have done it right at the time?  They put out so many CDs in a hurry without much care to the final product.  Second and third-generation masters, etc.


Great song from a great album.  Probably their best.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this classic song!

 
 PeeBee wrote:
Yessss...hissss!
 

Love thissss ssssong ssssoooo much!

 

Yessss...hissss!

 
romeotuma wrote:


Yessss...  what a brilliant classic...  love it...

 
 




Yessss...  what a brilliant classic...  love it...

 


We be slow dancing...  love it...

 
 That_SOB wrote:


 Or perhaps the dregs of being without a shaker. . . .
 

"When I get home at night, I guess I got to shake myself..."

"I know this guy; his name is Mick...  now he don't care when he ain't got no chick...  he do the shake, the rattlesnake shake...  yes he do the shake and jerks away the blues..."


This song is awesome...  love it...

 


 Land_Shark wrote:
And here I thought this was ZZ Top at first listen ... who woulda thunk it?
 
Would be interesting to hear their take on the tune.

 romeotuma wrote:

This song celebrates the joys of masturbation...  great song...

 

 Or perhaps the dregs of being without a shaker. . . .
An all-around great album.
 audiophelia wrote:
Peter Green makes everything soooooo much better! Shame.
 


True... this really is a fantastic song...



Peter Green makes everything soooooo much better! Shame.


soooo groovy...  we be figuratively dancing...