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A Lover Was Born - Lee Dorsey

A Lover Was Born

The New Lee Dorsey
soul rhythm and blues funk New Orleans funky



Lee Dorsey (December 24, 1924 – December 2, 1986) was an American rhythm & blues singer. His biggest hits were "Ya Ya" (1961) and "Working in the Coal Mine" (1966). Much of his work was produced by Allen Toussaint with instrumental backing provided by the Meters. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dorsey was a childhood friend of Fats Domino before moving to Portland, Oregon when he was ten years old. He served in the United States Navy in World War II and then began a career in prizefighting. Show more ...

A Lover Was Born - Lee Dorsey

When Mom and Papa first laid eyes
On me right from the start
They knew right away a lover was born
I'd be breakin' lovers' hearts
(Breakin' lovers' hearts)

At a very early age, yeah, I began to show sign
That a stone cold lover was born
Lord, I'm gonna let it shine, yeah
(I'm gonna let it shine, yeah)

Girl, if I can't love you
A reel can make gumbo
A drunken man don't stumble
A seein'-eye dog can learn to lead the blind

A bee don't deal in honey
The Beatles ain't got no money
And watermelons grow on a grapevine

One day my papa told me
“Son, sit down, I gotta talk to you
Said, don't believe I can't understand
I've been through the same thing too”

Said, “You think you're pretty hot stuff
And you dig every girl you see
But listen, son, settle for one
It'll save a lotta misery in the long run”

If that don't get it, sonny
There ain't no corpse in the dawn
There ain't no birds in a home
And you can get black from a turnip
If you squeeze and squeeze

Tears don't go with the blues
Chicken wear high-heeled shoes
And Old McDonald's farm didn't have no trees

I'm gonna take my papa's advice
Though it's gonna be hard to do
I'm gonna stop tryin' to prove a point
I'm gonna give myself to you, girl

If I fear you, baby
Ain't no leaps in a frog
There ain't no bumps on a log
And you can get black from a turnip
If you squeeze and squeeze

A new cow don't give milk
A egg don't got no yolk
And I'd pull side of pole right out of tree, yeah
Baby



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