This week Jim Adams has prompted us with the spice of life, Cinnamon | Mint | Parsley | Pepper | Rosemary | Sage | Salt | Thyme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Cinnamon is my favorite spice. I use it in a lot of my regular diet such as yogurt, oatmeal and cinnamon toast. Then it gets added to cobblers and cookies, YUM for Snickerdoodles. I didn’t choose cinnamon, just thought I’d share my eating habits a bit. However, today I combined two, Pepper and Mint (a herb and a spice, well technically…peppermint is a herb of its own) and came up with the 60s classic “Peppermint Twist”.
Let’s see if this inspires you to get up and dance! I’ll be exercising with my hula hoop shortly and “Peppermint Twist” is on my playlist.
The original recording of the 45 single was determined to be too long so they cut it into 2 parts. Side A was “Peppermint Twist” (Part 1) and Side B was “Peppermint Twist” (Part 2), mostly instrumental.
The British rock band The Sweet speeds up the tempo a bit to “Peppermint Twist”.
Well, they've got a new dance and it goes like this (Bop shoo-op, a bop bop shoo-op) Yeah, the name of the dance is Peppermint Twist (Bop shoo-op, a bop bop shoo-op) Well, you like it like this, the Peppermint Twist It goes round and round, up and down Round and round, up and down Round and round and a up and down And a one, two, three, kick, one, two, three, jump Well, meet me baby down at 45th street Where the Peppermint Twisters meet And you'll learn to do this, the Peppermint Twist It's alright, all night, it's alright It's okay, all day, it's okay You'll learn to do this, the Peppermint Twist Yeah, yeah, etc Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Henry Glover / Joseph Di Nicola Peppermint Twist lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management