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Friday, January 05, 2007

"I'm going away tonight": James Brown (1933-2006)


The death of James Brown seems to deserve some sort of gesture. Not intended as an obiturary, what follows is merely the transcription of the lyrics to "James Brown" by the long-forgotten group Ghetto Reality, written in 1969.


Born in Augusta Georgia

James Brown

Born in Augusta Georgia

James Brown

Born in Augusta Georgia

He was a poor shoe shin boy

Now…he is the King of Soul

Ugh
Ugh good God
Ugh
Ugh good God
Ugh
Ugh good God

His hair was slick and shiny
James Brown
He hair was slick and shiny
James Brown

Now he sports his afro
He is thinking…Lord I am proud
He is the King of soul
Hey Hey Hey

Ugh
With your bad self
Ugh
Get funky
Ugh
Can’t stand it
Ugh
Good God

Born in Augusta Georgia
James Brown
Born in Augusta Georgia
James Brown
Born in Augusta Georgia
He was a poor little shoe shine boy
Now...he is the King of soul
Hey Hey Hey

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