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This was played half a dozen times in 1972. Garcia seems to have mixed around the verses on different occasions - this is the version on "Steppin' Out ...".

Lyrics By
John Vincent
Huey 'Piano' Smith
Music By
John Vincent
Huey 'Piano' Smith
Lyrics

I want to jump but I'm afraid I'll fall
I want to holler but the joint's too small
Young man rhythm got a hold on me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

I want to kiss, baby, that ain't all
I want to kiss her but the gal's too small
Young man rhythm got a hold on me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

I want to holler, baby, don't you know
I would be running but my feet's too slow
Young man rhythm got a hold on me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

I want to scream but that ain't all
My baby loves me, Lord, she's carrying on
Young man rhythm got a hold on me too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

I want to jump but I'm afraid I'll fall
I want to holler but the joint's too small

  • Rockin' Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu

    I want to jump but I'm afraid I'll fall
    I want to holler but the joint's too small
    Young man rhythm got a hold on me too
    I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

    I want to kiss, baby, that ain't all
    I want to kiss her but the gal's too small
    Young man rhythm got a hold on me too
    I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

    I want to holler, baby, don't you know
    I would be running but my feet's too slow
    Young man rhythm got a hold on me too
    I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

    I want to scream but that ain't all
    My baby loves me, Lord, she's carrying on
    Young man rhythm got a hold on me too
    I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

    I want to jump but I'm afraid I'll fall
    I want to holler but the joint's too small

    This was played half a dozen times in 1972. Garcia seems to have mixed around the verses on different occasions - this is the version on "Steppin' Out ...".