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Messy Bessy

This song is by Louis Jordan and appears on the compilation album One Guy Named Louis (1992) by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.

Now I'm a very conservative fella,
And I don't go in for displays of emotion,
But I'm in love with a chick named Bessy,
And she cuts up whenever she takes the notion.

Now she ain't high class like I am,
So sometimes she gets carried away,
And that's when she starts to goofin' up,
And this is what you'll hear me say:

Don't get messy, Bessy,
Keep your whiskey quiet,
When you had a couple of drinks, woman,
You just might start a riot,
Don't get messy, Bessy,
You know what I'm talking about,
When your love comes a tumblin' down,
You wear a good man out.

Now when that whiskey moves you,
You start snappin' your fingers,
And shoutin' out loud,
You start shakin' an' quakin',
An' whoopin' an hollerin',
You talk so loud you draw a crowd,
So don't get messy, Bessy,
Try to play it cool,
'Cause you just wait till I get you home mama,
And I'll get messy too.

Now when that whiskey moves you,
You start snappin' your fingers,
And shoutin' out loud,
You start shakin' an' quakin',
An' whoopin' an hollerin',
You talk so loud you draw a crowd.

Now don't get messy, Bessy,
Try to play it cool,
'Cause you wait till I get you home mama,
And I'll get messy too.
One more time,
You just wait till I get you home mama,
And I'll get messy too.
Say you just wait till I get you home mama,
And I'll get messy too.
You better straighten up and fly right woman!

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