Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Lyrics

1984 Broadway - 2003 Broadway revival - 2020 Film adaptation
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Lyrics


Way down south in Alabamy
I got a friend, they call dancin' Sammy
Who's crazy about all the latest dances
Black bottom stomps and the Jew baby prances

The other night at a swell affair
Soon as the boys found out that I was there
They said, "Come on Ma, let's go to the cabaret"
Where that band you ought to hear me say

I want to see that dance you call the black bottom
I wanna learn that dance
Don't you see the dance you call your big black bottom
That'll put you in a trance

All the boys in the neighborhood
They say your black bottom is really good
Come on and show me your black bottom
I want to learn that dance

I want to see the dance you call the black bottom
I want to learn that dance
Come on and show that dance you call your big black bottom
It puts you in a trance

Early last morning 'bout the break of day
Grandpa told my grandma, I heard him say
Get up and show your old man your black bottom
I want to learn that dance


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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Lyrics