Barefootin'

Robert Parker

About Barefootin'

"Barefootin'" is a 1965 song performed by Robert Parker. "Barefootin'" was arranged and produced by Wardell Quezergue in 1965. Parker's record label, Nola Records, claimed that the record sold over one million copies.


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Everybody get on your feet
You make me nervous when you in your seat
Take off your shoes and pat your feet
We're doin' a dance that can't be beat

We're barefootin', we're barefootin'
We're barefootin', we're barefootin'

Went to a party the other night
Long tall Sally was out of sight
Threw way her wig, and her high sneakers too
She did a dance without any shoes

She was barefootin', she was barefootin'
She was barefootin', she was barefootin'

Hey, little gal with the red dress on
I bet you can barefoot all night long
Take off your shoes and throw them away
Come back and get them another day

We're barefootin', we're barefootin'
We're barefootin', we're barefootin'
We're barefootin', we're barefootin'
Every body take of your shoes, gonna dance with it

Lil John Henry he said to Sue,
If I was barefootin' would you barefoot too
Sue told John, "I'm thirty two,
I've been barefootin' ever since I was two

We barefootin' we barefootin'
We barefootin' we barefootin'
Every body take of your shoes, gonna dance with it
We barefootin' we barefootin'
We barefootin' we barefootin'
We barefootin' we barefootin'

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Robert Parker

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12 facts about this song

Song Origin
"Barefootin'" was released by American R&B singer, Robert Parker in 1966.
Chart Performance
The song was a major hit and made it to the number 2 spot on the U.S. R&B chart. On the Billboard Hot 100, it reached number 7.
Composer Info
Robert Parker wrote "Barefootin'" along with the producer Wardell Quezergue.
Song Genre
"Barefootin'" falls under the genres of Rhythm and Blues (R&B) and Soul music.
Notable Covers
Several artists have covered "Barefootin'" over the years, including Wilson Pickett, Johnny Rivers, Aaron Neville, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Pete Townshend.
Song in Popular Culture
The song has been featured in multiple films such as "The Big Easy" (1987), "Hairspray" (1988), "My Best Friend is a Vampire" (1988), and "RocketMan" (2019). It also appeared in the UK television series, "Heartbeat."
Album Inclusion
"Barefootin'" was also included in Robert Parker's "Barefootin'" album released in 1966.
Legacy
It is considered one of the classic hits in the Rhythm and Blues genre.
Live Performances
Robert Parker frequently performed "Barefootin'" in his live performances until his retirement.
Song Recording
Despite its success, "Barefootin'" was recorded in just one take. This shows the professionalism and natural talent of Robert Parker.
Recognition
"Barefootin'" was recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.
Song Inspiration
The song was reportedly inspired by people who danced without shoes on New Orleans' Bourbon Street.

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