Ray Charles - One Mint Julep Lyrics

Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz cover art
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One early morning, as I was walking
I met a woman, we started talking
I took her home, to get a few nips
But all I had was a mint julep

I don't remember just how I started
I only know that we should have parted
I stole a kiss, and then another
I didn't mean to take it further

One mint julep was the cause of it all
The lights were burning low, there in the parlor
When through the kitchen door, up popped her father
He said "I saw you when you kissed my daughter
Better wed her right now, or face a slaughter!"

I didn't know just what I was doing
I had to marry of face ruin

A mint julep, a mint julep
A mint julep, a mint julep
One mint julep was the cause of it all

Now, I don't want to bore you with my troubles
But from now on I?ll be thinking double
I'm through with flirting and drinking whiskey
I got six extra children from a-getting frisky

A mint julep, a mint julep
A mint julep, a mint julep
One mint julep was the cause of it all
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 From the Heart
  • 2 I've Got News for You
  • 3 Moanin'
  • 4 Let's Go
  • 5 One Mint Julep
  • 6 I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
  • 7 Stompin' Room Only
  • 8 Mister C.
  • 9 Strike Up the Band
  • 10 Birth of the Blues


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Rudolph Toombs
    album: Track 5 in album Genius + Soul = Jazz
    release date: 1961
    popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Soul-Jazz
    length: 3:09
    producer: Creed Taylor
    arranger: Quincy Jones
    alto saxophone: George Dorsey and Earle Warren
    baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
    bass: Joe Benjamin
    drums: Roy Haynes
    guitar: Sam Herman
    organ: Ray Charles
    tenor saxophone: Seldon Powell and Budd Johnson
    trombone: Keg Johnson, George Matthews, Jimmy Cleveland and Urbie Green
    trumpet: Joe Wilder, John Frosk and Jimmy Nottingham
    vocal: Ray Charles
    composer: Rudolph Toombs
    lyricist: Rudolph Toombs
    Album Information
    label: impulse!
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin