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Jun082008

YouAreWhatYouBeat Reet Petite

Check out YouAreWhatYouBeat my new site. Its in Beta and I need to sort the Blog out but the site's working. Check it out. Oh and cheers to the asshole below who said it sounds like a gay porn site.

My three lyric words are Rrrrrr Reet Petite.

Wikipedia has this to say about Jackie Wilson -

...important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. Gaining fame in his early years as a member of the R&B vocal group, The Dominoes, after going solo in 1957, he went on to record over fifty hit singles over a repertoire that included R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening before relapsing into a coma following a collapse on stage during a 1975 benefit concert. By the time of his death in 1984, he had become one of the most influential soul artists of his generation.

Reet Petite was the first hit for Jackie Wilson in 1957. It was catchy but I think his later hits Lonely Teardrops (1958) and (Your Love Keeps Lifting me) Higher & Higher (1967) were better songs and did better in the charts.

This video helped propel Reet Petite to #1 in the U.K. in 1986. A few years after that I managed to get the local Australian rights to it and used it to advertise a Ford Motor Dealership - Sunshine Ford on the Gold Coast, Queensland. I changed the lyrics to "Well its Sunshine, shine, shine and my car's so fi-iii-ine...Sunshine Ford - the nicest people you ever wanna meet" Yeah I know...sucks doesn't it. But we nearly had another hit on our hands - people were actually singing my lyrics to the Jackie Wilson melody. Sorry Jackie.

"Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Wanna Meet)"

Well, lookabell, lookabell, lookabell, lookabell
Oooooh Weeeeee
Lookabell, lookabell, lookabell
Oooooo Weeee
Oh, ah, oh, ah, oh wee
Well, she's so fine, fine, fine
She's so fine fa-fine
She's so fi-iii-ine
She's so fine, fine, fine
She's really sweet
The finest girl you ever wanna meet

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Rrrrrrrr Reet Petite
The finest girl you ever wanna meet

Well, have you ever seen a girl for whom your soul you'd give
For whom you'd fight for
Die for, pray to God you'd lie for
She's so fine, she's so fine, she's really sweet
The finest girl you ever wanna meet

Well, she really thrills me so
from her head to toe
I want the world to know
I love her,love her so
She's alright,she's alright
She's alrighty
You know to me it has to be at night

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Rrrr Reet Petite the finest girl you ever wanna meet
Ohhhhh

[Instrumental]

Well, she's like honey from a bees
And like bees from a tree
I love her, need her
She bez' so buzzin'

She's alright, she's got what it takes
She's got what it takes and to me she really rates
Well, Oh now she's my cutey, my tuttu fruitt
My heart, my love, my bathin' beauty
She's alright
She's got just what it takes
She's got what it takes
And to me she a- really rates

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh oh oh oh
RrrReet Petite the finest girl you ever wanna meet
RrrReet Petite the finest girl you ever wanna meet
RrrReet Petite the finest girl you ever wanna meet

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