Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s About a Mover

A song from The Sir Douglas Quintet. The song is reminiscent of the Beatles She’s a Woman. The band was formed in San Antonio in 1964. Doug Sahm the guitarist/ singer wrote this She’s About a Mover. The song peaked at #13 in the Billboard 100 and #15 in the UK in 1965. The song was named the number one ‘Texas’ song by Texas Monthly. 

Doug’s voice has a Ray Charles like sound and they ended up with 3 top 40 songs and 4 songs in the Billboard 100.

 

She’s About a Mover

She was walking down the street
Looking fine as she could be, hey, hey
She was walking down the street
She’s looking fine as she could be, hey, hey
You know I love you, baby
Oh hear what is say, hey, hey

She walked right up to me
Said, “Hey, big boy, what’s your name?”
She walked right up to me
Said, “Hey, big boy, what’s your name?” Hey, hey
We had love and conversation
Oh yeah, what 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

She’s about a mover
She’s about a mover
You know I love you, baby
Oh yeah, what I say, yeah, hey

Now, she walked right up to me, talkin’ about me
She said, “Hey, big boy, what’s your name?”
Well, she walked right up to me
Said, “Hey, big boy, what’s your name?”
We had love and conversation
Oh yeah, what 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

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

15 thoughts on “Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s About a Mover”

    1. It does resemble it…. I also like his Ray Charles like voice.
      Being in radio…how many cities have you ended up living in if you don’t mind me asking? I would think you would have to move around a lot since there are so many changes at stations.

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      1. He does sound a bit like Ray. Ray was a great influence to many!

        I’ve been fairly lucky. Yes, in radio, many people do a lot of bouncing around the country. I have friends who were able to pursue many radio gigs in various states. I began my career in Detroit and all of my radio jobs have been here in Michigan. I worked in Detroit first, went to the west side of the state, came back to Detroit, then moved to the Flint area. I also have done work (and still do part time) in the Saginaw area (about 20-30 minutes north of Flint). I have also been blessed to have kept the same name throughout my career – I have always been Keith Allen (with the exception of my first night on the air – used my real name that night). Many times a station will give you a name or a nickname. I can’t imagine going on the air saying “Good afternoon, I’m Tick Tack, and here’s Snoop Dogg!”

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      2. Lol… I’ve went back over some of your posts about stories…they are great… DJ’s in Nashville were treated like royality in the 70s – 90s. Now most of the stations are preprogrammed it seems like. Talk radio has taken over here also…either sports or politics.
        In the south there is only one sport it seems….football…and I’m a baseball fan so I don’t listen too much.
        That is great that you didn’t have to travel everywhere.

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      3. I appreciate you saying that! It means a lot.

        It wasn’t odd for DJs to be treated like celebrities, because they were! I worked with a guy who said that in the 60’s when there was an appearance, two DJs would go to it. One would be on the air for the first half while the other sat and signed autographs, and they’d switch spots for the second half. I always laughed when someone would want my autograph!

        I LOVE Nashville! I worked a long time in country radio (and one of my part time jobs now is for a country station) and we’d go to Nashville for the Country Radio Seminar. Such an amazing town! My wife and I visited her aunt in Kentucky and we shot over to Nashville for a short afternoon visit to the Opryland hotel. If I could move there, I would!

        I am more of a baseball guy myself. I really enjoy going to the minor league parks. Some great baseball there! My son had a robotics tournament in Louisville and we went and saw the Bats play. Beautiful park! Love that you get to see baseball at half the price of the major league parks.

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      4. We have the Nashville Sounds and they finally got a new park a couple of years. A great park.
        The thing about Nashville I like is it’s like a big small city. After traveling to Atlanta and a few other cities…I appreciate it here. I live in a county bordering Davidson county that has Nashville. The town I live in is pretty much like Mayberry.
        The DJ’s that were famous here were Carl P Mayfield, Gerry House, and Coyote McCloud. The AM radio DJs were a lot of fun.
        It’s wonderful you get to do the thing you love.

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      5. I heard about that park! I am hoping to take a longer trip to Nashville, maybe this summer. Will have to check that park out for sure!

        Small town living is nice! We live in a small town north of Flint. Very Mayberry-ish. I love it.

        Actually met Gerry House once at the seminar. Nice guy, and certainly a legend. Loved doing radio, wish I could still do it full time.

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      6. House has always seemed like a good guy. I hope you get to go and see them. My wife would rather see the Sounds than travel with me to see the team I love…The Dodgers in Atlanta.
        I wanted my son to go to the schools here…same ones I went to…no gangs or shootings…good simple place to grown up.

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      7. Traveling to see a ball game – it must be a guy thing – LOL! I’d do that too! My wife and I were married a year ago in Florida – we planned it around Spring Training. I had never been there, so we went to see the Tigers play!

        That is SO important these days – a good school (and good teachers)!

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      8. I’ve never been to spring training and I want to go one day…

        It is…Everyone knows each other and there is more one on one with the kids. Safety also is important…you never know about anywhere but some more certain than others. I have to drive 36 miles to work one way in Nashville but that is alright.

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