Sweet Rhode Island Red

Album: Sweet Rhode Island Red (1974)
Charted: 106
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  • Born in Louisiana in a town called Franklin
    I was fully matured by the time I reached the age of ten
    A mulatto girl is what they called me
    And us mulattos had no trouble at all with men
    All men say that I'm as sweet as honey
    'Cause I'm thirty-four, thirty-eight and twenty-two at the tummy

    They called me Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet-y is what they said about Sweet Rhode Island Red

    Tried to live a life I thought I wanted me to
    I went to church, finished school, was a member of a [?]
    But old pastor [?] and Nathan Jones
    They were just too hard headed to leave me alone
    They said that I was sweet as honey
    'Cause I'm thirty-four, thirty-eight and twenty-two at the tummy

    They called me Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet-y is what they said about Sweet Rhode Island Red

    I was seventeen when I moved to New Orleans
    'Cause living in the city has always been my dream
    People laughed, said it was a shame and a pity
    When old mayor Daley gave me the key to the city
    He too said that I was as sweet as honey
    'Cause I'm thirty-four, thirty-eight and twenty-two at the tummy

    They called me Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet Rhode Island Red
    Sweet-y is what they said about Sweet Rhode Island Red Writer/s: TINA TURNER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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