Lewis Boogie

Jerry Lee Lewis

About Lewis Boogie

"Lewis Boogie" is a song written by Jerry Lee Lewis in 1956 and released as a single in June 1958 on Sun Records, Sun 301, backed with "The Return of Jerry Lee". The recording was reissued in 1979 as a 7" 45 single as Sun 29 as part of the Sun Golden Treasure Series. The song was also released in the UK and Canada as a single.


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My name is Jerry Lee Lewis, come from Louisiana
I'm gonna do you a little boogie on this here piano
Doing mighty fine, I'm gonna make you shake it
I'll make you do it and make you do it until you break it
It's called the Lewis boogie, in the Lewis way
Lord, I do my little boogie woogie every day

Well, down in New Orleans, the land of dreams
The best doggone place, son, you have ever seen
The cats go wild, do a boogie that's hot
My boogie woogie makes you want to stop and do the bop
It's called the Lewis boogie, in the Lewis way
Lord, I do my little boogie woogie every day

Oh, boy!

Well, now let's cruise on down to old Memphis town
That's where that Presley boy said you ain't nothing but a hound
But now you take my boogie, it keeps you in the groove
Then your sacroiliac begins to shiver and a move
It's called the Lewis boogie, in the Lewis way
Lord, I do my little boogie woogie every day

Oh, boogie woogie
When your hips start rockin'
And your knees start knockin'
Lewis boogie, Lewis way
Lord, I do my little boogie woogie every day

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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname "The Killer". more »

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10 facts about this song

Song Origin
"Lewis Boogie" was written and performed by Jerry Lee Lewis in 1957. The song is self-referential, citing Lewis's own name in the lyrics.
Genre Classification
The song is a fusion of Rock and Roll and Country music, with Jerry Lee Lewis's unique piano boogie-woogie style shining through.
Album Information
"Lewis Boogie" was released as part of Jerry Lee Lewis's self-titled debut album issued on the Sun Record Company label in 1958.
Rockabilly Influence
With its high energy performance and frenetic piano playing, "Lewis Boogie" firmly falls into the Rockabilly subgenre of rock and roll, a genre that Jerry Lee Lewis helped popularize.
Notable Line
A stand-out line in the song is "I bang on the piano and I do pretty well", a nod to Lewis's aggressive, pounding piano-playing style that became his signature move.
Sun Records
Lewis recorded "Lewis Boogie" along with his other early hits at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. The record label is famed for discovering several influential rock and roll artists in the 1950s including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins.
Music Popularity
The song didn't chart upon its initial release, however, it has remained a favorite among Jerry Lee Lewis fans, and is regularly included in his live performances.
Biographical Film
"Lewis Boogie" was notably featured in the 1989 biographical film 'Great Balls of Fire!' based on Lewis's life. The song was performed by actor Dennis Quaid, who portrayed Lewis in the film.
Artist Ranking
Jerry Lee Lewis, known as "The Killer", is often ranked among the top artists in the rock and roll genre. He is famous for his energy on stage, his controversial personal life, and hits like "Great Balls of Fire", in addition to "Lewis Boogie".
Musicians' Growth
"Lewis Boogie" can be seen as a reflection of Lewis's growth as a musician, from playing piano in his family's home in Louisiana to performing on stages around the world. The song showcases not only his piano skills, but also his distinctive, energetic vocal style.

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