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Thread #137813   Message #3157999
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-May-11 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Let me go, Melda Massi/Marcey' (Harry B
Subject: ADD: 'Let me go, Melda Massi/Marcy' (Burgie)
Hi, Morwen -
Remember that we're a lyrics site. If you want to discuss a song, make sure the lyrics have been posted. I don't know this song, but I'll post what I found:

LET ME GO, MELDA MASSI/MARCY
(Irving Burgie??)

Well I cried all night, not a policeman was in sight.
When Imelda get up off the bed-a, she start to play with my finger head-a.
I cried out "Stop it, Melda I ticklish, don't play with my finger."

"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."

She said, "Daddy don't you groan, I'm going to bite you down to the bone."
I felt no pain so what was the use to go and complain.
I felt no pain so what was the use to go and complain.

I cried out, "Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go go-go-go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."

She said, "Daddy it's no use, the finger taste like pineapple juice."
The louder I shout, the more finger Melda put in her mouth.
The louder I shout, the more finger Melda put in her mouth.
I cried out "Stop it, Melda I ticklish, not with the finger."

"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' me finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go go-go-go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."

Well I cried all night, not a policeman was in sight.
When Emelda get up off the bed-a, she start to play with my finger head.
I cried out "Stop it, Melda I ticklish, don't play with me finger."

"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go oh Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."
"Lemme go Melda Marcy, you're bitin' my finger."


http://www.lyricstime.com/harry-belafonte-melda-massi-lyrics.html

I listened to the Belafonte recording - this is a pretty good transcription. Apparently, Belafonte sang this song on the 8th anniversary presentation of the Ed Sullivan Show.