Tuesday, December 22, 2009


1146 North Fifth Street, Minneapolis, 1980

Let me tell you ‘bout a place
Somewhere up Minnesota way
Where the people are so gay
Twistin’ the night away-ay
Here they have a lot of fun
Puttin’ trouble on the run
Man, you find the old and young
Twistin’ the night away
They're twistin’, twistin’, everybody's feelin’ great
They're twistin’, twistin’, they're twistin’ the night away
Here's a man in evening clothes
How he got here, I don’t know, but
Man, you oughta see him go
Twistin’ the night away-ay
He's a-dancin’ with the chick in slacks
She’s a-movin’ up and back
Oh man, there ain’t nothin’ like
Twistin’ the night away
They’re twistin’, twistin’, everybody’s feelin’ great
They’re twistin’, twistin'… they’re twistin’ the night away...

~Sam Cooke

A North Fifth Street Story

Image: Tim Rummelhoff

By Professor Batty


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