Who Sang Gimme a Pigfoot? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Billie, Volume 2 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992-11-24
length: 7:03
producer: Cobi Narita
engineer: Richard Applegate
executive producer: Horst Weber
Some other versions of "Gimme a Pigfoot"

Lyrics
Up in Harlem ev'ry Saturday night
When the highbrows get together its just too tight
They all congregates at an all night strut
And what they do is tut-tut-tut

Old Hannah Brown from 'cross town
Gets full of corn and starts breakin' 'em down
Just at the break of day
You can hear old Hannah say

Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer
Send me 'gain, I don't care
I feel just like I wanna clown
Give the piano player a drink
Because he's bringin' me down!
He's gotta rhythm, Y-e-e-a-a-h!
When he stomps his feet
He sends me right off to sleep
Check all your razors and your guns
We gonna be 'rested when the wagon comes
I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer
Send me 'cause I don't care
Play me 'cause I don't care

(Trumpet Solo)

Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer
Send me 'gain, I don't care
I feel just like I wanna clown
Give the piano player a drink
Because he's bringin' me down
He's got rhythm, Y-e-e-a-a-h!
When he stomps his feet
He sends me right off to sleep
Check all your razors and your guns
Do the shim-sham-shimmy 'til the risin' sun
Give me a reefer and a gang o' gin
Play me 'cause I'm in my sin
Play me 'cause I'm full of gin

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Gimme a Pigfoot
  • 2 No More
  • 3 God Bless the Child
  • 4 Don't Explain
  • 5 For Heaven's Sake
  • 6 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  • 7 For All We Know

  • Release information
    label: Enja Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    script: Latin