Black Betty Lyrics

Tom Jones


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, T.R.O. INC.
writers: Huddie Ledbetter, Mike Cleveland
album: Track 6 in album Mr. Jones
release date: 2002
popularity : 39 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Ballad
length: 3:12
composer: Lead Belly, [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional], Lead Belly

Cover Art

Tom Jones Mr. Jones cover art
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This is TJ,dedicating this song to Black Betty

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

She's from Birmingham, bambalam
Way down in Alabama, bambalam
The way she shake that thing, bambalam
Oh she make me sing, bambalam

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

She really get me high, bambalam
You know that's no lie, bambalam
She's so rock steady, bambalam
Oh she's always ready, bambalam

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

Oh Black Betty, bambalam
Oh Black Betty, bambalam

Black Betty had a child, bambalam
She swears its mine, bambalam
She must be out of her mind, bambalam
She must think I'm blind, bambalam

Oh Black Betty, bambalam
Oh Black Betty, bambalam
Oh Black Betty, bambalam
Oh Black Betty, bambalam

Monday she got me arrested,
On Tuesday up in jail,
Wednesday my trail was attested,
Thursday she posted my bail,
Friday we went walking,
Saturday I was outta my door,
On Sunday we was talkin,
Back on Monday she pawned all my clothes

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

She's from Birmingham, bambalam
Way down in Alabama, bambalam
The way she shake that thing, bambalam
Oh she make me sing, bambalam

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

She really get me high, bambalam
You know that's no lie, bambalam
She's so rock steady, bambalam
Oh she's always ready, bambalam

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

Whooooa Black Betty!


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Tom Jones International
  • 2 Younger Days
  • 3 Holiday
  • 4 Whatever It Takes
  • 5 Heavens Been a Long Time Comin'
  • 6 Black Betty
  • 7 Jezebel
  • 8 The Letter
  • 9 This Is My Life
  • 10 We've Got Tonight
  • 11 Feel the Rain
  • 12 I Who Have Nothing