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Feb 17, 2015

1977 Disco hit - "Ain't gonna bump no more" by Joe Tex


Yes friends.. it's another edition of "Crap that's stuck in my head".  This tidbit comes directly from the music file in my memory banks.  When I was seven years old, I vividly remember a song that took the Disco world by storm.  The song is called "Ain't gonna bump no more (with no big fat woman)".

You see, back in the 70's there was a dance phenomenon known as "The Bump".  This dance basically consisted of dance partners bumping their hips (and sometimes other body parts) in sync with the music they were dancing to.  "Ain't gonna bump no more" was singer Joe Tex's account of what happened one night in a disco when he was doing the bump with a larger than life gal.

My friends would laugh their heads off whenever this song came on the radio.  I also remember Joe Tex performing this song on all kinds of television shows of the day.  My brother owned the album and we'd play it over and over, giggling for the duration of the song.  Heck.. my parents would even reluctantly crack a smile when they'd hear it.

Here's a YouTube video with pretty good sound quality so you can listen to the lyrics.  Listed below the video are the lyrics, so you can memorize the song and sing it at your leisure!




 
 
Ain't Gonna Bump no More lyrics -

Three nights ago I was at a disco
Man, I wanted to bump, I was rarin' to go
And this big fat woman, bumped me on the floor
She was rarin' to go, that chick was rarin' to go

Man she did a dip, almost broke my hip
She was gettin' down, that chick was gettin' down
She wanted to bump some more, but I told her, no
You done knocked me down once

You done knocked me down once
Said, if you want to dance
Find you a big fat man
Ya'll both can get on down
Ya'll both can get on down, huh


I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
Lord, I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman


Somebody take her
She's too big for me
She'll knock me down
She came over to me, snatched me out of my seat
She wanted to get on down, still wanted to get on down
I told her to go on and leave me alone
I ain't gettin' down
You done hurt my hip once


I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
Lord, I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman
I ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman


Somebody take her, I don't want her
She done hurt my hip, she done knocked me down
Done hurt my hip, she done knocked me down
Somebody take her, I don't want her
Say, Leroy, you can have this one, dude
This big fat woman, dude
I don't want her

 
On a side note.. Joe Tex had a distinct style of singing where he actually talked over his music.  He described this style of singing as "Rap".  From my research, it appears that he was the first artist ever to describe this style of music in this way.

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