Born to Hand Jive

Born to Hand Jive
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Glee's rendition of "Born to Hand Jive" by Grease
Type Cover Song
Artist Grease
Released November 6, 2012
Episode The New Rachel
Sung By New Directions with Mercedes, Mike, and Kitty

Born to Hand Jive was originally performed by Grease but covered by several members of New Directions in The Role You Were Born to Play.

When the directors of Season Four's Glease auditions find trouble casting their main parts, Sandy and Danny, Mercedes calls for a final audition that will focus on the chemistry that became evident in the call-backs: Marley Rose and Ryder Lynn against Jake Puckerman and Kitty Wilde. Born to Hand Jive was specifically picked by Finn Hudson, a director, who wanted to observe the members' ability to dance '50's style. This was the last song featured in the auditions during The Role You Were Born to Play and was the last chance for the cast members to show-case their talent. Throughout the piece, Kitty and Jake appear dysfunctional as they grow envious (Jake of Ryder and Kitty of Marley), which hurts their performance. Ryder and Marley, however, perform stunningly and are seen smiling proudly by the end of the piece.

[edit] Lyrics

Mercedes:

Before I was born late one night
My papa said everything's alright
The doctor paid, my Mama laid down
With her stomach bouncing all around
'Cause the beebop stork was about to arrive
Mama gave birth to a hand-jive

Mercedes and Marley:

I could barely walk when I milked a cow
When I was three I pushed a plow

Jake:

While chopping wood I moved my legs
And they saw me dance when I gathered eggs

Marley and Ryder:

The townfolk clapped, I was only five
Out-dance 'em all, he was born to hand-jive!

Mercedes:

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah - everybody

Mercedes with New Directions, Mike and Kitty:

Born to hand-jive, baby
Born to hand-jive, baby

Mercedes:

How low can you go?

Marley:

How low can you go?

Ryder:

How low can you go?

Jake:

How low can you go?
Higher!

Ryder:

Higher!

Marley:

Higher!

Mercedes:

And higher, yeah!

Ryder with New Directions:

Now can you hand jive, baby?

Ryder, Marley and Mercedes with New Directions, Mike and Kitty:

Oh can you hand jive, baby? (Mercedes: Baby, yeah!)

Ryder with New Directions, Mike and Kitty:

Oh yeah can you hand jive, baby? (Mercedes: Can you hand jive?)
Oh can you hand jive baby? (Mercedes: Baby!)
Oh yeah (Mercedes: Oh yeah)
Oh yeah (Mercedes: Oh yeah, yeah)
Oh yeah (Mercedes: Oh yeah)

Ryder and Mercedes with New Directions, Mike and Kitty:

Born to hand jive, oh yeah!

Lalalal
Lalala
Lalala

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Last edited by Justin on 16 November 2012 at 23:48
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