Heptune presents:

Brown Gal

    (Lil Hardin Armstrong, Avon)
Photograph of Lil Hardin Armstrong

Transcribed from Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, recorded October 27, 1936.
From Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, 1936-1940, Chronological Classics,  vol. 564.

Now I'm mighty like a rose, all dressed up in fancy clothes;
I'm just another brown gal that's all full of vim;
Well, here's the fix that I'm left in:

Now, I'm a brown gal,
Brown gal,
Makin' my life just a bubble,
Not even takin' the trouble to even blow the bubbles away.

Hmmm, brown gal,
Chocolate gal,
Got good intentions, but I break all conventions,
And I'm changing all my nights into days.

Hmmm, baby, now, the hot blazin' sun,
Has tanned my skin,
Too dark for trouble to find a way in,
Now, lordy, I can see,
Folks just laughin' at me;
But I was just naturally-born lazy!

Brown gal,
Chocolate gal,
Makin' my life just a bubble,
Not even takin' the trouble to even blow bubbles away.

Ooh, brown gal,
Chocolate gal,
Makin' my life just a bubble,
Not even takin' the trouble to even blow bubbles away.



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Published 1/3/99.


 


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