What does “She’s About A Mover” mean?

What do that mean by that?

There is a song, from 1965, by the Sir Douglas Quintet called “She’s About a Mover”. I’ve always wondered what that phrase meant. The garage rock song has a Tex-Mex sound with a 12-bar blues structure. The single is on Tribe Records, number 8308, and runs 2 minutes and 20 seconds long. But what were they trying to say?

The song was written by Doug Sahm (lead vocals and guitar) with a Vox Continental organ riff provided by Augie Meyers. It was named the number one Texas song by “Texas Monthly” and it peaked at #13 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 in the UK.

When asked about the meaning Augie Meyers said “We were playing in this club called The Blue Note and this couple used to dance and Doug [Sahm] said ‘She’s a body mover!’ Back in those days you couldn’t say ‘body mover’ on a record. He changed it to ‘She’s About A Mover’. ”

Sahm was influenced by San Antonio music scene that included conjunto and blues, and later by the hippie scene of San Francisco. This helps explain the fact that he described her sexy body movements as “body mover” and, back in those days, it would be too sexual for the mainstream radio and television.

She’s About a Mover” Lyrics

Well, she was walking down the street
Looking fine as she could be, hey, hey
Well, she was walking down the street
Looking fine as she could be, hey, hey
If you have love and conversation
Whoa, yeah, what’d I say?
Hey, hey
She’s about a mover
She’s about a mover
She’s about a mover
She’s about a mover
Hey, hey, hey, hey
What’d I say?
She’s about a mover
She’s about a mover
Well, you know I love you, baby
Whoa, yeah, what’d I say?
Hey, hey
Well, she strolled on up to me
And said, “Hey, big boy, what’s your name?”
Hey, hey
Well, she strolled on up to me
And said, “Hey, big boy, what’s your name?”
Hey, hey
Well, you know I love you, baby
Whoa, yeah, what’d I say?
Hey, hey
She’s about a mover
She’s about a mover
She’s about a mover
She’s about a mover
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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