James, Tommy - Tighter, Tighter Lyrics




My baby does the hanky panky
Yeah, my baby does the hanky panky
Hey, my baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
Hey, my baby does the hanky panky

My baby does the hanky panky
Yeah, my baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
Hey, my baby does the hanky panky

I saw her walkin' on down the line
You know I saw her for the very first time
A pretty little girl standin' all alone
Hey, pretty baby, can I take you home
I never saw her, never, never saw her

Hey, my baby does the hanky panky
Yeah, my baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
Hey, my baby does the hanky panky, oh yeah

I saw her walkin' on down the line
You know I saw her for the very first time
A pretty little girl standin' all alone
Hey, pretty baby, can I take you home
I never saw her, never, never saw her

Hey, my baby does the hanky panky
Yeah, my baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky

Yeah, my baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
Yeah, my baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky
My baby does the hanky panky





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  1. Ob Bop

    Thought he was dead. Dude must be older then the hills.

  2. Zydeco Zephyr

    I had to let go when she invited me to her wedding to another guy, because she couldn't wait to have children. Why? This personal agony expressed so saliently here!

  3. Linda Barrow

    Love this song such a handsome man😍

  4. Grammah Rhonda

    I didn't hear this version until tonite. Both versions are equally great if you ask me.

  5. John Giorgione

    Prefer the Alive & Kickin version.

  6. Bob Firment

    Shameful he's never even been nominated to the Rrhof!!!

  7. Jim Burge

    Heard him several months ago still awesome

  8. Brian Smith

    Super Classic.

  9. wayne pitty

    Nowhere as good as Aive N Kickins version.

    Grammah Rhonda

    I disagree.

  10. Ken Dixon

    not calling him a genuis by any streatch but he was very underated and Id like to thank him for contributing to my musical pleasure...loved crystal blue.

  11. Rosalind Kincannon

    I remember this as if it was yesterday. Soo many happy times just ran through my mind. Thank you Tommy we still love you ♥️♥️♥️ what a voice !!!

  12. Bill Holt

    Honestly, this sounds like a Roy Orbison 'B-side' in a way. Great tune, when done by Alive n' Kicking. It's okay here. It's just on Valium. ; ] This uses too many recycled Tommy James production elements from his earlier hits. If you know the music, you'll know what I mean. This is a perfect example of a tune that was done better by the artist or act for whom it was written than it was by the writer. The 1970 hit knocked this pitch outta the park. Tommy stalled on second base. That said, this is one of the best and 'grooviest' songs of its decade, and it will blurt out of me without warning. Ha!

  13. Jay NYS

    The Alive and Kickin' version of "Tighter, Tighter" is still my all time favorite, but with thanks and appreciation to Tommy James for writing it.

  14. CannDid Conversations

    That man is gorgeous. There I said it.

  15. Fractured Joules

    Wow, never heard this version before. I know Tommy wrote this song for Alive n Kickin so I guess I'm use to that version.

  16. Bill Cleveland

    He not only wrote the Song for Alive N Kickin but also produced them performing it.

  17. Dammit Boy

    Tommy James is one of the guys that makes you wonder who this guy is. He's Tommy James folks. One of the greatest musical genius's ever. Thank you Tommy for ALL the music you have given us.

  18. Debbie Tubbs Brewer

    Love to hear him sing

    CannDid Conversations

    Debbie Tubbs Brewer that makes two of us

    Marie Miller

    god bless tommy

  19. Peggy Wallace

    TOMMY CO-WROTE THE SONG. I LOVE HIS VERSION.

  20. Peggy Wallace

    AMAZING HIT AFTER HIT AFTER HIT!! SOME OF THESE SONGS I HAD FORGOTTEN THAT HE DID!! BLESS HIS HEART!!

  21. Dennis Reynolds

    My wife and I just saw Tommy James and the Shondells in Biloxi, Ms in March 2018. Still a great show. He walked through the crowd and was outside the venue after the show greeting people. I'm not sure if he was the first to record this song or not but I know many other artist have released his songs such as Mony Mony

    Alberto Lulu

    Dennis Reynolds 7

  22. Maria Isilda Ribeiro DIAS

    Miauuuuu

  23. Hawaiian80882

    Love this version!....Awesome!...

  24. Ronald Charles Epstein

    I never heard the Tommy James version until now.

    Marie Miller

    he rocks the best .....t/y

  25. Jeanie Hammond

    I loved Alive and Kickin’s version but this is great, love it too.

  26. Maria Isilda Ribeiro Dias

    MIAUUUU

  27. John Walker

    Alive but not kicking,smart move to give the song to another group...

  28. mkl62

    Needs to pick up the tempo. Sort of draggy, compared to Alive 'n' Kickin's version.

    Dammit Boy

    mkl62 ......Thanks to this guy Alive and Kickin had a version.

    Paul

    Since he wrote the tune and gave it to Alive & Kickin - he can do any tempo he wants

  29. robert burek

    Saw Tommy 4x won't leave till he talks to last person on line after show

    thewoodlandsrails

    That's a fact. Saw him last Aug. 18th in San Antonio. We were next-to-last in line and he still talked and visited and did a photo-op. A true gentleman.

    Ralph Sanzen

    Tommy James and the shondells are not in the rock and roll hall of fame somebody's head should roll for this wh0 is the asshole from rolling stone magazine wh0 did not allow this to happen should be stripped of all decisions in music

    1978garfield

    I refer to the RNRHOF as "List of bands Jann Weinerlover likes"
    No Tommy James or the Monkees but Run DMC and dozens of other bands that aren't rock.

    Marie Miller

    tommy is a super nice guy we all love him in michigan

  30. Farrah

    I have never heard this version before

  31. Susan U.

    Love Tommy James

  32. William Gomez

    He wrote this for Alive & Kickin. which became a great hit in 1970.

    Curt Brennan

    I loved this song by Alive and Kickin back in the '70s but never knew Tommy James wrote it! Wow......

  33. mr boyden

    a musical genius

    Marie Miller

    yes,,,tommy is a real deal guy

  34. Leonard Chandler

    i wish they did too

  35. Leonard Chandler

    Tommy James is my favorite

    Marie Miller

    t/y so much he is my husbands cuz patrick james