"Perfect Gentleman" as written by Jerry Duplessis, Hope Harris and Wyclef Jean....
(This one's goin' out to the strip joints
Yo, meet me at Suzy's Rendez-vous
For every Go-Go Bar
I'ma send this one out to the gentlemen's clubs
Magic City, New York dogs, Rolex
I be seeing y'all up in there late at night
I understand when your girl is stressing you out
(Crazy girls) Know what I'm saying?
Don't let the ladies fool y'all now, fellas
They be doin' the same thing y'all be doin'
Turn up my symphony, man.
Turn up my symphony!
Drop a BEAT!)

Just 'cuz she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your dance shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna eeeelope to Meeeexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo

Ten grand, let me see you shake it like you got no
bones in your body and you was made to be a celebrity
Twenty grand, know it's a sin, but before me you show
me a little more skin it would fulfill my fantasy
Thirty grand, to the highest bidder but Chris Rock
said, 'There's no sex in the champaigne room'
Forty grand, looked into her eyes, I saw tears falling
down, type of tears that money couldn't buy

Just 'cuz she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your dance shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna eeeelope to Meeeexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo

Just 'cuz she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your dance shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna eeeelope to Meeeexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo

Excuse me, what is your name?

Uh, my name is Hope, yo
I was blessed with the body of the Goddesses
Have you any idea how hard this is?
I could flex in 25 positions
But I only work here to pay my tuition
Yo, tantalizing teaser
Table-top pleaser
Give me what I need a
Mastercard a Visa
Lap dance fantasy
Picture us on and on white canopy
Wyclef extended his hand to me
Like Billy D. said he's feelin me
Take me away from here, so far
Where they ride horses, no cars
No more stripping in bars
Me and you 'Clef, against the odds

Just 'cuz she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your dance shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna eeeelope to Meeeexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo

Just 'cuz she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your dance shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna eeeelope to Meeeexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo

(Yo a lot of y'all sitting with y'all girls
fronting like the budweiser commercial
Talking bout, 'IIIIIII, I don't be going to the strip joints'
You lying man! You'd be surprised who you see up in there man.
I got one question for you liars, man)

Shot callers, Wasn't you a preacher?
You calling her a hooker? He without sin cast the first stone.
I met her on the subway, she gave me that VIP card
And told me if I ever have problems,
Don't hesitate to come by, yeah, yeah, yeah

Just 'cuz she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your dance shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna eeeelope to Meeeexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo

Just 'cuz she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your dance shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna eeeelope to Meeeexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo
Call up my mama said I'm in love with a stripper yo!

(Yo baby, can I get another lap dance? I tell you I
got nothing but funny money, man. New York Dogs.)


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"Perfect Gentleman" as written by Hope Harris Jerry Duplessis

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  • +1
    MemoryI've always heard it "New York Dolls."

    There's a strip club by that name in the Wall Street area.

    yelp.com/biz/…

    Hooray for lapdance yelpers.
    cokedickon January 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentStrippers rule!
    HardCoreon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh I Love this song. The beat is one of the bests ever. Wyclef showed his RandB side with this one. The message is not just about strippers. It´s about a man who realizes that he´s fallin in love with a stripper. And he realizes that strippers have souls and lives too,and he condones men for taking women who do this for granted. Great SOng!!!!
    meanguy300on February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIm a stripper and yeah we do have souls. Just because we dance doesnt mean that were all sluts. Dude, im married and have kids and i have fun dancing you just have to understand that its a job. I dont so nothing but dance topless and for the girls who are doing the dirty things giving all dancers a bad rep well, they need to get out of the biz.
    RS11980on April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song. The meaning is pretty transparent, he falls in love with a stripper, because they are real people, genuine women who are just trying to feed their kids, or pay their way through college. I hate the douchey bible-banging christians who condemn strippers and stripping, If you ask me its cleaner to go to a club and watch a woman dance, than to jerk off in a chatroom with eleven year olds like those bible folks are so likely to do.
    Lukasa101on October 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, good song....i have a friend that thought the correct lyric was "...my name is hoe yo.."
    haha
    specialK37on August 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason this song makes me cry, it's got a really good beat to it, but the lyrics are sad. strippers do have souls too. and so do prostitutes (even though this song isn't about the latter) and the girl just wants to run away with the guys she loves.
    does anybody else get sad at this song?
    pete4carlon September 15, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthe lyrics are wrong. Has anyone ever heard of a club name New York Dogs?? Lets all say it together. NY Dolls.

    anyway, this song makes me REALLY sad - but for me personally its because I dated a stripper for like 4 years. -and it just chokes me.
    billw1000on November 16, 2009   Link

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