There's an old superstition way down south,
Ev'rybody believes that trouble won't stay
If you shake it away.
When they hold a revival way down south,
Ev'rybody with care and trouble that day,
Tries to shake it away.
Shaking the blues away, unhappy news away,
If you are blue it's easy to shake off
Your cares and troubles.
Telling the blues to go, they may refuse to go,
But as a rule they'll go if you'll shake them away.
Do like the voo-doos do, list'ning to
A Voo-doo melody.
They shake their bodies so, to and fro,
With ev'ry shake, a lucky break proving that there's away
To chase your cares away;
If you would lose your weary blues, shake 'em away.