"Black Betty" as written by Mike Cleveland and Huddie Ledbetter....
This is TJ,dedicating this song to Black Betty

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

She's from Birmingham, bambalam
Way down in Alabama, bambalam
The way she shake that thing, bambalam
Oh she make me sing, bambalam

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

She really get me high, bambalam
You know that's no lie, bambalam
She's so rock steady, bambalam
Oh she's always ready, bambalam

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

Oh Black Betty, bambalam
Oh Black Betty, bambalam

Black Betty had a child, bambalam
She swears its mine, bambalam
She must be out of her mind, bambalam
She must think I'm blind, bambalam

Oh Black Betty, bambalam
Oh Black Betty, bambalam
Oh Black Betty, bambalam
Oh Black Betty, bambalam

Monday she got me arrested,
On Tuesday up in jail,
Wednesday my trail was attested,
Thursday she posted my bail,
Friday we went walking,
Saturday I was outta my door,
On Sunday we was talkin,
Back on Monday she pawned all my clothes

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

She's from Birmingham, bambalam
Way down in Alabama, bambalam
The way she shake that thing, bambalam
Oh she make me sing, bambalam

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

She really get me high, bambalam
You know that's no lie, bambalam
She's so rock steady, bambalam
Oh she's always ready, bambalam

Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam
Whoa Black Betty, bambalam

Whooooa Black Betty!


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"Black Betty" as written by Mike Cleveland Huddie Ledbetter

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    General Commentword
    myhotelyearon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is about a negro girl named Betty that Tom had dated in highschool. Sadly she died in a combine accident on her fathers farm. Tom never recovered.
    beeman33on February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat the hell are you talking about? 1) It's a cover. 2) He grew up in Wales, and there were surprisingly few combine harvester related accidents there.

    PS I hate Tom Jones.
    hastalavictoriaon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlmao, beeman33 just got told
    somewhat good song?
    h_driver13on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlmao

    rip Betty :'(
    plug1on July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmaybe he covered it BC he dated a black girl.. who was possibly named betty? Or maybe it wasn't her name
    w/e great song either way.
    mymaryjane87on March 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBut&Memo have the best rendition (other than the original), but I can't get this site to add 'em. It's a fun song regardless. She's a wild one and she gets him high. Don't need many lines with the energy of this great track. It's one of my all-time favorites.
    1little2little3littleIndianson February 07, 2012   Link

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