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Los Lobos — She's About A Mover
Album: promo single
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Released: 1995
Length: 4:13
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Well, she was walking down the street
Looking fine as she could be, hey hey
Well, she was walking down the street
Looking fine as she could be, hey hey
Well you know I love you baby
Whoa yeah, what I say, hey hey

She's about a mover
She's about a mover
She's about a mover
She's about a mover
Hey hey hey hey, what I say
She's about a mover
She's about a mover
Well you know I love you baby
Whoa yeah, what I say, hey hey

She strolled on up to me
Said "Hey big boy, what's your name?", hey hey
Well, she strolled on up to me
She said "Hey big boy, what's your name?"
If you want love and conversation
Whoa yeah, what I say

She's about a mover
She's about a mover
She's about a mover
She's about a mover
Hey hey hey hey, what I say
She's about a mover
She's about a mover
Well you know I love you baby
Whoa yeah, what I say, hey hey
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Nice cover but would love to hear the original ..... Sir Douglas Quintet from '65 (my era - 45 still in the drawer with a few hundred others)   

 



 Meolla_Reio wrote:

And all I hear is "she's a bottom mover"

Check out the opening sequence of 'The Girl Can't Help It' starring Jayne Mansfield...
c.

 Jelani wrote:

I gotta say, Beyonce and her crew got nothin' on Sir D and the boy's choreography.  She better step up her game!
 msbolton wrote:

Great cover. I've still got the 1965 single by the Texas Band Sir Douglas Quintet, which is still the best.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
The comments are pretty dang funny!
I loves me some Los Lobos, but Sir Doug's original just can't be beat.
I'll call this one an 'homage' - gives all due respect.
c.
 msbolton wrote:

Great cover. I've still got the 1965 single by the Texas Band Sir Douglas Quintet, which is still the best.




Their version is excellent! I Googled it and found out that their version was the original. I had always thought that somebody else did it prior to them.
Great cover. I've still got the 1965 single by the Texas Band Sir Douglas Quintet, which is still the best.
Great!
 eileenomurphy wrote:

Rock it! ...............................................




Still Rockin' It!!!   
 mach-hog wrote:

Seen’em live twice... give me religion!




The only time I've seen them live was in a little 'dance club' in Tokyo in 1990. My wife and I having liked them for a few years since hearing them in San Diego on radio station 91X "The cutting edge of rock" or something like that, rode the train from Yokosuka where we were stationed in the Navy. It was a great night. They brought the house down. There we sat, at one of those sports bar-type tables twenty feet off to the side, two Americans who had taken a liking to Los Lobos in San Diego, watching a room full of Japanese people go wild over them. Kinda' surreal.
And all I hear is "she's a bottom mover"
Because I used to love her, but it's all over now.
Seen’em live twice... give me religion!
 SpinyNorma wrote:
Dedicated to lady drivers of coroners' vans: 'She's a body mover'.

Fetches coat...
 
I'll be here all weekend!  Remember to tip your waitress!  Try the veal!
Rock it! ...............................................
If you needs to ask the question bout the title then you will never know it’s reason
th grrblue wrote:
The original version by Sir Douglas is better but this tune rocks!
 

Mendocino,  60's pedo rock
 klaasstap wrote:
I didn't have this in English class: 'to be about a mover'. She's about 'to move', okay, but this? What's it mean?

Edit: I found a thread concerning this important subject, it's very funny. This are some of the suggested answers:
"Everybody knows 'she's about a mover' means the same thing as Doo Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Doo!"
"She works part-time at a moving company."
But the funniest is this one:

"I think she was moving her Ramalama Ding Dong to Awopbopalubop, Alopbamboom.

(I think Awopbopalubop is on the north side of Alopbamboom, but I'm not sure, I've never been there.) "


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THAT IS UTTERLY HILARIOUS.  And furthermore, what cover does Los Lobos not do well??  Rhetorical question.
In this context, I've always thought the phrase "about a..." means essentially the same as "one heck of a..."
Akin to "Ain't that about a bitch"
Dedicated to lady drivers of coroners' vans: 'She's a body mover'.

Fetches coat...
I didn't have this in English class: 'to be about a mover'. She's about 'to move', okay, but this? What's it mean?

Edit: I found a thread concerning this important subject, it's very funny. This are some of the suggested answers:
"Everybody knows 'she's about a mover' means the same thing as Doo Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Doo!"
"She works part-time at a moving company."
But the funniest is this one:

"I think she was moving her Ramalama Ding Dong to Awopbopalubop, Alopbamboom.

(I think Awopbopalubop is on the north side of Alopbamboom, but I'm not sure, I've never been there.) "


<img src=" title="Laughing " data-image="70qygtiyea8v">
...it rocks similar to She's a Woman..The Beatles
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Fun, rockin' tune, but what the heck does "She's about a mover" mean?

 
It means "she's a body mover" was deemed too scandalous to sing in a Texmex pop song in '65. :)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Fun, rockin' tune, but what the heck does "She's about a mover" mean?

 
She, um, moves you. Dig?
Fun, rockin' tune, but what the heck does "She's about a mover" mean?
Los Lobos are great. This isnt't great. They sound like a crap bar band here.
{#Dancingbanana_2}   Tuesday morning chair dancing

{#Sunny}
One Woman and a Truck?
 The_Walrus wrote:

Absolutely - be nice to hear it on RP again after so many years (8?)

