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6 June 2013
Post 98: 'MOVE THE BODY OVER'
A friend asked whether I could supply him with the 'dots' for Move the Body Over. It's a simple tune with an easy harmonic progression and is popular with quite a few jazz bands. If you know who wrote it, please let me know. I have been unable to find out. All I know is that George Lewis in the 1950s made it popular with jazz bands. Here's how it seems to go, according to my ear.
The usual lyrics are as follows: Move the body over, Move the body over, Move the body over here. I just want you near me So that you can hear me Whisper in your ear. When you sit beside me I am feeling grand
Specially when you whisper "Darling hold my hand”.