Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Sleep- “Tossin’ and Turnin'”

“I couldn’t sleep at all last night…”

A number one single for seven consecutive weeks in 1961, “Tossin’ and Turning'” was written by Ritchie Adams and Malou Rene and recorded by Bobby Lewis.  Lewis (who turned 85 last February) had other hits, but “Tossin’ and Turnin'” remains his signature song.

 

 

I couldn’t sleep at all last night
Got to thinkin’ of you
Baby things weren’t right
Well I was tossin’ and turnin’
Turnin’ and tossin’
a-tossin’ and turnin’ all night

I kicked the blankets on the floor
Turned my pillow upside down
I never never did before
’cause I was tossin’ and turnin’
Turnin’ and tossin’
a-tossin’ and turnin’ all night

Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night

The clock downstairs was strikin’ four
Couldn’t get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
’cause I was tossin’ and turnin’
Turnin’ and tossin’
a-tossin’ and turnin’ all night

Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night

The clock downstairs was strikin’ four
Couldn’t get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
’cause I was tossin’ and turnin’
Turnin’ and tossin’
a-tossin’ and turnin’ all, yay, yay, yay
I was a-tossin’ and turnin’

(https://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/bobby_lewis/tossin_and_turnin.html)

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. What a fun song! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Mary B says:

    So much fun! This one makes me want to get up and dance! Am chair dancing right now 🙂

    ~Mary
    Song Lyric Sunday: SLEEP

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    1. 🙂 I think this song is fun, too! Thanks!

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  3. OMG, you went there! LOL! EXCELLENT choice!

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    1. Thank you! I love this song!

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  4. Fandango says:

    Ha. I can’t remem the last time I heard this classic. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! Yes, I’m old. I love the 50s and 60s oldies!

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