Rip It Up

Lyrics: Blackwell, Marascalco
Music: Blackwell, Marascalco

Best known as a Little Richard song. This was soundchecked by the Dead on 12 December 1973 but never played at a show. The version soundchecked was:

[inaudible]
The joint start jumping I'll have fun

Chorus
Gonna rock
Gonna rip it up
Gonna shake it up
Gonna ball it up
Gonna rip it up
And ball tonight

Saturday night and I just got paid
I'm a fool about my money, don't try to save
My heart says "go go, have a time"
Saturday night and I'm feelin' fine

[chorus]
The full version is:
Saturday night and I just got paid
I'm a fool about my money, don't try to save
My heart says "go go, have a time"
Saturday night and I'm feelin' fine

Chorus
I'm gonna rock it up, whoo
Rip it up
I'm gonna shake it up
Gonna ball it up
I'm gonna rock it
And ball tonight

Well almost 'bout ten I'll be flying high
I'll rock on out unto the sky
I don't care if I spend my dough
Tonight I'm gonna be one happy soul

[chorus]


Dead-related Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      ? 1985 Alive In '85 Kingfish (without Weir)