Get Thee Behind Me Satan

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For the 2005 White Stripes album, see Get Behind Me Satan.

"Get Thee Behind Me Satan, and start pushing" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin for the 1936 film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Harriet Hilliard. It was originally written for Ginger Rogers in Top Hat (1935).[1]

The title is a biblical quotation, both from

Luke 4:5-8 referring to the temptation of Jesus by Satan and from

Matthew 16:23, spoken by Jesus to Saint Peter.

Notable recordings[edit]


  1. ^ Daniel Eagan (26 November 2009). America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry. Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 237–. ISBN 978-0-8264-2977-3. Retrieved 1 December 2012.