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Down At The Twist And Shout (WORD)
Down At The Twist And Shout (PDF)
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG IN THE SAME KEY AS THE SONGSHEET IN GCEA TUNING, if you put your capo on the 2nd fret. I've altered the intro and outro instrumentals for BUG.
The song "Down at the Twist and Shout" celebrates the Bethesda, Maryland dance and music venue Twist & and Shout. Released in June 1991 as the third single from the album Shooting Straight in the Dark, the song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart on September 14, 1991. The Cajun-themed song features backing from members of BeauSoleil, who are also name-dropped in the lyrics. Carpenter (with BeauSoleil) performed the song pregame at Super Bowl XXXI.
In 1992, "Down at the Twist and Shout" won Carpenter a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.