 
Hear! Hear!
outstanding and quite wicked  : )
Love Los Lobos and love this song.   Nice way to spend a Friday afternoon.  {#Bananapiano}
 dragon1952 wrote:
Love this song since SDQ Always wondered though....does that mean she's not quite there yet as a mover, or maybe she's all about her boyfriend who works for Atlas Van Lines or maybe she's applied at Atlas and hasn't been accepted yet?

 

that's funny
Love this song since SDQ Always wondered though....does that mean she's not quite there yet as a mover, or maybe she's all about her boyfriend who works for Atlas Van Lines or maybe she's applied at Atlas and hasn't been accepted yet?
Never heard LL's version of this...it's good!

I'm guessing that's Cesar on vocals, right? 
 ghcollins86 wrote:
Any idea where this version came from? 

 
A B-side originally, it's on this box set.
I saw her standing there?
I remember Sir Doug
 cc_rider wrote:

My thought exactly. Sir Doug still owns this one lock stock and barrel.

 
Absolutely - be nice to hear it on RP again after so many years (8?)
{#Dancingbanana}
Any idea where this version came from? 
 oldfart48 wrote:
great cover, kinks rule{#Crown}{#Dance}

 
Um, the Kinks may have covered this--tho' I don't recall ever having heard it--but the original is by The Sir Douglas Quintet. Los Lobos discreetly covers live a lot of Latino originals that are not immediately recognized as such: Richie Valens's "Come On Let's Go," The Premiers' "Farmer John," and of course this one. Like everything else they do, it's done quietly, letting the music speak for itself.
 lemmoth wrote:
Just saw them a few weeks and they did a great job on this one and many others.

 
Sounded there like they ended the show with this. lame
Just saw them a few weeks and they did a great job on this one and many others.
oh yeah, used to hang out on their keyboard at frat parties way before Los Lobos' time.... get the real deal why don't ya
A nice pick me up from the Lobes
 d-don wrote:

{#Lol}

  I always thought (but found out differently years ago) that is was "She's a BODY mover"...I like that too! ha


I miss Doug Sahm   
Nice song!
great cover, kinks rule{#Crown}{#Dance}
 bachbeet wrote:
It's pretty good.  Just not as good as the original.

 
My thought exactly. Sir Doug still owns this one lock stock and barrel.
 oceansurf wrote:
Another reason I don't like Los Lobos....

 

Well, okay, but there are plenty enough reasons to like them.
Another reason I don't like Los Lobos....
Not particularly convincing ...
 bachbeet wrote:
It's pretty good.  Just not as good as the original.
 
yes another uninspired Los Lobos cover
It's pretty good.  Just not as good as the original.
This band never ceases to amaze me, their repitoire is endless ...
I'm giving this an 8.... which means that the original gets something well in excess of 15!!
 DaveInVA wrote:
I always thought the words were "She's a bowel mover"?  {#Stupid}

 
{#Lol}
I always thought the words were "She's a bowel mover"?  {#Stupid}

This is Los Lobos? Doesn't sound like them, at least, not what I'm used to.
where else you gonna hear it ?
One of those "what did they say songs" when I was a kid.. {#Think}

 Randomax wrote:
Actually it's Doug Sahm's song...back when it was Sir Douglas Quintet and Augie was a member. 
 
Saw SDQ at a dance—remember those?—in Marin Co. probably 1967. They wore Kinks-style Edwardian suits and Seinfeld-style frilly shirts. They got their hit—this one—out of the way and then absolutely got down with an unholy mix of Tex-Mex, R&B, and gutbucket rock'n'roll. I don't know what we were expecting, probably more pseudo British invasion stuff, but we were blown away.

Yet another song I'd never heard before - so I like the Los Lobos rendition, but I'm pretty sure there are purists who prefer the original, which, as mentioned before, I've never heard. I love Los Lobos now - it took a little time, but they've definitely proven they aren't a one-trick pony.  I'm in the mood for them, and I hope to get a lot of their music on MP3 so I can load it onto my player, since it looks like I'll be working six days a week until the end of the season. Upbeat music will be a mainstay....
 grrblue wrote:
The original version by Sir Douglas is better but this tune rocks!
 

Chicken and egg sydrome,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?? Precise below from AMG Biography

Starting in the '50s, Meyers began to join popular San Antonio bands, eventually finding a musical partner in singer/guitarist Doug Sahm. The two eventually started the Sir Douglas Quintet, started by their producer as a British Invasion rip-off.

 cc_rider wrote:
Only thing better would be to hear Doug's version.
 
i miss him and his endless energy....

 efaulkjr wrote:
Good remake of an Augie Meyer's classic. Just missing the accordion.
 

Actually it's Doug Sahm's song...back when it was Sir Douglas Quintet and Augie was a member. 
Good remake of an Augie Meyer's classic. Just missing the accordion.
RP - nice addition - keep it coming!
Miss Augie's cheesy Farfisa.
Me like.
I hear Brother Ray: ''Tell me what I say!''

The original version by Sir Douglas is better but this tune rocks!
Only thing better would be to hear Doug's version.