Oh Why?
Little Richard Lyrics


I dreamed I was arrested
Charged with a crime
Forgot to plead innocent
'Cause darling, you're not mine

Oh, why?
Why should it happen to me?
Well, I'm cryin', "mercy
Have mercy on me"
The policeman said maybe
The judge he can agree
The jury keep on guessing
But the DA says it's me

Oh, why?
Why should it happen to me?
Well, I'm cryin', "mercy
Have mercy on me"

The lawyer said, "plead guilty
And try to cop a plea"
But why should I try plead guilty
When you don't belongs to me?

Oh, why?
Why should it happen to me?
Well, I'm cryin', "have mercy
Have mercy on me"

The policeman said maybe
The judge he can agree
The jury keep on guessing
But the DA says it's me

Oh, why?
Why should it happen to me?
Well, I'm cryin', "mercy
Have mercy on me"

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Written by: William Scott

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Comments from YouTube:

Lee Groce

Thanks for posting. First time that I remember hearing this. The real KING. Love him

Alan Cassaro

The extra added echo ruins the original dynamics of this track. There is another version on You Tube that hasn't been artifically enhanced.

Leroy Domino Davis

Sounds like he was a Fat's Domino fan ...

Sean Magee

He was! Richard liked and was very much influenced by Fats piano playing style. They both recorded in the same RnB studio in New Orleans. 😘

Chinmay

This sounds a lot like Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis.

Sean Magee

With respect, I don't see the comparison. Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel":- down tempo "Blues" number, and the 'chord progression' is entirely different from Richards "Oh Why":- an up tempo RnB (jump Blues) number. Love both😘. May they RIP😢

Joel Gomez

!!!How llea!!!

Joel Gomez

A and me llamo Noa!!!

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