Sweet Georgia Brown

  • She just got here yesterday
    Things are hot here
    Now they say there's a big change in town
    Gals are jealous there's no doubt
    Still the fellows rave about
    Sweet, sweet Georgia Brown
    And ever since she came
    The colored folks all claim, say

    No gal made has got a shade on sweet Georgia Brown
    Two left feet but oh so neat has sweet Georgia Brown
    They all sigh and wanna die for sweet Georgia Brown

    I'll tell you just why, you know I don't lie
    Not much
    It's been said she knocks 'em dead
    When she lands in town
    Since she came why it's a shame how she cools 'em down
    Fellers she can't get are fellers she ain't met
    Georgia claimed her
    Georgia named her sweet Georgia Brown

    Brown skin gals you'll get the blues
    Brown skin pals you'll surely lose
    And there's but one excuse
    Now I've told you who she was
    And I've told you what she does
    Hand this gal her dues
    This color'd maiden's prayer is answered anywhere

    Say

    No gal made has got a shade on sweet Georgia Brown
    Two left feet but oh so neat has sweet Georgia Brown
    They all sigh and wanna die for sweet Georgia Brown

    I'll tell you just why, you know I don't lie
    Not much
    All those tips the porter slips to sweet Georgia Brown
    They buy clothes at fashion shows with one dollar down
    Oh boy, tip your hats, oh joy, she's the cat's
    Who's that mister? 'Tain't her sister.
    Sweet Georgia Brown

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 28, 1961, Damita Jo performed "Sweet Georgia Brown" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    The month before in March of 1961 Mercury Records released "Do What You Want", b/w "Sweet Georgia Brown", neither side made Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1960 and 1967 the Texas native had four records on the Top 100 chart, "I'll Save The Last Dance For You" {#22 in 1960}, "Keep Your Hands Off of Him" {#75 in 1961}, "I'll Be There" {#12 in 1961}, and "If You Go Away" {#68 in 1967}...
    Damita Jo DeBlanc passed away at the age of 68 on December 25th, 1998...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 12th 1962, "Sweet Georgia Brown" by the Carroll Brothers entered Billboard's Top 100 chart for a one week stay, and it peaked right at #100!!!It was their only Top 100 record.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 7th 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first professional basketball game in Hinckley, Illinois...
    Since then, the team has won more than 24,000 games and lost only 345...
    R.I.P. Brother Bones, born Freeman Davis, (1902 - 1974).
  • Harold from Page, AzI have an autographed one sided 78 rpm of this record, i used to listen to this when I was a kid still have the phono and a collection of 78's does any one have an idea what this record might be wort? in excellent shape for age!
  • Winn from Mcminnville, OrClever Beatles :)
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiasaw the Trotters when they came to Australia a few years back....wasn't overly impressed ...seem to miss something...good tune though
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