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Wild Thing

Wild Thing has not been seen in 1883 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1985-11-23.
It was played at 0.05% of live shows.
It has been performed live 1 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Chip Taylor

Original Artist: The Wild Ones

Original Album: The Arthur Sound (1965)

Vocals: Unknown

Debut: 1985-11-23

Historian: Mockingbird Staff


"Wild Thing," the ever-coverable song originally performed by The Wild Ones (though the version by The Troggs is much better known), may seem an unlikely song for Phish to play, but apparently it was done. Mike has spoken of covering this song early on at the curious 11/23/85 show, at which Mike had his oft-described spiritual epiphany. According to Mike, “Wild Thing” had been written on a blackboard the band used, on which fans would write down requests of what they wanted to hear. Perhaps a pre-cursor to the Halloween musical costume days to come, this practice was apparently used at occasional gigs, yielding often curious and bizarre setlists that to this day leave fans scratching their heads.


Lyrics:

(Taylor)
© EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)

Wild thing
You make my heart sing
You make everything...groovy
Wild thing

Wild thing, I...think I love you
But I wanna know for sure
So come on, and hold me tight
I love you

Wild thing
You make my heart sing
You make everything...groovy
Wild thing

Wild thing, I...think you move me
But I wanna know for sure
So come on, and hold me tight
You move me

Wild thing
You make my heart sing
You make everything...groovy
Wild thing

Wild thing

Come on, come on, wild thing
Shake it, shake it, wild thing

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