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Posted by Warthog on January 08, 2004

In Reply to: Cunning Plans posted by Warthog 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...

Forgot to mention in my ramblings on "Let the good times roll" similar song, different lyrics - main man Jimi Hendrix.