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Pay the Piper
by Chairmen Of The Board

If you dance to the music, don't you know
You've got to pay to the piper
Ask your mama!
If you dance to the music, don't you know
You've got to pay to the piper

I spend my money on you--every dime
You even told me you had a good time
The night is through and we're all alone
You said it's time that you went home

You've been wined and dined in front of me
Just how nice must I be?
I played the tune, you dug the beat
Now come on, girl--be nice to me

If you dance to the music, don't you know
You've got to pay to the piper
Ask your mama!
If you dance to the music, don't you know
You've got to pay to the piper

Come on, come on, yeah
Come on, come on, darling

You say that you haven't known me long
How much longer will this go on?
Girl, my patience is wearing thin
I want to be more than just a friend

Girl, I need some love desperately
Stop teasing, girl--take care of me
I played the tune, you dug the beat
Now come on, girl--be nice to me

If you dance to the music, don't you know
You've got to pay to the piper
Ask your mama!
If you dance to the music, don't you know
You've got to pay to the piper, oh yeah

Come on, come on, yeah
Come on, come on, darling

I played the tune, you dug the beat
Now come on, girl--be nice to me

If you dance to the music, don't you know
You've got to pay to the piper
Ask your mama!
If you dance to the music, don't you know
You've got to pay to the piper
Ask your mama!

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ANGELO BOND, RONALD DUNBAR, GENERAL NORMAN JOHNSON, GREGORY S PERRY

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Tony Woodson

Holland Dozier Holland at their best....producing General Johnson and the boys for Invictus Records....and as always folks please,enjoy,enjoy,enjoy...Peace!

Sandra Dee Lawson.

Happy New Year's.

fatpizzaman

A sadly overlooked soul classic from the early 1970s. I've always liked this song - General Johnson had a very distinctive song and it's a shame he's gone now. Thanks for putting this song up MusicMike2.

Sandra Dee Lawson.

Happy New.

Adrienne Robinson

fatpizzaman Truth SMDH

Karen Folques

OMG! I had forgotten all about this song...I just came across it in something I was reading...I remember it from the time of its release and I had LOVED it...holy cow, amazing. So glad I found it!!!!

Sandra Dee Lawson.

Happy New Karen.

Steven Quinn

CKLW The Motor City I remember when Detroit was everything

Sandra Dee Lawson.

Happy 2020 New Year's Steven.

Sandra Dee Lawson.

@MusicMike's "Flashback Favorites" Good morning Mikey!

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