Boppin' the Blues

Carl Perkins

About Boppin' the Blues

"Boppin' the Blues" is a 1956 song written by Carl Perkins and Howard "Curley" Griffin and released as a single on Sun Records in May 1956. The single was released as a 45 and 78, Sun 243, backed with "All Mama's Children", a song co-written by Perkins with Sun labelmate Johnny Cash. The single reached no. 9 on the Billboard country and western chart, no. 47 on the Cashbox pop singles chart, and no. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. The single was also released in Canada on the Quality label as #1570. The record was reissued in 1984 on the Collectables label on the Back to Back Hit Series featuring Sun Records as 3090 and on the Sun Golden Treasure Series in 1979 as Sun 9. Griffin was a singer and disc jockey from Jackson, Tennessee, who also recorded rock and roll songs on the Atomic Records label from 1955 to 1957, such as "Got Rockin' On My Mind", Atomic 305, released in 1957. Griffin also co-wrote "Dixie Fried" with Perkins in 1956. 


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Well, all my friends are boppin' the blues
It must be going 'round
All my friends are boppin' the blues
It must be going 'round
I love you baby, but I must be rhythm bound

Well, the doctor told me, Carl you don't need no pill
Yeah, the doctor told me, boy you don't need no pill
Just a handful of nickels
The jukebox will cure your ill

Well, all my friends are boppin' the blues
It must be going 'round
All them cats is boppin' the blues
It must be going 'round
I love you baby, I must be rhythm bound

Well, the old cat bug bit me, man I don't feel no pain
Yeah, that jitterbug caught me, man I don't feel no pain
I still love you baby
But I'll never be the same

I said, all my friends are boppin' the blues
It must be going 'round
All my friends are boppin' the blues
It must be going 'round
I love you baby, but I must be rhythm bound
(Get it cats, let's rock)

Well, all my friends are boppin' the blues
It must be going 'round
All them cats is boppin' the blues
It must be going 'round
I love you baby, but I must be rhythm bound

Well, grandpa done got rhythm
And he threw his crutches down
Oh, the old boy done got rhythm and blues
And he threw that crutches down
Grandma he ain't triflin'
Well, the old boy's rhythm bound

All them cats is rockin' the blues
And it must be going 'round
All my friends are boppin' the blues
And it must be going 'round
I love you baby, I must be rhythm bound
(Bop, cat, bop!)

Rock, bop, rhythm and blues
Rock, bop, rhythm and blues
Rock, rock, rhythm and blues, bop!
Rock, bop, rhythm and blues
Rhythm and blues, it must be going 'round

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Carl Perkins

Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning during 1954. His best known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". more »

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