Jump In The Line

"Jump In The Line” also known as “Jump In The Line (Shake, Senora)” is a calypso song composed by Lord Kitchener in 1946 and best known from a version recorded by vocalist Harry Belafonte in 1961.

Jump In The Line


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YOU CAN PLAY ALONG IN THE SAME KEY! I've shortened the songsheet for BUG by leaving out some of the instrumentals. The opening riff can be simplified by leaving out some of the notes - experiment. Have fun and dance - you CANNOT play this sitting down!

Aldwyn Roberts better known by the stage name Lord Kitchener (or "Kitch"), was a Trinidadian calypsonian. He has been described as "the grand master of calypso" and "the greatest calypsonian of the post-war age".

Singer Harry Belafonte, released his own take of "Jump In The Line" on November 17, 1961 (credited to his pseudonym Raymond Bell on the disc label). It was included on the album Jump Up Calypso.

But likely its most memorable appearance is in the 1988 Tim Burton comedy horror film Beetlejuice, and its occurrence later in the Broadway musical stage adaptation of Beetlejuice in 2019 as the finale.

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