What I'd Say

Lyrics: Ray Charles
Music: Ray Charles

Sung by John Allair with Phil Lesh and Tooloos Ta Truck in 1976. More recently sung by Chris Robinson with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2016. These are the lyrics with Tooloos Ta Truck, as best as I can make them out:

[Hey mama don't you treat me wrong]
Gonna love you till all night long
All right
Hey, hey
All right

Tell your mama, tell your papa
Gonna send you back to [Arkansas]
All right
Hey, hey
All right

Baby, it's all right
Baby, it's all right
Baby, it's all right
Baby, it's all right
Baby, it's all right
Baby, it's all right
The full Ray Charles version is:
Hey mama, don't you treat me wrong
Come and love your daddy all night long
All right now
Hey hey
All right

See the girl with the diamond ring
She knows how to shake that thing
All right now, now
Hey hey Hey hey

Tell your mama, tell your pa
I'm gonna send you back to Arkansas
Oh yes, ma'm
You don't do right
Don't do right

When you see me in misery
Come on baby, see about me
Now yeah
Hey, hey
All right

See the girl with the red dress on
She can do the Birdland all night long Yeah yeah
What'd I say
All right

Well, tell me what'd I say, yeah
Tell me what'd I say right now
Tell me what'd I say
Tell me what'd I say right now
Tell me what'd I say
Tell me what'd I say yeah

And I wanna know
Baby I wanna know right now
And-a I wanna know
And I wanna know right now yeah
And-a I wanna know
Said I wanna know yeah

 


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