Louis Jordan – Messy Bessy Lyrics

Daddy, you cats been scandalizin’ my name, I think I better straighten you out

Now I’m a very conservative fella
And I don’t go for displays of emotion
But I’m in love with a chick named Messy Bessy
And she cuts up whenever she takes the notion

Now she ain’t high class like I am
So sometimes she gets carried away
And that’s when she starts to goofin’
And this is what you’ll hear me say
This is what I tell her

Don’t get messy, Bessy
Keep your whiskey quiet
When you’ve had a couple of drinks, woman
You just might start a riot

Don’t get messy, Bessy
You know what I’m talking ’bout
When your love comes tumblin’ down
You wear a good man out

Now when that whiskey moves you
You start snappin’ your fingers
And shoutin’ out loud
You start shakin’ an’ quakin’
An’ whoopin’ an hollerin’
You talk so loud you draw a crowd

So don’t get messy, Bessy
Try to play it cool
‘Cause you just wait ’til I get you home
Then I’ll get messy too

[Instrumental Break]

You know, woman, when that whiskey moves you
You start to snappin’ your fingers
And shoutin’ out loud
You start shakin’ an’ quakin’
An’ whoopin’ an hollerin’
You talk so loud you draw a crowd

So don’t get messy, Bessy
Try to play it cool
‘Cause you just wait ’til I get you home
And I’ll get messy too

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