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Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Tree)

Album This song officially appears on the Live At The BBC Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1994

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Nothin’ Shakin’ (But the Leaves on the Trees)” is a song written by Eddie Fontaine, Cirino Colacrai, Diane Lampert and John Gluck, Jr., and first released by Eddie Fontaine in 1958.

It has been covered by Billy “Crash” Craddock, Dr. Feelgood, Billy Fury, Linda Gail Lewis, and others.

The Beatles version

The Beatles recorded the song (as “Nothin’ Shakin’“) on 10 July 1963 for the Pop Go The Beatles radio show with George Harrison on lead vocals.

From The Beatles Bible:

A brief version of the song also appeared on the Live At The Star-Club tapes, recorded in Hamburg in December 1962. The recording was released in 1977, but was withdrawn in 1998 after The Beatles won a court case to block its reissue.

Last updated on December 1, 2016

Lyrics

I'm finding out what love is all about
Every day at three when school lets out
I'll see my baby I get weak in the knees
There's nothin' shakin' but the leaves on the trees
Why must she be such a dog gone tease
There's nothin' shakin' but the leaves on the trees

We meet the gang and go to Rockin' Joe's
The cats are stomping on their heels and toes
I grab my baby try and give her a squeeze
There's nothin' shakin' but the leaves on the trees
My daddy told me there be times like these
There's nothin' shakin' but the leaves on the trees

She's got a way that makes me act like a fool
Spends my money then she treats me cruel
I´m beggin' for her kisses on bended knees
Give me some lovin' baby please please please

I keep trying hard to make her mine
Some day the wind will blow the sun will shine
Until the time she puts my heart at ease
There's nothin' shakin' but the leaves on the trees
She lock my heart and throw away the key
There's nothin' shakin' but the leaves on the trees

She's got a way that makes me act like a fool
Spends my money then she treats me cruel
I'm beggin' for her kisses on bended knees
Give me some lovin' please please please

Officially appears on


Live At The BBC

Official live • Released in 1994

2:59 • Radio showL1 • George’s affection for rockabilly led him to this number by Eddie Fontaine, whose biggest impact came with his performance in the movie ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’.

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
Terry Henebery:
Producer

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jul 23, 1963

Bootlegs


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 4

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

3:03 • Live

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jul 23, 1963

Live performances

“Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Tree)” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Tree)” has been played


Pop Go The Beatles

Jul 23, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions


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