Born To Boogie:
Song written by Hank Williams J.R., was recorded by the same, on May 18, 1987, for the Warner label, with the production of Barry Beckett, Hank Williams, Jr. & Jim Ed Norman, was released on June 13, 1987. On August 29, 1987, the song reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, keeping 20 weeks on the list, it would be his tenth number one and last of his career. He also got the number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart, September 12, 1987.
The song was included in the twenty-sixth studio album, Born to boogie (Warner 1987), the album also reached # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. The album reached number 1 on the Top Country album list and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Born to Boogie also won the Year of the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year in 1988 and the title song won the nominations of Williams for Best Male Vocalist of ACM, the Male Vocalist of the Year CMA and the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance Country, Male.
Robert Wells 2006 ( Capitol Records Sweden )
Peter Belli 2007 ( Transistor Music )
Hank Williams Jr. – Born To Boogie Lyrics
Well my momma met my daddy down in Alabama
They tied the knot so here I am.
Born on the bayou on the Texas Line
Loved Louisiana and raised on Jambalaya.
Now before I could walk I had a guitar in my hand
By the time I could talk I had my own band,
Went on the road when I was eight years old
When I turned fifteen I was stealing the show.
Money to burn and the girls were pretty
It didn’t take me long to learn that I was born to boogie.
When I was eighteen I went to Hollywood
I met Elvis, Marilyn and Johnny B. Goode,
Got my guitar painted in the California sun
A red caddilac having to much fun.
Now we were playing them halls and jammin’
Then until they moved me on over to M.G.M.
They said this is the boy we’ve been telling you about,
He lit a cigar and stuck his hand out.
He said son have we got a deal for you
Gonna make you a star give you fifty thousand too.
I told him my Momma didn’t raise no fool.
I’ll take your money, I’ll make you a movie
But I can tell ya’ right now I am born to boogie.
Well my name is Bocephus I drink whiskey by the gallon
And I never back down and I love a good challenge
What I do now is what I did then
I like to get down with all my rowdy friends.
Now I can be sweet and I can be mean
I still got my hat and I still wear my jeans
My shades are chromo my guitar is steal
If you think I won’t then believe me I will
Get down on you baby because I ain’t no rookie
I was put here to party and I was born to boogie