Jump in the Line

Harry Belafonte

About Jump in the Line

"Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)" is a song sung by Harry Belafonte and composed by Lord Kitchener. The song is in quadruple time. It is a calypso song.


Year:
2000
3:47
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Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work your body line
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work it all the time

My girl's name is Senora
I tell you friends, I adore her
And when she dances, oh brother!
She's a hurricane in all kinds of weather

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Whoa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line, whoa!
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work your body line
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work it all the time

You can talk about Cha-Cha
Tango, Waltz, or the Rumba
Senora's dance has no title
You jump in the saddle
Hold on to de bridle

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Rock your body, child!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Somebody, help me!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Whoa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time (Whoa)
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work your body line (Yep)
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work it all the time

Senora, she's a sensation
The reason for aviation
And fellas, you got to watch it
When she wind up, she bottom,
She go like a rocket

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Hoist those guns a little higher!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Up the chimney!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Whoa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora
Shake your body line
Work, work, work, Senora
Work it all the time
Dance, dance, dance, Senora
Dance it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora
Work it all the time
Senora dances Calypso
Left to right is the tempo
And when she gets the sensation
She go up in the air, come down in slow motion

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Somebody, help me!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Ok, I believe you!
(Jump in the line, rock your body in time)
Whooooa!
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora!

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Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes and was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush Administration. more »

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Written by: Gabriel Oller, Harry Belafonte, Rafael Cairi Llama Deleon, Stevenson C Samuel

Lyrics © NEXT DECADE ENTERTAINMENT,INC.

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10 facts about this song

Song Category
"Jump in the Line" is a calypso song with a catchy tune and joyful rhythm. It was popularized mainly in English-speaking Western world by Harry Belafonte.
Creation
The song was originally composed by Trinidadian musician Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) in 1946, a prominent figure in Caribbean music.
Harry Belafonte's Version
Belafonte recorded and released this song in 1961 on the album "Jump Up Calypso," which became very popular in the United States.
Song Popularity
The song reached number 3 on Billboard's Top LP's chart in the U.S., showcasing the widespread popularity and positive reception of the song.
Award
The album "Jump Up Calypso," which features "Jump in the Line," earned a Grammy nomination for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1961.
Song Lyrics
The song lyrics narrate a story about a woman named Senora who enjoys dancing the rhumba, mamba, and samba. The song's chorus is an invitation to join the dance, hence the title "Jump in the Line."
Media Appearance
The song gained a lot of traction after being featured in the final scene of Tim Burton’s film "Beetlejuice" in 1988. The movie scene brought a second wave of popularity to the song.
Covers and Remixes
Several artists have performed covers and even mixed versions of the "Jump in the Line," such as Pitbull in 2012, who incorporated samples of the song in his track "Shake Senora."
Dance Influence
The infectious rhythm of "Jump in the Line" has made it a favorite for dance performances and competitions, particularly in Latin dance genres.
Cultural Impact
With its festive, lively rhythm hailing from the Caribbean, "Jump in the Line" has contributed to the global diffusion and appreciation of Calypso music.

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