"Smokey Joe's Cafe" as written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller....
One day while I was eating down at Smokey Joe's Cafe
A-sittin' there readin' down at Smokey Joe's Cafe
A chicken walked in through the door
That I had never seen before
At least I never saw her down at Smokey Joe?s Cafe
And it scared me when she sat right down next to me
Her knees were almost touching mine at Smokey Joe's Cafe
A chill was runnin' down my spine at Smokey Joe's Cafe
I could smell her sweet perfume
She smiled and made my heart go boom
And everybody room at Smokey Joe?s Cafe
They said be careful - that chick belongs to Smokey Joe
And from behind the counter - I saw a man
A chef's hat on his head and a knife in his hand
He grabbed me by the collar and began to shout
You better eat up all your beans, boy and clear right on out!?
Well, I know I'll never eat again at Smokey Joe?s Cafe
And so I'll never see again at Smokey Joe's Cafe
I'd rather eat my chili beans at Jim's or Jack's or John's or Gene's
Than take my chances eating down at Smokey Joe's Cafe
I risked my life when that Smokey Joe's a crazy

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"Smokey Joe's Cafe" as written by Mike Stoller Jerry Leiber

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    General Commentmy favorite buddy holly song of all time. he was such a great story teller. i love the recording of this song too, even though the only version i've ever heard sounds like it was recorded in his apartment. great song.
    athotmaildotcomon October 19, 2004   Link

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