Who Sang Hey, Lordy Mama? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln A Turtle's Dream cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995-6-6
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz/Vocal
length: 7:14
producer: Jean-Philippe Allard
engineer: Rick Applegate
Hey Lordy mama
I heard you wasn't feeling' good
They're spreadin' dirty rumors
All around the neighborhood
They say you're mean and evil
And don't know what to do
That's the reason that he's gone
And left you black and blue
Hey yeah
Tell me what you gonna do now

They say he's left you all alone
To weather this old storm
He's got another woman now
Hangin' on his arm, yeah yeah yeah
That old fool's tellin' everybody
He's sick and tired of you
Hey Lordy Lordy mama
What you gonna do
Hey yeah
Tell me what you gonna do

They say you love to fuss and fight
And bring a good man down
And don't know how to treat him
They say you ain't behind him
And just don't understand
And think that you're a woman
But actin' like a man
Hey Lordy mama
What you gonna do now

Get your nerves together, baby
And set the record straight
Set it straight
Let the whole round world know
It wasn't you
That cause his bitter fate
All these years you loved him
And he knows it's true
'Cause what you're wantin'
For your man
Is what he's wantin', too
Hey yeah
Tell me what you gonna do now

When you love a man enough
You're bound to disagree
'Cause ain't nobody perfect
'Cause ain't nobody free
Hey Lordy mama
Tell me what you gonna do
What you gonna do

CD 1
  • 1 Throw It Away
  • 2 A Turtle's Dream
  • 3 Down Here Below
  • 4 Nature Boy
  • 5 Avec le temps
  • 6 Should've Been
  • 7 My Love Is You
  • 8 Storywise
  • 9 Hey, Lordy Mama
  • 10 Not to Worry
  • 11 Being Me