Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer / The Fireballs  Lyrics

October 20, 2008

Album: It was a single
Genre: Rock and Roll
Released:  1963
The Fireballs (or Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs), is an American rock and roll group, which were really popular at the end of the 1950s and in the early 1960s. They recorded this song in 1963 at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending five weeks there. It also reached #1 on the Cashbox magazine charts during three weeks. The song sold over a million copies, earning gold record status and becoming #1 single of 1963 (Top Song Of 1963). It also was a moderated success in UK. “Sugar Shack” was written by Keith McCormack: an American singer, guitarist and songwriter.

There’s a crazy little shack beyond the tracks
And everybody calls it the sugar shack
Well, it’s just a coffeehouse and it’s made out of wood
Express coffee tastes mighty good
That’s not the reason why I’ve got to get back
To that sugar shack, whoa baby
To that sugar shack.

There’s this cute little girlie, she’s a’workin’ there
A black leotard and her feet are bare
I’m gonna drink a lotta coffee, spend a little cash
Make that girl love me when I put on some trash
You can understand why I’ve got to get back
To that sugar shack, whoa baby
To that sugar shack, yeah honey
To that sugar shack, whoa yes
To that sugar shack.

Now that sugar shack queen is a’married to me, yeah yeah
We just sit around and dream of those old memories
Ah, but one of these days I’m gonna lay down tracks
In the direction of that sugar shack
Just me and her yes we’re gonna go back
To that sugar shack,
Whoa uh ohT
o that sugar shack, yeah honey
To our sugar shack


Yeh, yeh, yeh, our sugar shack