'Arkansas Twist' writer dies at 74 | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, February 21, 2008

'Arkansas Twist' writer dies at 74

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 3:17 PM

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Bobby Lee Trammell, a former state legislator and Craighead County Quorum Court member, died Wednesday. He was 74. Roller Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro is handling arrangements.

Trammell was best known for his 1962 rock song "Arkansas Twist." Here's a sample of the lyrics.

Well, now you oughta see my mom and pa
Doin' the twist in Arkansas
Ma goes up, my pa comes down
They're all goin' around and around
They're doin' it, yeah they're doin' it
Well, now you twist and you twist and you do it like this
Twist and you twist and you do it like this
Twist and you twist and you do it like this
Twist and you twist and you do it like this
You shake a little bit, you twist a little bit
That's how you do the Arkansas twist
Let's go!

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