Shocking Blue – Mighty Joe

The tone of this guitar gets to me every time. This song was the follow up to the #1 Venus and this made it to #43 in the Billboard 100. They are known as a one-hit-wonder but the truth is they had other hits all over the world just not in Billboard.

This song was written by guitarist  Robbie van Leeuwen who most all of Shocking Blue’s successful songs. The band formed in 1967 and broke up in 1974. They did regroup a few times in the 80s but never had the success of this period.

The members in this period were Mariska Veres vocals, Robbie van Leeuwen guitarist, Klaasje van der Wal bass guitar and Cor van der Beek drums.

 

Mighty Joe

Be careful girls
For Mighty Joe
Be careful!
He teaches you all that don’t know
He makes you cry
Before it’s through

And I bet you like it too
Did you hear about Mighty Joe?
Did you hear about Mighty Joe?
Beware
Beware when he is around
Mighty Joe with the bass voice!

Mighty Joe was here last year
I tell you!
Just like you
I had no fear
I fell for him
Baby

And then he made of me a woman
Sweet
Sweet
Sweet thing
Sweet
Sweet
Sweet thing
I love you
Yes
I love you
I love you so bad

He took my heart and in a sense

I swear he ain’t got no sense
When I said yeah
He’s gone to town
I warn you
He will let you down
Did you hear about Mighty Joe?
Did you hear about Mighty Joe?
Beware
Beware when he is around
Mighty Joe with the bass voice!

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

15 thoughts on “Shocking Blue – Mighty Joe”

    1. She has a cool voice…Grace Slick like but I like it better. I have a few more songs of them coming this weekend. You know one by them…Venus…I also like that plain guitar

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    1. Thanks. I really like her voice and they are a band I disccovered because of “Venus” but they have some good songs. I went crazy writing up their songs…what info I could find and I’m posting them this weekend… I call it new old music.

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      1. You thought the same as me. I like this and some others better than Venus. She had a Grace Slick sound to her voice. I’m glad you liked it.

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    1. I know…discovered this group through “Venus” and she has a throaty voice…I like it. I’m posting some more this weekend.

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    1. I really like her voice. I discovered them a few years ago and they are new/old music to me. I like quite a few of them. her voice has a Grace Slick quality in some songs.

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    1. Yes they had hit records just not here… one of them Nirvana covered… I’ll have three more this weekend.
      I like her voice though… I’ve heard her song Somebody to Love and it’s dead up like Grace

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