Who Sang Framed? The Coasters

The Coasters The Coasters cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Blues Pop
Style: Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues/Novelty/Soul
length: 2:46
Lyrics
I was walkin' down the street mindin' my own affair
When two policemen grabbed me, unaware
He say, "Is your name Henry?" I says, "Why sure"
He says, "You the boy we've been lookin' for"

Framed, I was framed
I never do nothin' wrong
But I always get blamed, framed

They took him in the line up and let those bright lights shine
There was ten poor souls like me in that line
I knew I was a victim of someone's evil plan
When a stool pidgeon walked in and says, "That's the man"

Framed, I was framed
I never do nothin' wrong
But I always get blamed, framed

Well, the prosecutor turned and started a-prosecutin' me
Man, that cat didn't give me the third degree
He says, "Where were you on the night of July 1953?"
I said I was home in bed, he says "jury, this man is lyring"

Framed, I was framed
I never do nothin' wrong
But I always get blamed, framed

I denied charge of robbing the liquor store
Denied the charge of carrying a forty-four
Denied the charge of vagrancy, too
But when the judge came down, poured whiskey on my head
Turned around to the jury and said "Convict this man, he a drunk," what could I do?

Framed, I was framed
I never do nothin' wrong
But I always get blamed, framed, feel my pain

I was framed (he was blamed)
I was framed (he was blamed)
I got framed (he was blamed)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Searchin'
  • 2 One Kiss Led to Another
  • 3 Brazil
  • 4 Turtle Dovin'
  • 5 Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • 6 Wrap It Up
  • 7 Riot in Cell Block Number Nine
  • 8 Young Blood
  • 9 Loop De Loop Mambo
  • 10 One Kiss
  • 11 I Must Be Dreamin'
  • 12 Lola
  • 13 Framed
  • 14 Down in Mexico

  • Release information
    label: ATCO Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin