Cochran, Eddie - Skinny Jim Lyrics




Well, I know a guy who's bone and skin
Everybody raving about Skinny Jim
Skinny Jim, ooh man, Skinny Jim
Oh, yes yes yes, all the gals love him
Skinny Jim

Well, I went to a party and met Skinny Jim
My baby came with me but she left with him
Skinny Jim, ooh man, Skinny Jim
Mmm, yes, yes, yes, all the gals love him
Skinny Jim

Well, Jim got charm, he got class
All the women love him, oh yes, yes, yes
Skinny Jim, ooh man, Skinny Jim
Oh, yes, yes, yes, all the gals love him
Skinny Jim

Be-bop-a-lula, Skinny Jim
Be-bop-a-lula, Skinny Jim
Be-bop-a-lula, Skinny Jim
Be-bop-a-lula, Skinny Jim
Yes, yes, yes, all the gals love him
Skinny Jim

Well, I went to a party and met Skinny Jim
My baby came with me but she left with him
Skinny Jim, ooh man, Skinny Jim
Mmm, yes, yes, yes, all the gals love him
Skinny Jim

Well, Jim got charm, he got class
All the women love him, oh yes, yes, yes
Skinny Jim, ooh, man, Skinny Jim
Oh, yes, yes, yes, all the gals love him, Skinny Jim

One more time

Be-bop-a-lula, Skinny Jim
Be-bop-a-lula, Skinny Jim
Be-bop-a-lula, Skinny Jim
Be-bop-a-lula, Skinny Jim
Yes, yes, yes, all the gals love him
Skinny Jim





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  1. JC Mills

    did he imitate elvis or vice versa? did either have their style independent of the other?

    soundeagle

    Elvis gravitated more to Hollywood and the rich people, while Eddie's thing was to relate to teenagers and working people of the time.

  2. splinterbyrd

    80 this year.....

  3. Miss Holley King

    LOVED playing this today on my radio show!

  4. aimon1er

    A tribute to Gene Vincent "Be-bop-a-lula skinny Gene" !

  5. Bianca Bagnolet

    c'est fantastique j'adore merci 👍

  6. Mario Vercillo

    Love Cochran, and love Rockabilly, but never understood how people from the north became rockabilly
    artists?

    Mr. Soul '69

    No geographical border can contain the allure of rockabilly music...that's how.

  7. JerryJimmson

    Who compares Elvis and Eddie, is a fucking son of a bitch and has no idea about Music!

  8. rosendito

    Great tune. Guybo thumpin' that bass.

  9. Tad Somato

    Eddie lives!

  10. alejandro

    Skinny Jim song 1956

  11. Dane Logan

    Eddie and Gene are my fave rockabilly artists

  12. HarryWebb46

    Eddie's first solo recording 1956

  13. Nigel Wilson

    Eddie Cochran - Skinny Jim one cool tune love it

  14. BILLY-ROCK-A

    50´s punk....

  15. Apocalypse Skum

    420th like...smoke up.

  16. Dominique Faraut

    Eddie & Gene ......Forever The Best Rock'N'Roll Singers ..........Rock'N'Roll Will Live Now , Always & Forever !

  17. Linda Hudspeth

    Eddie's Photo do not do him justice , so much better looking inperson

  18. Linda Hudspeth

    This guy can sang anything

  19. Daniel M. Clarke

    the greatest

  20. Linda Hudspeth

    Eddie 's talent was so Grand no one like him.

  21. TheSmithChannel

    he's the best if he dident die in 1960 he probably would of been more famous then mabey Elvis he was a good singer

    Josef K

    He's great but there was a 0% chance of him becoming more famous than Elvis.

  22. Chris Green

    The piano overdub, and probably drums, on the other version of this song was done by Eddie, who was an early experimenter with overdubbing and multi-tracking. (info from the Eddie Cochran Wikipedia entry.)

  23. Rizky Aditya Nugraha

    >>>>>>>> ROCKABILLY INDONESIA! <<<<<<<

  24. Gabriel Onclegab

    Eddie rules!

  25. Jimmie Phillips

    My song, Except I go by Slim Jim ;) 

  26. Taste the Radium

    Skinny Jim musta been a real hottie.

  27. Loyd Atwood

    "The phrase "Be-Bop-A-Lula" is almost identical to "Be-Baba-Leba", the title of a # 3 R&B chart hit for Helen Humes in 1945, which became a bigger hit when recorded by Lionel Hampton as "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop." This phrase, or something very similar, was widely used in jazz circles in the 1940s, giving its name to the bebop style, and possibly being ultimately derived from the shout of "Arriba! Arriba!" used by Latin American bandleaders to encourage band members."

  28. Michigan16

    He's great :)

  29. countrychess

    Mes premiers pas dans le R n R in 1974

  30. TEXASFENDERBENDER

    Eddie at his best: Flat Wreckin it!!

  31. patrick buhour

    LE TALENT BRUT !

  32. Jamesyboy1808

    Eddie u will never die, god bless.

  33. Johan Capiau

    I LOVE THIS MUSIC
    GOOGLE =JOHAN CAPIAU
    OR ROCKING CAPJO

  34. horarwgt

    This great track never made the pop singles charts for Eddie -- probably due to the poor idstribution Crest Records suffered from at that time. Things improved when he signed with Liberty and recorded his most famous works. But "Skinny Jim" -- with or without the later overdubsd -- SHOULD have been a massive hit.

  35. My car's on fire!

    This is the exact same version as the one with the wild piano and drums. They were dubbed later on, but I don't know if it was done during Eddie's lifetime. You can tell because on both versions the vocals are exactly the same including his messing up one of the "bebopalula Skinny Jim" lines he rushed.

  36. My car's on fire!

    That's not enough. Add 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars!

  37. marok1935

    This isnt the best version of this song ,by a long shot. Eddie does a much faster version with more piano on other records.

  38. Mazda Girl

    "Be Bop A Lula" did well saleswise and "Skinny Jim" tanked. It should've been a huge hit! EDDIE COCHRAN FOREVER!!!

  39. FS64

    Hello squirrelnutcased, Gene Vincent wrote Be-Bop-A-Lula in 1956 and recorded it 04. May 1956 in Nashville (Tennessee) together with Woman Love and it came out 02. June 1956 as B-Side on Gene Vincents first single Woman Love. Eddie Cochrans single Skinny Jim and Half Loved - CREST Records 1026 - came out July 1956. Hope that this information will help you.
    Best regards
    fus1964
    30. March 2009

  40. AjaxEddiefan

    Classic Eddie ushering in rock with ATTITUDE!!! You can have his Elvis-apeing ballads. Liberty Records missed the boat casting Eddie as both a rocker and a crooner, but, in fairness to Liberty, hindsight is pretty accurate 50 years later!

  41. A.C. Acquafondata

    Which came first? Gene's Be Bop a Lula or this? Anybody know?

  42. A.C. Acquafondata

    i love how he kinda messes up at 0:57 this is real music right here folks