Let's Burn Down The Cornfield
Etta James Lyrics

Let's burn down the cornfield
Let's burn down, baby, the cornfield
And we'll listen, we'll listen to it burn
You hide behind the oak tree
I want you to hide behind that
You know that old oak tree
Stay, stay out of danger
Keep outta sight, babe till I return
It's so, it's so good
On a cold, cold night, yeah
To have a fire, a fire burnin'
Burnin' warm, warm an' bright
You hide behind the oak tree
An' I want you to stay out of sight, baby
Get behind that old, the old oak tree
An' stay, stay, get out of danger, Lord till I return
Let's burn down the cornfield
Come on, baby, let's set fire, set fire
Set fire to the cornfield
An' we'll make love, we'll make love
While it's burnin', while it's burnin'
Get a warm, get a warm, warm fire goin', baby
An' we'll make love, it'll be so good while it's burnin'
While it's burnin', it'll be so, so good, baby
While it's burnin', burnin'

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Randy Newman

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Forrest George


mark westin

forrest, your dad is one of my biggest musical heroes for too many reasons to list here. and this track is one of my favorites because of him. of course, etta and the rest of the band ain't too shabby

Hemi *

Kia ora, Forrest. I heard this today on our national radio station. Songs that were written by Randy Newman. I've never heard this song before and was delightfully surprised to hear that your dad played on it.

Forrest George

I am the eldest of Lowell's three children. I am 47 years old. My half brother Luke is 6 months younger than me, and my sister Inara is 5 years younger than me. I also have a stepbrother named Jed, who co-wrote "20 Million Things" --- the song appeared on Lowell's solo release, "Thanks I'll Eat It Here".

Mickey Rats

Always one of my favorite sessions of his. He was a unique player for sure. He is one of the reasons that slide guitar is so close to my heart......

Jim Mainor

+MusicMC1 Forrest is Lowell George's son. What a numbnuts comment!!!

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Ben powel

She was so damn good.

Merle Hambrook

one of her best memorable songs ever

Granny Tenderstone

WOW !!!!


thank you for posting this .. john paul white of the civil wars tweeted this song title today in tribute to Etta after her passing today, and i was glad to find you had shared it.. reminds me of Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday... rest in peace, miss etta...

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