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Don't take that Black Bottom Away

No one ever gave me a tumble
at a party or ball
still I learned a certain step
that gave me quite a rep
I became the life of the party
one to boast every day
that red hot rhythm
can't be with em
Now they want to take it away
I'm trying
You can take my coat and hat
take away my dog and my cat
but don't take away that black bottom
black bottom
You can take the sun away
leave me with those clouds of gray
but don't take that black bottom away
Heh, Heh
Every night I do that dance
I loose my self control
It has taken full possession of my very soul
just take every thing you can
you can even take my man
but don't take that black bottom away
Take some poison alcohol
I won't miss that stuff at all
but don't take away that black bottom
black bottom, black bottom
Take away those fancy plays
where they see a woman pays
but don't take that black bottom away
heh, heh
When they did that shimmy dance
I really didn't mind
when the cops say pasee
I didn't mind
 
At the close of every day
on my knees you'll hear me praying
don't take that black bottom away
Just take every thing you can
you can even take my man
but don't take  that black bottom
Don't take the sunshine out of my life