Who Sang Sweet Potato Pie? Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau We Got By cover art

Some other versions of "Sweet Potato Pie"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Al Jarreau
release date: 1975
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Contemporary Jazz/Jazz-Funk/Soul
length: 3:10
producer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Al Jarreau
engineer: Al Schmitt
arranger: Tom Canning and Al Jarreau
flute: Al Jarreau
keyboard: Tom Canning
percussion: Al Jarreau
vibraphone: Larry Bunker
strings arranger: Dave Grusin
drums (drum set): Joe Correro
bass guitar: Paul Stallworth
assistant engineer: Linda Tyler
background vocals arranger: Morgan Ames and Al Jarreau
brass arranger: Dave Grusin
Now it was a hot sticky morning
'Round the Fourth of July
The breeze was standing still
I'm hanging out by myself
And I'm having a good time
With the folk inside my head
And you know, Lord,
How you did a lovely thing
See, times my head is lighter
Than it's ever been
And anyone who's ever had
Sweet potato pie
Don't want pumpkin again,
No, they don't want

'Cause it don't taste right, no
Look-a-here city boy with your
Silks and braided hair
Don't you let nobody fool you
With no imitation nothing
Tell 'em, say, unh, unh, buddy,
I been there
Listen mama, when you
Finally walk on in
Don't forget to bring along
Your sweet potato tin
'Cause when you serve him
A slice of your sweet potato

Sin, girl, he won't want pumpkin again,
No, he won't want
Now I took a trip down to Sissy's
She's a friend of mine
She smiled and asked me in
Well, she drew a box and a big,
Fancy question mark
Said, "Brother, which one is you in?"
I told her, "Sister, don't worry
'bout the mule going blind
You just sit in the wagon and
Hold on to the line
'Cause anyone who's ever had
Sweet potato pie
Don't want pumpkin again,
Really don't want"

Now I saw the gates
Gold and pearl
And I sat right down
In a dream of you, old friend
I'm thinking some milk and
Honey and a pot of stew
Might fill that gap again
You know, I'm a thankful
Witness to the things I've seen

And times my head is lighter
Than it's ever been
And anyone who's ever had
Sweet potato pie
Really don't want pumpkin again,
No they won't want

Would you give me some
Sweet potato y'all



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Spirit
  • 2 We Got By
  • 3 Susan’s Song
  • 4 You Don’t See Me
  • 5 Lock All the Gates
  • 6 Raggedy Ann
  • 7 Letter Perfect
  • 8 Sweet Potato Pie
  • 9 Aladdin’s Lamp

  • Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin