One Mint Julep
Ray Charles Lyrics

One early morning, as I was walking
I met a woman, we started talking
I took her home, to get a few nips
But all I had was a mint julep

I don't remember just how I started
I only know that we should have parted
I stole a kiss, and then another
I didn't mean to take it further
One mint julep was the cause of it all
The lights were burning low, there in the parlor
When through the kitchen door, up popped her father
He said "I saw you when you kissed my daughter
Better wed her right now, or face a slaughter!"

I didn't know just what I was doing
I had to marry of face ruin

A mint julep, a mint julep
A mint julep, a mint julep
One mint julep was the cause of it all

Now, I don't want to bore you with my troubles
But from now on I?ll be thinking double
I'm through with flirting and drinking whiskey
I got six extra children from a-getting frisky

A mint julep, a mint julep
A mint julep, a mint julep
One mint julep was the cause of it all

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Barry I. Grauman

Recorded on December 27, 1960. Most of the sidemen were from Count Basie's orchestra, with Quincy Jones as arranger/conductor.....and Ray at the organ.

Barry I. Grauman

You're VERY welcome!

Nurken J.B.Rustemov

What a time it was. Hard-bop invented, bosa nova came in, Ray released greatest albums right after another.


So that’s why it sounds so damn good!

Melvin Bridgewater

This Is On The Impulse Label And This Is My Daddies Record !!!!!


I love it when someone adds a tidbit of information about a song. Thanks man I love the comment . 👍

joseph costello

How beautiful is this ? If you can’t find anything good about this song or Ray Charles then you have no soul. RIP Uncle Ray

Larry Reid

Nothing else sounds like a Hammond B3 organ.


@Pop Ease Baby Face Willette on Blue Note. Still. Ray's use of bass pedals...


Fluke. Just commented that the way he uses those bass pedals. That's Ray on B-3. That low gurgle... Nothing else sounds like it. :D

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