Shake Me I Rattle

Happy Valentine's Day

Hal Hackady and Charles Naylor


(Peaked at #42 on the Billboard Pop chart and # 14 on the Country & Western chart in 1963)
Shake me, I rattle, squeeze me, I cry
Please take me home and love me
I was passing by a toy shop on the corner of the square
Where a little girl was looking in the window there
She was looking at a dolly in a dress of rosy red
And around the pretty dolly hung a little sign that said
Shake me, I rattle, squeeze me, I cry
Please take me home and love me
I recalled another toy shop on a square so long ago
Where I saw a little dolly that I wanted so
I remembered, I remembered how I longed to make it mine
And around that other dolly hung another little sign
Shake me, I rattle, squeeze me, I cry
I had counted my pennies, just a penny shy
Shake me, I rattle, squeeze me, I cry
Please take me home and love me
It was late and snow was falling as the shoppers hurried by
Past the girlie at the window with her little head held high
They were closing up the toy shop as I hurried though the door
Just in time to buy the dolly that her heart was longing for
Shake me, I rattle, squeeze me, I cry
And I gave her the dolly that we both had longed to buy
Shake me, I rattle, squeeze me, I cry
Please take me home and love me

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