Country
🇧🇪 Belgium
Song
Copycat
Written by
Jacques Duvall
Composed by
Benjamin Schoos
On the internet
Broadcaster
Radio télévision belge de la communauté française

Patrick Ouchène is Copycat! His great passion for fifties rock ’n’ roll naturally led him to become a musician but he has always remained loyal to rockabilly. As guitarist and singer, he is not content with copying or recreating the great classics of the era, Patrick also writes and composes his own songs.

In the 1980s, he produced two LPs, an EP and a number of singles. On his first album, he sang with Dani Klein from Vaya Con Dios.


His greatest commercial success was Je Suis Swing with the group The Dominos, which entered the French Top 10 in 1991. With this hit, the Dominos took part in major French entertainment programms presented by Michel Drucker, Jean-Pierre Foucault and Pascal Sevran, with the great honour of singing C’est à Paris in a duet with Charles Aznavour.


Hundreds of live appearances followed in clubs and festivals where The Dominos shared the stage with big names such as Johnny Clegg, the Blues Brothers Band, Wynton Marsalis, Michel Legrand, Claude Nougaro, Maurane, Arno and the famous legend of the blues, Louisiana Red.


More recently, Patrick Ouchène produced six full CDs that provide an explosive cocktail of rockabilly straight out of the fifties and played by rock ’n’ roll aficionados and authentic music clubs.


Managing his musical projects head-on, such as The Million Dollars Sunrise (a project that reproduced the Sun Sound of 1955) or Runnin’ Wild (a group of modern, non-retro rockabilly), he is also acknowledged as a studio musician for his mastery of the rockabilly guitar.

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Lyrics of Copycat

Way down in Memphis, Tennessee There's a guy looking just like me Wearing the same blue suede shoes Singing the same old blues Way down in the U.S. of A. There's a guy doing things my way Combing the same greasy hair Hugging the same teddy bear He's a copycat Trying to steal my soul But he's too fat To rock'n'roll Way down in the deep deep South There's a guy with a girly mouth Eating the same banana sandwich Dressed in the same kind of kitsch Way down by the Mississippi river There's a guy with a voice that quivers Driving the same Cadillac car Chasing the same lucky star He's a copycat Trying to steal my soul But he's too fat To rock'n'roll Way down in America There's a guy, rich and arrogant Dating my fair Priscilla He makes me want to hire a killer! Way down in the land of the brave There's a guy lying in his grave Cause nobody duplicating my jive Will never get away with that alive He was a copycat Trying to steal my soul Now he's too dead