Song Lyric Sunday – Put on Your High Heel Sneakers

This week I looked at Jim Adams’ prompts for Song Lyric Sunday and thought “Oh no! What on earth am I going to find?” I don’t know what I was worried about, there were so many songs to choose from. From Clothing, Hat, Pants, Scarf, Shirt, Shoes or Tie, I choose this classic from The Rolling Stones from 1964, “Put on Your High Heel Sneakers.”

High Heel Sneakers is a blues song written and recorded by Tommy Tucker in 1963. Blues writer Mary Katherine Aldin describes it as an uptempo twelve-bar blues, with "a spare, lilting musical framework", and a strong vocal. The song's rhythmic approach has also been compared to that of Jimmy Reed. Tucker's lyrics recall the time he spent as a Golden Gloves boxer in the 1950s:

Put on your red dress baby
Because we're going out to night
You better wear some boxing gloves
In case a fool might want to fight


This song has been covered by a multitude of artists from Jerry Lee Lewis, to Stevie Wonder, The Faces and Jose Feliciano, and many more. My personal favorite is this one from The Stones.

Lyrics
Put On Your High Heel Sneakers
The Rolling Stones


Put on your red dress baby
Because we're going out to night
Put on your red dress baby
Because we're going out to night
You better wear some boxing gloves
In case a fool might want to fight

Put on your high-heel sneakers
Wear your wig hat on your head
Put on your high-heel sneakers
Wear your wig hat on your head
I'm pretty sure now baby
Because you know, you're going to knock them dead

Put on your high-heel sneakers
Wear your wig hat on your head
Put on your high-heel sneakers

Written by Tommy Tucker, 1963

  19 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Put on Your High Heel Sneakers

  1. September 22, 2019 at 12:39 am

    I’ve always been a fan of the “Stones” Christine, I remember going to see them in Melbourne at Kooyong Tennis centre 1973, ..wow… 40’C on a Saturday afternoon, and Mick didn’t stop for 2,1/2 hours…. incredible… (I was 22)……

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2019 at 6:58 am

      I loved the early Stones. They were so Bluesy. Great memory Ivor 🙂💕

  2. September 22, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Thanks for sharing this song Christine as it is one of the early Stones songs that I had forgotten. Very Bluesy and great harmonica.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      it just jumped into my mind right after “I’m too sexy for my pants” and “These boots are made for walking” LOL 🤣 I’ll have to see if anyone picked those songs today.

      • September 22, 2019 at 7:31 pm

        Yes Right Said Fred with I am too sexy, that would have also worked nice. I really thought someone would do Elvis Blue Suede Shoes, but nobody did yet.

      • Christine Bolton
        September 22, 2019 at 7:57 pm

        Yes! That crossed my mind too!

  3. September 22, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Love this song. Nice pick!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks! It’s great isn’t it?🙂

  4. September 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Great choice!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks Jilly 🙂

  5. September 22, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    This song is sizzlin. Love me some Rolling Stones!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks Lisa. It’s so good to hear it again 🙂💕

      • September 22, 2019 at 9:23 pm

        YW Christine 🙂

  6. aisasami
    September 22, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Never heard thuis Stones song before, thanks for the share!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2019 at 9:39 pm

      My pleasure. I’m happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  7. September 22, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Good classic choice! 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2019 at 12:18 am

      Thanks Felicia 🙂💕

  8. September 25, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Good one! I’m pretty sure I’ve heard this by some other artists, but first time from the Stones. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2019 at 9:14 pm

      Yes it was one of their earliest recordings 🙂👍

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