Who Sang One Mint Julep? Ray Charles

Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz cover art

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Rudolph Toombs
release date: 1961
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Soul-Jazz
length: 3:09
producer: Creed Taylor
arranger: Quincy Jones
alto saxophone: Earle Warren and George Dorsey
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
bass: Joe Benjamin
guitar: Sam Herman
organ: Ray Charles
tenor saxophone: Budd Johnson and Seldon Powell
trombone: Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Keg Johnson and George Matthews
trumpet: Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Wilder and John Frosk
vocal: Ray Charles
drums (drum set): Roy Haynes
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

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

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