I Dig Rock and Roll Music

by Count Basie

William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and improvised to accompany silent…




I dig Rock and Roll music and I love to get the chance to play. 
(And sing it)
I figure it's about the happiest sound goin' down today.
The message may not move me or mean a great deal to me,
But hey! it feels so groovy to say:

I dig the Mamas and the Papas at "The Trip," Sunset Strip in L.A.
And they got a good thing goin' when the words don't get in the way.
And when they're really wailing, Michelle and Cass are sailin'.
Hey! they really nail me to the wall.

I dig Donovan in a dream-like, tripped out way
His crystal images tell you 'bout a brighter day
And when the Beatles tell you
They've got a word "love" to sell you
They mean exactly what they say

I dig Rock and Roll music I could really get it on in that scene.
I think I could say somethin' if you know what I mean
But if I really say it, the radio won't play it
Unless I lay it between the lines!

Written by: DAVE DIXON, JAMES MASON, NOEL PAUL STOOKEY

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