Who Sang Gimme a Pigfoot? LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker Precious Memories / Sings Bessie Smith cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
length: 3:09
vocal: LaVern Baker
Some other versions of "Gimme a Pigfoot"

Lyrics
Twenty-five cents, hah, no, no
I wouldn't pay twenty-five cents to go in nowhere
'Cause listen here.....

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 Precious Memories
  • 2 Carrying the Cross for My Boss
  • 3 Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  • 4 Touch Me, Lord Jesus
  • 5 Didn't It Rain
  • 6 Precious Lord
  • 7 Somebody Touched Me
  • 8 In the Upper Room
  • 9 Journey to the Sky
  • 10 Everytime I Feel the Spirit
  • 11 Too Close
  • 12 Without a God
  • 13 Gimme a Pigfoot
  • 14 Baby Doll
  • 15 On Revival Day
  • 16 Money Blues
  • 17 I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
  • 18 Back Water Blues
  • 19 Empty Bed Blues
  • 20 There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
  • 21 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  • 22 After You've Gone
  • 23 Young Woman's Blues
  • 24 Preaching the Blues

  • Release information
    label: Collectables
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 090431641521
    script: Latin