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Rip It Up Lyrics

Artist: Little Richard
Album: Rip It Up

Rip It Up

-Artist: Little Richard from "Little Richard-King Of Rock 'n' Roll"
-TVP Records TVP 1026
-peak Billboard position # 17 in 1956
-Words and Music by Robert A. Blackwell and John S. Marascaico


Saturday night and I just got paid
I'm a fool about my money, don't try to save.
My heart says "go go, have a time"
Saturday night and I'm feelin' fine.

I'm gonna rock it up, *whoo*
Rip it up
I'm gonna shake it up
Gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rock it
And ball tonight.

Well almost 'bout ten I'll be flying high
I'll rock on out unto the sky
I don't care if I spend my dough
Tonight I'm gonna be one happy soul

I'm gonna rock it up, *whoo*
Rip it up
I'm gonna shake it up
Gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rock it
And ball tonight, ("aww"-scream)



Saturday night and I just got paid
I'm a fool about my money, don't try to save.
My heart says "go go, have a time"
Saturday night and I'm feelin' fine.

I'm gonna rock it up, *whoo*
Rip it up
Gonna shake it up
Gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rock it
And ball tonight.

Well almost 'bout ten I'll be flying high
I'm gonna rock on out unto the sky
I don't care if I spend my dough
Tonight I'm gonna be one happy soul

I'm gonna rock it up, *whoo*
Gonna rip it up
I'm gonna shake it up
Gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rock it
And ball tonight.

Well, it's Saturday night and I just got paid
I'm a fool about my money, don't try to save.
My heart says "go go, have a time"
Saturday night and I'm feelin' fine

FADE
I'm gonna rock it up
I'm gonna rip it up

*whoo* = Little Richard's trademark scream which is almost impossible to spell


Transcribed by Robin Hood

These lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
and do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheet
music, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets.

Comments/Interpretations

by nick on 6/16/2008 6:26pm
very helpful... for years never could figure out " gonna rock on out unto the sky"...thanks
by mike lechmann on 7/25/2009 7:49pm
Did "ball" mean something different in the 50's?
by Big Jim on 8/1/2009 11:16am
Yes it meant "party" in the real sense.. Nothing sexual was intended.
by Shay on 10/12/2009 1:01pm
I'm sorry but it's just to obvious with lil richard I mean to each their own but the man was telling the world he like long tall sally! Duh?
by Jyssica on 5/11/2010 8:58am
I personally don't get this song. I have to sing it for my Rock of Ages class, and I don't understand the meaning. I just need to write about it as well as sing it :)
by ron m on 3/18/2013 12:53am
classic.
by jijiijki on 4/20/2013 1:40am
this is the version of elvis presely losers








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