Six-Footin to Robert Parker’s Barefootin

Six Footin (shoeprints thanks to Pixabay)

“Six-Footin to Robert Parker’s Barefootin” by Joan Y. Edwards

You know how songs go through your mind. The other day, I was humming “Barefootin'” by Robert Parker. I thought how cool it would be if I created words to make it six footin instead. So I did.

Below you’ll find links to the Robert singing the song and his lyrics. Then you’ll find my words for “Six  Footin”
Robert Parker singing Barefootin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=115&v=azIytXgdggA&feature=emb_title

Lyrics to Barefootin’ http://www.songlyrics.com/robert-parker/barefootin-lyrics/

Everybody get on your feet,
You make me nervous when you in your seat
Take off your shoes and pat your feet,
We’re doin a dance that can’t be beat
We’re barefootin, We’re barefootin,
We’re barefootin, We’re barefootin,

Went to a party the other night,
Long Tall Sally was out of sight
Threw way her wig, and her high sneakers too,
She was doin a dance without any shoes
She was barefootin, She was barefootin,
She was barefootin, She was barefootin,

Hey little gal with the red dress on,
I bet you can barefoot all night long
Take off your shoes and throw them away,
Come back and get them another day
We’re barefootin, We’re barefootin,
We’re barefootin, We’re barefootin,
Musical interlude
Lil John Henry he said to Sue,
If I was barefootin would you barefoot too
Sue told John, I’m thirty two,
I was barefootin ever since I was two
They was barefootin, they was barefootin
They was barefootin, we barefootin
We’re barefootin we’re barefootin
We’re barefootin we’re barefootin
We’re barefootin we’re barefootin
We don’t have no shoes on.

Here’s my words to help us cope with the COVID 19 Virus.

Six-Footin! Six Footin! to tune of Barefootin by Robert Parker
Words by Joan Y. Edwards

We’re six footin! We’re six footin!

Everybody do this dance for us.
We don’t want the COVID-19 virus.
Move back a lot and pat your feet.
We’re doin a dance that can’t be beat
We’re six footin, We’re six footin .
We’re six footin, We’re six footin.

At the store the other day, 
Sue’s mask was protecting her healthy way.
She pulled back six feet from me.
She was six footin away from me.
She was six footin, She was six footin,
She was six footin, She was six footin.

Hey people keep your good health showin,
Six foot it, six foot it wherever you goin.
Stay at home and wash your hands.
We don’t want this virus in our lands.
We’re six footin, We’re six footin,
We’re six footin, We’re six footin.

Musical interlude

Hey good people wear your masks, too.
I’m six footin, would you six foot, too?
John said, “For all our sakes.
I will six foot it as long as it takes.”
They’re six footin, they’re six footin.
They’re six footin, they’re six footin.

We’re six footin we’re six footin.
We’re six footin. We’re six footin.
We’re six footin. We’re six footin.
We don’t get close to no one.
We’re saving lives.

Thank you, Robert Parker up there in heaven for giving us a fun way to look at life.

If anyone knows how to get in touch with the people who might need to give permission to use his melody and change his words, let me know.

Barefootin 1966 Song of Robert Parker who died January 20, 2020: https://bestclassicbands.com/robert-parker-obituary-singer-1-20-20/

Obituary for Robert Parker January 20, 2020
https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/robert-parker-who-scored-a-1960s-hit-with-barefootin-dies/289-44c9d1dc-59af-4a53-836d-894b0986c50c

News article about Robert Parker’s passing: https://www.fox8live.com/2020/01/19/barefootin-singer-robert-parker-passes-away/

Joan Y. Edwards, Author
Copyright © 2020 Joan Y. Edwards

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10 thoughts on “Six-Footin to Robert Parker’s Barefootin”

    1. Dear Melanie,
      Thank you for writing.Thanks for the compliment! I had fun working through the lyrics! It helps me smile through this distancing period of time. I hope you have a great day! Rejoice and be glad!

      Be safe and well.
      Never Give Up
      Joan

  1. Hi Joan, I had fun being able to chat with you abd see your smiling face at your zoom party yesterday! Yay for selling your books as well! Thank you for my downloads,I look forward to doing them! And for the copy of our Zoom visit! Love you ❤

    1. Dear Kathleen,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad you had fun chatting with me on Zoom yesterday! It was so neat seeing your beautiful face and being able to hear you talk. Oh my goodness! You’re welcome for the downloads and video of our Zoom visit. Thank goodness we have modern technology like Facebook, Skype, and Zoom to keep us all seeing face to face during these distancing times from our family, friends, and business associates and clients.
      Rejoice and be glad! We are alive.

      Stay well and safe.
      Never Give Up
      LOVE you
      Joan

  2. Six Footin is now in my head. I listened to Robert Parker and sang your lyrics. Fun! Thanks for sharing! I love that this song came to you as you were humming! So cool!

    1. Dear Linda,
      Thank you for writing! I’m glad that Six Footin is going through your head. Neat that you listened to Robert Parker singing and used my lyrics! Hurray! Music can transform our moods and our point of view! Glad you liked it and it brought you joy. Rejoice and be glad for we are alive!

      Stay safe and well.
      Never Give Up
      Love you
      Joan

    1. Dear Carol,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad this was fun for you! I had fun writing the new lyrics for Robert Parker’s song. I hope you and your family are doing well during this distancing time.

      Be safe and well.
      Never Give Up
      Joan

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