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Brown Betty Song Lyrics

 
Color Purple Soundtrack - Musical, 2005
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Brown Betty Celie (to harpo)

You gon' let sofia go?



Harpo

I have to. I can't stop her.

Celie

What you gon' do then?

Harpo

I'm gon' tear down this house she made me build, and make myself a jukejoint.

Harpo

Brown-legged woman put a spell on me.

Buddy & other buddy

Oh, brown betty!

Buddy 3

Time you forget about sofia.

Buddy 4

She not comin' back.

Harpo

She chop me down like an ol' oak tree.

Harpo & two buddies

Don't matter if she

Big-legged, brown-eyed,

Big-eyed, brown-legged . . .

Whatever she done, that girl sho was fine.

Squeak

What y'all buildin' here?

Harpo

Jukejoint.

Squeak

Ya'll need a waitress? My name's squeak.

Harpo

Hoowhee!

Gonna make you holler like a wild cat do

Harpo & buddies

Oh, brown betty!

Harpo

When i throw my mojo down on you.

Harpo & buddies

Don't matter if she

Big-legged, brown-eyed,

Big-eyed, brown-legged . . .

Whatever she is, that girl sho is fine.

Buddies

Whatever she is, that girl sho is fine.

Huh!

Squeak

Who gon' sing at your jukejoint?

Harpo

Whoever want to, i guess.

Squeak

You get shug avery come sing here you make a lot of money. She sing for you,

Harpo. I know she will. You so pretty.

Harpo

Men ain't pretty.

Squeak

You is.

If you wanna eat the apple

Offa dis here tree . . .

Harpo & buddies

Yeah, brown betty!

Squeak

. . . Don't bring nothin' but

Your sweet stuff

Home to me.

Harpo & buddies

Don't matter if she

Big-legged . . .

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Buddies

Big-legged,

Harpo

Brown-eyed,

Buddies

Brown-eyed

Harpo

Big-eyed,

Buddies

Big-eyed,

Harpo

Brown-legged,

Buddies

Brown-legged . . .

Harpo & buddies

Whatever she is,

That girl sho is fine.

Harpo

Whatever she is,

That girl sho is fine.

[Source of information - www.angelrecords.com/colorpurple/lyrics.pdf]
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