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Stir It Up

Stir It Up has not been seen in 1778 Phish shows.
It has not yet been performed live.
It was played at 0.06% of live shows.
It has been performed live 1 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Bob Marley

Original Artist: Bob Marley and The Wailers

Original Album: Catch a Fire (1973)

Debut: 1987-08-21

Historian: Mark Toscano, Phillip Zerbo (pzerbo)


One of Bob Marley’s signature tunes, “Stir It Up” is a popular reggae cover for both reggae and wanna-be reggae bands alike. At Ian’s Farm on 8/21/87, a “Stir It Up” jam erupted out of “McGrupp” and into a “Makisupa” during the improv-heavy third set. The next year, Jah Roy made an appearance at Phish’s 6/20/88 Nectar’s show, lending his vocals to a post-”Ya Mar” reggae jam that included vocal quotes of “Three Little Birds,” “One Love,” and “Stir It Up,” among others. The only other known attempt of the tune occurred during a mouth-watering 7/30/93 soundcheck combo of “Makisupa” -> “Stir It Up” jam -> “Have Mercy.” 



While not getting the complete treatment on the Phish stage, all the members of Phish have performed the tune live in other contexts. The 8’ Fluorescent Tubes (with Trey and Fish) performed the tune at the only gig of that ensemble on 4/17/98. On 11/1/98, Trey and Mike gave the song an acoustic treatment along with other audience members at an open mic night at the Dead Goat Saloon in Salt Lake City. “Stir It Up” was then a regular of Page’s Vida Blue sets in 2002.



Watch Stir It Up on YouTube Bob Marley, "Stir It Up"


Lyrics:

(Marley)
© Fifty Six Hope Road Music Ltd. (ASCAP)

Stir it up, little darling, stir it up
Come on, baby, come on and…
stir it up, little darling, stir it up

It's been a long, long time
Since I've got you on my mind
And now you are here
I say, it's so clear
To see what we can do, honey, just me and you

Come on and stir it up, little darling, stir it up
Come on baby, come on and…
stir it up, little darling, stir it up

I'll push the wood
I'll blaze your fire
Then I'll satisfy your heart's desire
Said I'll stir it, yeah, every minute, yeah
All you got to do is keep it in, baby

And stir it up, little darling, stir it up
Come on and stir it up, ooh, little darling, stir it up, yeah

Oh, will you quench me while I'm thirsty?
Come and cool me down when I'm hot?
Your recipe, darling, is so tasty
And you sure can stir your pot

So stir it up, little darling, stir it up
Come on and stir it up, ooh, little darling, stir it up
Come on and stir it up, oh, little darling, stir it up

Little darling, stir it up
Come on and stir it up, little darling, stir it up

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