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GIMME A PIGFOOT (AND A BOTTLE OF BEER) (Wesley Wilson) Bessie Smith - 1933 Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon - 1940 Billie Holiday - 1949 Juanita Hall - 1957 LaVern Baker - 1958 Nina Simone - 1966 Diana Ross - 1972 Cleo Laine - 1973 Teresa Brewer & Count Basie - 1973 Angela Brown - 1987 Also recorded by: Judith Durham; Champion Jack Dupree; Bobby Short; Abbey Lincoln: .............. and others. SPOKEN: Twenty-five cents, hah, no, no I wouldn't pay twenty-five cents to go in nowhere 'Cause listen here..... Up in Harlem ev'ry Saturday night When the highbrows get together its just too tight They all congregates at an all night strut And what they do is tut-tut-tut Old Hannah Brown from 'cross town Gets full of corn and starts breakin' 'em down Just at the break of day You can hear old Hannah say Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer Send me 'gain, I don't care I feel just like I wanna clown Give the piano player a drink Because he's bringin' me down! He's gotta rhythm, Y-e-e-a-a-h! When he stomps his feet He sends me right off to sleep Check all your razors and your guns We gonna be 'rested when the wagon comes I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer Send me 'cause I don't care Play me 'cause I don't care (Trumpet Solo) Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer Send me 'gain, I don't care I feel just like I wanna clown Give the piano player a drink Because he's bringin' me down He's got rhythm, Y-e-e-a-a-h! When he stomps his feet He sends me right off to sleep Check all your razors and your guns Do the shim-sham-shimmy 'til the risin' sun Give me a reefer and a gang o' gin Play me 'cause I'm in my sin Play me 'cause I'm full of gin (Transcribed from the Bessie Smith recording by Mel Priddle - September 2005) ***** GIMME A PIGFOOT (AND A BOTTLE OF BEER) (Wesley Wilson) Nina Simone - 1959 Up in Harlem on a Saturday night Were the highbrows get together, it's just to tight We all gather at the Harlem Strut And what we do is tut tut tut Ol' Hannah Brown, from way cross town Keeps drinking her liquor and she brings them down Just at the break of day You could hear old Hannah say I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer Send me daddy, cos I don't care I feel just like I wanna clown Give the piano player a drink Cause he brought me down He just send me right off to sleep Check all your razors and your guns I'm gonna be arrested when the wagon comes I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer Send me cos I don't care oh no Send me cos I don't care I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer Send me daddy, cos I don't care I feel just like I wanna clown Give the piano player a drink Cause he brought me down He's got rhythm when he stomps his feet He moves me right off to sleep Check all your razors check your guns I'm gonna be arrested when the wagon comes I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer Send me cos I don't care oh no Send me cos I don't care (Contributed by Sören Sjögren - June 2004) *****

    


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