Night Time Is The Right Time

Album: The Return Of Roosevelt Sykes (1937)
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  • Original Roosevelt Sykes lyrics:

    I'm gonna warn you baby
    Just before we began
    If you stay out all night darling
    I declare that will be the end
    You know the night time is the right time
    To be with the one you love
    With the one you love

    One thing baby that I really want you to do
    Just love me anyway, and make me think that it's true
    Because the night time is the right time
    To be with the one you love

    Now listen here baby
    Will you treat me just halfway right
    Don't have me running around
    Looking for you all night
    Because the night time is the right time
    To be with the one you love
    With the one you love

    Now listen babe
    Since we've just met
    I want you to please be careful darling
    I really don't want you to forget
    The night time is the right time
    To be with the one you love
    With the one you love
    Now I want you to tell me
    Mama after I sing this song
    Can I take you with me tonight darling
    And hold you in my arms
    Because the night time is the right time
    To be with the one you love
    With the one you love




    Ray Charles version:

    You know the night time, darling
    (night and day)
    Is the right time
    (night and day)
    To be
    (night and day)
    With the one you love, now
    (night and day)

    Say now oh baby
    (night and day)
    When I come home baby, now
    (night and day)
    I wanna be with the one I love, now
    (night and day)
    You know what I'm thinking of
    (night and day)

    I know the night time
    (night and day, oh)
    Whoa, is the right time
    (night and day, oh)
    To be with the one you love, now
    (night and day)
    I said to be with the one you love
    (night and day)

    You know my mother, now
    (night and day)
    Had to die, now
    (night and day)
    Umm, and my father
    (night and day)
    Well he broke down and cry
    (night and day)

    Whoah! whoa baby
    (night and day)
    When I come home baby now
    (night and day)
    I want you to hold my hand
    (night and day)
    Yeah, tight as you can
    (night and day)

    I know the night time
    (night and day, oh)
    Whoah is the right time
    (night and day, oh)
    To be with the one you love
    (night and day)
    You know what I'm thinking of
    (night and day)

    Whoah! sing your song, Margie

    Baby
    (night and day)
    Baby
    (night and day)
    Baby
    (night and day)
    Oh, Baby
    (night and day)

    Do I love you?
    (night and day)
    No one above you
    (night and day)
    Hold me tight
    (night and day)
    And make everything all right
    (night and day)

    Because the night time
    (night and day)
    Oh, is the right time
    (night and day)
    To be with the one you love now
    (night and day)
    Oh yeah
    (night and day)

    Tease me
    (night and day)
    Squeeze me
    (night and day)
    Leave me
    (night and day)
    Ah, don't leave me
    (night and day)

    Lawdy baby
    (night and day)
    Take my hand, now
    (night and day)
    I don't need
    (night and day)
    No other man
    (night and day)

    Because the night time
    (night and day)
    Ow, is the right time
    (night and day)

    To be with the one you love
    (night and day)
    Oh yeah
    (night and day)

    I said baby
    (night and day)
    Baby
    (night and day)
    Baby
    (night and day)
    Baby
    (night and day)
    Whoah! baby now
    (night and day)

    Oh come on baby
    (night and day)
    You know I want you by my side
    (night and day)
    I want you to keep
    (night and day)
    Oh keep me satisfied
    (night and day)

    I know the night time
    (night and day)
    Everyday is the right time
    (night and day)
    Yeah to be with the one you love now
    (night and day)

    Well you know it's all right Writer/s: James Oden, Roosevelt Sykes
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Jr from Bloomington, InThis was also covered by blues singer Nappy Brown.
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