Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle

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Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle

Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle

Pop Rock Music

The song was written by singer-songwriter-guitarist Boz Scaggs and singer-songwriter-keyboardist David Paich. Part of the inspiration for this song came from the shuffle beat of Fats Domino’s song “The Fat Man.” Both Scaggs and Paich liked the idea of a song about a drifter who wants to make that one big score. The song was first released on Scaggs’s critically acclaimed 1976 album Silk Degrees. It was released in 1977 as a single, backed with “We’re All Alone,” and charted well. “Lido Shuffle” went to #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #2 in Australia, #5 in Canada, and #13 in the U.K.

On the track were Boz Scaggs (lead vocals, guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), David Hungate (bass), Jeff Porcaro (drums), David Paich (keyboards, Moog synthesizer), and a horn sections.  Soon after this, Paich, Hungate ,and Porcaro formed the band Toto.

Boz Scaggs had been with the Steve Miller Band in the 1960s and then went solo, having several big hits in the 1970s and 1980s. Scaggs continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Lido Shuffle” by Boz Scaggs:

Lido missed the boat that day
He left the shack
But that was all he missed
And he ain’t comin’ back

At a tombstone bar
In a jukejoint car
He made a stop
Just long enough
To grab a handle off the top

Next stop Chi town
Lido put the money down let ’em roll
He said one more job ought to get it
One last shot ‘fore we quit it
One for the road

Lido woah oh oh oh
He’s for the money
He’s for the show
Lido’s waiting for the go

Lido woah oh oh oh oh
He said one more job ought to get it
One last shot ‘fore we quit it
One more for the road

Lido will be runnin’
Havin’ great big fun
Until he got the note
Sayin’ tow the line or blow it
And that was all he wrote

He’ll be makin’ like a bee line
Headin’ for the border line
Goin’ for broke
Sayin’ one more hit ought to do it
This joint ain’

t nothin’ to it
One more for the road

Lido whoah oh oh oh
He’s for the money
He’s for the show
Lido’s waiting for the go

Lido woah oh oh oh oh oh oh
One more job ought to get it
One last shot then we quit it
One more for the road

Lido woah oh oh oh
He’s for the money
He’s for the show
Lido’s a waitin’ for the go
Lido woah oh oh oh oh oh
One more job ought to get it

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