Dick Holler & the Holidays - Double shot of my baby's love

First performance: 25/08/1978


Bruce played the song 5 times and 2 times as a snippet:   
2009-09-16 BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
performed with The Swingin’ Medallions. Also soundchecked before the show.
1981-01-26 Athletic & Convocation Center, South Bend, IN
1978-09-09 Athletic & Convocation Center, South Bend, IN
1978-08-25 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT 
Bruce and Clarence join Beaver Brown. (An American rock band from Narragansett, Rhode Island, that began their career in the 1970s and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s. Apparently, the whole band were at the club but they didn't all play.)
(Clarence and Bruce with Mike Antunes - Toad's Place - photo courtesy of Phil Tighe)
  • Snippets
during  LIGHT OF DAY

2000-04-22 Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, Raleigh, NC
The outro of "Glory Days" features the organ riff of "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)".
1988-06-22 Villa Park, Birmingham, England


"Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" is a popular song written by Don Smith and Cyril Vetter and originally recorded in 1964 by Dick Holler & the Holidays. The song was banned on many radio stations due to the lines referring to drinking and sex, including "worst hangover I ever had" and "she loved me so hard".

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

2021-07-21 SiriusXM Studio, New York City
Bruce played the song during the 25th episode of  'From My Home to Yours' series, themed "Frat Party". 
1978-09-09 Athletic & Convocation Center, South Bend, IN  
Bruce on the song : 
"This song was originally done 1967 by a group called the Swinging Medallions ....and what it is.....it is the greatest.....Fraternity Rock song of all time . I don’t know if there´s any fraternities here tonight but this is for your school, right....this is a song called "Double Shot of My Baby’s Love"... ‘It wasn’t the wine...that I had too much of....it was double shot of my baby’s love’ ...now, the chorus...says those words a whole mess of times so when we get to the chorus, what you gotta do is you gotta move like you’re drunk ... you gotta move like John Belushi..and ..all you say is ‘Double shot of my baby’s love, yeah, yeah, yeah’, alright .....are we gonna try it ? ..... is the band ready ?.....are you sure ?...."


Woke up this morning, my head was so bad
The worst hangover that I ever had
What happened to me last night
That girl of mine, she loved me so right (yeah!) (oh, oh)
She loved me so long and she loved me so hard
I finally passed out in her front yard (whoo!)
It wasn't wine that I had too much of
It was a double shot of my baby's love

Double shot of my baby's love, yeah yeah, yeah
Double shot of my baby's love, yeah yeah, yeah
A potion that I had too much of
It was a double shot of my baby's love

It was such a thrill it was hurtin' me (ooh!)
I was sufferin' in ecstasy
She had me turnin' flips and-a shoutin' out loud (yah-hah!)
A sip of her love and I was walkin' one a cloud
One night a week is-a plenty enough
It's a good thing for me they don't bottle that stuff [pop!]
Well, my heart begins to fly like a dove
When I take a double shot of my baby's love