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Thread #104139   Message #2129263
Posted By: the button
19-Aug-07 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: Happy Blues
Subject: Lyr Add: THEY'RE RED HOT (Robert Johnson)
There's "THEY’RE RED HOT" by Robert Johnson -- hardly renowned for his cheery output, but quite a funny song, nonetheless.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
I got a girl, say she long and tall.
She sleeps in the kitchen with her feets in the hall.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale, I mean,
Yes, she got 'em for sale, yeah.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
She got two for a nickel, got four for a dime.
Would sell you more, but they ain't none of mine.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale, I mean,
Yes, she got 'em for sale, yes, yeah.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
I got a letter from a girl in the room.
Now she got something good she got to bring home soon, now.
It’s hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale, I mean,
Yes, she got 'em for sale, yeah.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
(spoken) They're too hot, boy!
The billy got back in a bumblebee nest.
Ever since that, he can't take his rest, yeah.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, you got 'em for sale, I mean,
Yes, she got 'em for sale.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
(spoken) Man don't mess around 'em hot tamales now,
(spoken) ‘Cause they too black bad. if you mess around 'em hot tamales,
(spoken) I'm onna upset your backbone, put your kidneys to sleep.
(spoken) I'll due to break away your liver and dare your heart to beat ‘bout my
Hot tamales ‘cause they red hot, yes, they got 'em for sale, I mean,
Yes, she got 'em for sale, yeah.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
You know grandma left and grandpa too.
well, I wonder what in the world we chillun gon do now.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale, I mean,
yes, she got 'em for sale.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
Me and my babe bought a V-8 Ford.
well, we wind that thing all on the runnin board, yes.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale, I mean,
yes, she got 'em for sale, yeah.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
They're too hot boy!
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, now she got 'em for sale.
You know the monkey, now the baboon playin in the grass.
well, the monkey stuck his finger in that old 'Good Gulf Gas', now.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale, I mean,
yes, she got 'em for sale, yeah.

Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale.
I got a girls, say she long and tall.
Sleeps in the kitchen with her feets in the hall.
Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, she got 'em for sale, I mean,
yes, she got 'em for sale, yeah.