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.
Shakin' the blues away
Unhappy news away
If you ae blue, it's easy to shake off your cares and troubles,
Tellin' the blues to go
They may refuse to go,
But as a rule, they'll go if you shake them away.
Do like the voo doos do, listenin' to a voo doo melody,
They shake their bodies so to and fro,
With ev'ry shake and lucky break proving that there's a way
To chase your cares away.
If you would lose your weary blues shake 'em away.