Gimme a Pigfoot
LaVern Baker Lyrics


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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Wesley Wilson

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Comments from YouTube:

Najponk Jazz

Great record!!!! Thanks for upload!!!! 💿

David Chernofsky

what a great song never go proper exposure R&B in 50s got a very bad deal

Ann Bekooy

I couldn't agree more. Fabulous song. Maybe the lack of promotion had something to do with an industry that was known to be racist in the 1950's and the notion of a "Pigsfoot" as being something "black people would eat"? Just curious.

Marius M

now its called a" trotter" - and its a fancy priced item.

Malvern Mascal

Pig foot was the cheapest meat at that time

Jim Roth

Its good eating

Wayne Bennett

Classic 50's R & B. Leave your razors and your guns !

Musicola

Written in 1933 and recorded by Bessie Smith that year.

BruceTheSillyGoose

ah the STEREO version! i gotta find that CD, the only ones i've sound were the atlantic original mono. :(

lastknowngood0

Lavern though rock n roll fame got us then young'uns into Blues & Jazz!

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