Who Sang Give Me a Pigfoot & A Bottle of Beer? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Nina Simone Sings Billie Holiday cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Jazz Blues
Style: Soul-Jazz/Piano Blues
length: 2:10
Lyrics
Up in Harlem on a Saturday night
Were the highbrows get together, it's just to tight
We all gather at the Harlem Strut
And what we do is tut tut tut

Ol' Hannah Brown, from way cross town
Keeps drinking her liquor and she brings them down
Just at the break of day
You could hear old Hannah say

I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer
Send me daddy, cos I don't care
I feel just like I wanna clown
Give the piano player a drink
Cause he brought me down

He just send me right off to sleep
Check all your razors and your guns
I'm gonna be arrested when the wagon comes

I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer
Send me cos I don't care oh no
Send me cos I don't care

I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer
Send me daddy, cos I don't care
I feel just like I wanna clown
Give the piano player a drink
Cause he brought me down

He's got rhythm when he stomps his feet
He moves me right off to sleep
Check all your razors check your guns
I'm gonna be arrested when the wagon comes

I wanna pigfoot and a bottle of beer
Send me cos I don't care oh no
Send me cos I don't care

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tell Me More & More & Then Some
  • 2 This Year’s Kisses
  • 3 Strange Fruit
  • 4 Fine & Mellow
  • 5 Don’t Explain
  • 6 Give Me a Pigfoot & A Bottle of Beer
  • 7 Just in Time
  • 8 Love Me or Leave Me

  • Release information
    label: Stroud Productions & Enterprises Inc.
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin