Please Don't Touch

Heath-Robinson, 1959.  Recorded: 18-04-59

Johnny Kidd (vocals) - Mike West, Tom Brown (backing Vocals) - Alan Caddy (lead) - Tony Doherty (rhythm) - Johnny Gordon (bass) - Ken McKay (drums)

The song that kicked it all off, full of energy and vitality and despite only reaching number 25 in the UK Top 30.  It still managed to spawn many cover versions, although a few less than its more famous sibling, "Shakin' All Over".  Kidd re-made the song for the aborted 1964 album.  (see also "Please Don't Touch" (version 2) - 1964)  N.B. Ken McKay was replaced during the session by Don Toye.

 

(E)     (E)

(Well (E)don't you touch me baby 'cos I (E)shake so much)
(Well
(E)don't you touch me baby 'cos I (E)shake so much)
Oh well there (E)ain't no other woman that (Am)makes me feel this (E)way     (E)
(E)When she comes around, well the (Am)folks ain't got a word to (E)say     (E)
(A)Please don't (E)touch, I (D)shake so (E)much
(A)Please don't (E)touch, I (D)shaaaa-(D)aaake so-o (E)much!     (E)

(Well (E)don't you touch me baby 'cos I (E)shake so much)
(Well
(E)don't you touch me baby 'cos I (E)shake so much)
Oh well I (E)get so nervous when I (Am)see her eyes that (E)shine     (E)
She (E)looks right through me and the (Am)chills go down my (E)spine     (E)
(A)Please don't (E)touch, I (D)shake so (E)much
(A)Please don't (E)touch, I (D)shaaaa-(D)aaake so-o (E)much!     (E7)

     Oh well I (A)don't know why she dug her (A)claws in me
     I (E)wanna be a bachelor, (E)fancy-free
     (A)Running from the preacher, boy, (A)what a relief
     I'm gonna (B)spend my life a-(B)-shakin' like a leaf, oh well

Re-(E)-membering the first time her (Am)ruby lips touched my (E)cheek     (E)
I (E)opened up my mouth but the (Am)rest of me guess couldn't (E)speak     (E)
(A)Please don't (E)touch, I (D)shake so (E)much
(A)Please don't (E)touch, I (D)shaaaa-(D)aaake so-o (E)much!     (E7)

(Well (E)don't you touch me baby 'cos I (E)shake so much)
Aw well, (E)come on baby, don't (E)want you to touch 'cos I (E)shake so much
Aw well, (E)come on baby, don't (E)want you to touch 'cos I (E)shake so much
(fade to end)

 
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