If you go down to Black Bottom, keep your money in your shoe,
Them women in Black Bottom got them Black Bottom Blues.
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Oh good mama, daddy's got the Black Bottom Blues,
Oh good mama, daddy's got the Black Bottom Blues.
If you go down to Black Bottom just to have a little fun,
Have your sixteen dollars ready when the police wagon comes.
I went down to Black Bottom just to get a little booze.
Now I'm on the chain gang and I wear them brogan shoes.
If you go down to Black Bottom, keep your money in your pants,
Them women in Black Bottom don't give a man a chance.
Once I had a sweet gal, she meant the world to me.
She went down to Black Bottom and she ain't what she used to be.
Her papa's a policeman, her mama walks the street.
Here papa met her mama when they both were on the beat.