The Midnight Rebel Sessions

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released November 18, 2011

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Rio and the Rockabilly Revival Detroit, Michigan

With 100+ collective years of prof. experience between them, Rio & the Rockabilly Revival serve up blistering, spitfire rockabilly, circa 1950's, fueled by Detroit diesel in their veins. RRR's live show is electrifying. Reviewers and fans alike testifying to feeling the "Rock & Roll Holy Ghost" in the room. Rio, niece of rockabilly legend Jack Scott, lives up to her rockabilly royalty roots. ... more

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Track Name: Rockabilly Gal
"Rockabilly Gal"
- Rio Scafone & Seán Eric Harris -
Lyrics by Rio Scafone

Well she's a real nice lady
but a lady with a mean mean voice
Wanda rocks real hard making lots of noise
Cherry bomb baby, don't need to be coy
She can wail real hard with the best of the boys
A real nice lady but a lady with a mean mean voice

She was sugar and spice
With a voice like pure moonshine
When the man in black said "June, you're gonna be mine."
Said, "Hey now, Johnny, don't you waste my time.
You wanna be with me then walk that line."
Yeah, sugar and spice with a voice like pure moonshine

Refrain:
She's a rockabilly gal, got the 'billy down in her soul
Rockabilly gal, make them scream for more
Rockabilly gal, one of a kind
She's a whole lotta woman, gonna blow your mind
She's a rockabilly gal got the 'billy down in her soul

[Guitar Solo]

She was a sweet young thing, star by age fifteen
Elvis lost his mind when he heard her sing
Said, "Hey there Janice, they call me the King.
Do me the honor, would you be my Queen?"
Sweet young thing, star by age fifteen

[Refrain]
[Sax Solo]

Yeah!
[Refrain]
Rockabilly gal, she's one of a kind
She's gonna BLOW
Rockabilly gal ... She's a rockabilly gal ...
She's a rockabilly gal ... She's a rockabilly gal ...
She's a rockabilly gal, got the 'billy down in her soul
Track Name: Be My Baby
"Be My Baby"
Written by Rio Scafone/Seán Eric Harris
Lyrics by Rio Scafone

Oh, well, Be my baby
Don't you dare say maybe
Cuz you drive me crazy
In the best possible way
You make the world seem brighter
Make my heart feel lighter
Wanna squeeze you tighter
In the best possible way

Well you walk through the door
Next thing I know we're on the dance floor.
Greased hair piled high
With the look of trouble in your eye

Won't you be my baby
Don't you dare say maybe
Cuz you drive me crazy
In the best possible way
When you kiss my cheek
Makin' my knees go weak
Oh, baby, let's play for keeps
In the best possible way
In the best way

[Sax solo]

When you walk through the door
next thing I know we're on the dance floor
greased ahir piled high
with the look of trouble in your eye.

Be my baby
Don't you dare say maybe
Cuz you drive me crazy
In the best possible way

You're make my world seem brighter
Making my heart feel lighter
Wanna squeeze you tighter
In the best possible way

Oh won't you be my baby
Don't you dare say maybe
Cuz you drive me crazy
In the best way

You're making my world seem brighter
Making my heart feel lighter
Wanna squeeze you tighter
In the best possible way
Track Name: Mercy
MERCY
(Larry & Lorrie Collins)
THE COLLINS KIDS (Columbia 41149, 1958)

My baby is a rare kind
He really sends chills up my spine
My baby loves me yes indeed
My baby is the one for me
Mm-mercy, what my baby does to me-me-me yeah
Mm-mercy, what my baby does to me-me-me-me

When my baby embraces me
He sure don't know what he does to me
When he whispers that he loves me so
He makes my pulse go-go-go
Mm-mercy, what my baby does to me-me-me yeah
Mm-mercy, what my baby does to me-me-me-me

Mercy, how my baby pleases me
He's just as sweet as he can be
But mercy, when he teases me
Oh he sure don't know what he does to me
Mm-mercy, what my baby does to me-me-me yeah
Mm-mercy, what my baby does to me-me-me-me
Mercy me!
Track Name: Leroy
I know a boy who is never blue
Now he lives in cell block two
I don't know just why he's blue
Leroy, what'd you do?

