Black Boys On The Corner

Album: Whiskey in the Jar (1972)
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  • One of the black boys said
    "I need none of your pity"
    It's your mama that don't
    Like you loose in the city

    But stick about, take note
    Take a tip, take no back lip
    Come come a little closer
    Let me see you snap your fingertip

    Because standing on the corner
    Just might suit you or maybe baby
    There's something else you wanna do

    Like rolling dice, nice
    Like shooting pool, hey that's cool

    I'm a little black boy and I don't know my place
    I'm just a little black boy, I just threw my ace
    I'm a little black boy, recognize my face

    One of the black boys said
    "I'm a giving a warning"
    "People been putting me down"
    "I'm so tired I'm yawning"

    A new suit, pretty boots to boot
    And I'm feeling slick
    Gonna go to town, look around
    And pull a chick

    Of course standing on the corner
    Might suit you or maybe baby
    There's something else that you wanna do

    Like playing poker, joker
    Like to back a race, ace

    I'm a little black boy and I don't know my proper place
    I'm a little black boy, get my head in its space
    I'm a little black boy, I just play my bass
    I'm a little black boy, it's no disgrace Writer/s: PHILIP PARRIS LYNOTT
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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