One Mint Julep Lyrics

Ray Charles


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Rudolph Toombs
album: Track 5 in album Genius + Soul = Jazz
release date: 1961
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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: Budd Johnson and Seldon Powell
trombone: Keg Johnson, Urbie Green, George Matthews and Jimmy Cleveland
trumpet: Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Wilder and John Frosk
vocal: Ray Charles
composer: Rudolph Toombs
lyricist: Rudolph Toombs

Cover Art

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