Refrain:
Leroy's back in jail again
Leroy's back in jail again
I don't know why, why he's blue
Leroy, what'd you do?

Went to the judge, said, "Dig, man, wail!
I'm here and I got Leroy's bail."
Judge said, "Girl, don'tcha tell me no tale.
Leroy, he gonna stay in jail!"

(Refrain)
(Sax Solo)

Now Leroy says, "Girl, you've tried the best.
Now I'm here gonna take a rest.
I've seen my Minnie, she's got the blues
She let you wear my long pointy shoes!"

(Refrain)
(Guitar Solo)

Now,Leroy's heart is a full of hate
Leroy he just can't go straight
Tell my Minnie, I can keep the date
I'm gonna be 'bout six months late

(Refrain)
Leroy... Leroy... Leroy...
Leroy
Track Name: When The Sun Goes Down
When the Sun Goes Down
Written by Rio Scafone & Seán Eric Harris
Lyrics by Rio Scafone, Russ Marone


When the Sun Goes Down,
Baby, I'm gonna be there
When your all alone, baby, beware
I believed in you, you had my trust
Well, you left me in the dust
When the sun goes down, baby, I'm gonna be there.

You said you loved me so,
Your heart would always be true
You're lying, crying, cheating, stealing,
Whats a gal to do?
Well it just ain't right, but you don't care
I've got nothing to lose and lots of time to spare
When the sun goes down, baby, I'm gonna be there

(Guitar Solo)

Lady Luck turns on a dime if you don't treat her right
When your out, cattin' around,
Struttin' in the bright moonlight
Don't tell me a story, don't hand me your lies
You rolled the dice! Uh-oh, snake eyes! [House wins]
Pretty baby it's time to go

When the sun goes down, baby, I'm gonna be there
I got nothing to lose and lots of time to spare
Your did me wrong, Jack, and that's a fact
Now feel these nails right down your back
When the sun goes down, baby I'm gonna be there
When the sun goes down, I'm gonna be right there, Yeah!

(Sax solo)

Lady Luck turns on a dime if you don't treat her right
When your out cattin' around,
Struttin' in the bright moonlight
Don't tell me your story, don't hand me your lies
Seven come Eleven, Uh-oh, Snake Eyes! [House Wins]
Pretty baby it's time to go

When the sun goes down, I'll be there
When your all alone, baby, beware
I believed in you, you had my trust
You left me in the dust
When the sun goes down -- Pretty Baby --
When the sun goes down -- Naughty Baby --
When the sun goes down, I'm gonna be there
When the sun goes down, I'm gonna be right there
When the sun goes down, baby I'm gonna be ...
There!
Track Name: The Way I Walk
The Way I Walk
Lyrics by Jack Scott

The way I walk is just the way I walk
The way I talk is just the way I talk
The way I smile is just the way I smile
Touch me, baby, and I'll go hog wild

The way I love is just the way I love
Come on and be my little turtle dove
Touch me, baby, feels so good
I feel as though I wanna then I don't know if I should

Oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-wup
Oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-ah
Oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-wup
Oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-ah
Ahh, ahh, aah!

(Guitar Solo)

The way you love me's got to suit my style
Or little, baby I will say goodbye
Love me, baby, love me right
Love me morning, noon and night

Oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-wup
Oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-ah
Oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-wup-wuh-wuh
Oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-ah
Ahh, ahh, aah!

(Sax Solo)

Love me, baby, love me right
Love me, baby, love me right
Love me, baby, love me right
Love me, baby, love me right
Love me, baby, love me right
Love me, baby, love me right
Love me, baby, love me right
Love me, baby, love me right
Love me, morning, noon and night