Who Sang Roosevelt and Ira Lee? King Harvest

King Harvest Dancing in the Moonlight cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
length: 5:32
composer: Tony Joe White
lyricist: Tony Joe White
This is about two cats
They're sittin' down by a river in the swamps
They're sitting on a log
One of them is kind of a big fellow
And the other one is a little bit smaller and he's got a long-billed cap
And they're sittin' there ponderin' on what they're gonna do for the night
And anything the big guy decides on the little guy's for
Cause he digs him, he's cool
So it's called Roosevelt and Ira Lee

The river was dark and muddy
And the moon was on the rise
And all of the creatures in the swampland
Had woke up to feed for the night
Roosevelt and Ira Lee were sittin' there on a log
Ira Lee turned to Roosevelt and said
I'd sure like to have a mess of bull frog
He said: Yeah yeah lawd sure would taste good

So they slipped on their rubber boots
And walked down to the water edge
And right away they knew that the night would be a bummer
Cause Ira Lee stepped on a water mossacin Ugh! Ugh! Lawd
"Somebody help me !"

Ira Lee turned to Roosevelt when he quit his screamin' and kickin'
And he said, "Let's forget about those bullfrog legs
And go out and steal us some chickens"
And Ol' Roosevelt said like this now
"Yeah, yeah, ooh it sure would taste good
Yes it would I love my chicken"
The river was dark and muddy

CD 1
  • 1 Lady, Come on Home
  • 2 Motor Job
  • 3 Roosevelt and Ira Lee
  • 4 Dancing in the Moonlight
  • 5 She Keeps Me High
  • 6 Think I Better Wait Till Tomorrow
  • 7 Smile on Her Face
  • 8 You and I
  • 9 Marty and the Captain
  • 10 I Can Tell