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Posted by Warthog on January 08, 2004

In Reply to: Re: C'mon baby! posted by ESC on January 08, 2004

: : : : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "Let the good times roll"?

: : : I don't know for certain. But isn't it a Cajun thing?

: : : LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER -- Let the good times roll!

: : Did a quick Google - seems to have a delta blues and cajun background but the most famous instance I know of is the following much covered song :

: : C'mon Baby Let the Good Times Roll
: : Leonard Lee
: :
: : C'mon baby, let the good times roll
: : C'mon baby, let me thrill your soul
: : C'mon baby you're the best there is,
: : Roll all night long.

: : C'mon baby, let's close the door,
: : C'mon baby, let's ride some more,
: : C'mon baby, let the good times roll,
: : Roll all night long.

: : I feel so good when you're home.
: : Come on baby, let's ride some more
: : C'mon baby, rock me all night long!

: : C'mon baby, let's close the door
: : C'mon baby, let's ride some more
: : C'mon baby, let the good times roll,
: : Roll all night long.

: : C'mon baby, let the good times roll
: : C'mon baby, let me thrill your soul
: : C'mon baby you're the best there is,
: : Roll all night long.

: : C'mon baby, let's close the door
: : C'mon baby, let's ride some more
: : C'mon baby, let the good times roll,
: : Yeah, roll all night long.

: : Feels so good when you're home
: : Come on baby, rock me all night long!

: : C'mon baby, let's close the door
: : C'mon baby, let's ride some more
: : C'mon baby, let the good times roll,
: : Yeah, roll all night long.

: : I feel so good when you're home.
: : Come on baby, rock me all night long!

: : C'mon baby, let's close the door
: : C'mon baby, let's ride some more
: : C'mon baby, let the good times roll,
: : Yeah, roll all night long.

: : Roll all night long,
: : Roll all night long.
: :

: Sounds like a plan.

I think Status Quo used to incorporate it into a medley back in the 70s - the lyrics above were taken from a Janis Joplin page as it was in her repertoire too.

For some reason, I keep thinking that Zeppelin may have used it too.

whilst on the 70s wasn't Mott the Hoople's "Roll away the Stone" rather a good track - even if Curtis Mayfield's "Move on up" is a contender for all-time best single...