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Thread #31535   Message #3223835
Posted By: Jim Dixon
15-Sep-11 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Down in Black Bottom
Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T GO DOWN IN BLACK BOTTOM (McPhail)
DON'T GO DOWN IN BLACK BOTTOM
As sung by Black Bottom McPhail
From the album "Jack Newman, James Hall, Frankie Jones, Black Bottom McPhail, 1938" (Document DOCD-5351)

Don't you go down in Black Bottom; do you hear what I say?
That's where they drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.
Now, down in Black Bottom, that is all they say.
That's where they drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.

Now, if you go down in Black Bottom and you don't know the rule,
The Black Bottom women will ride you like you was a Georgia mule.
Down in Black Bottom, that is all they say.
That's where they drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.

Now, I went down in Black Bottom; I wasn't doin' no harm.
Police brought me out by my right arm,
But I'm goin down in Black Bottom; that is all they say.
That's where they drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.

Now, if anybody asks you who composed this song,
Tell 'em Black Bottom Buddy's done been here an' gone.
Buddy, down in Black Bottom, that is all they say.
That's where they drink good moonshine and stay drunk all day.