One Mint Julep Song Lyrics

Ray Charles

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!"

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 : 63 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