Emma Lee

04:29
Ron Littlejohn & the Funk Embassy
10/26/2013
Ron Littlejohn & the Funk Embassy

Story

credits

from Shining on, released 19 October 2013 
Ron Littlejohn : Vocals, Lyrics, Harmonica 
Thierry Matrat : Songwriting, Keyboards 
Dwight Chase : Drums 
Olivier Babaz : Bass 
Joe Hackl : Guitar 
Moise Matey : Percussions

Recorded by : 
Karl de Serres at St-Phonic Studios, Montreal, Canada 
Jason Steidman at Number 9 Studios, Toronto, Canada 

Mixed by : Karl de Serres 

Mastered by : Steve Corrao at Sage Audio Studios, Nashville, Tn, USA 

Produced by : Thierry Matrat 
(c) 2013, Thierry Matrat Prod., All Rights Reserved

Lyrics

Emma Lee was from the country 
and prettier than moonlight on the pines 
she kissed ole Pete down in Texas 
and left him dead on the Mason - Dixon line 

CHORUS: 
mama mama 
what's wrong with me 
I can't seem to leave her be 
I just can't shake Emma Lee 
mama mama 
what have I done 
she gonna take your only son 
watch out boy here come Emma Lee 

Everybody loved Elmore James 
he was a good good friend of mine 
He met Emma back in Georgia 
shot him dead for some California wine. 

CHORUS: 
mama mama 
what's wrong with me 
I can't seem to leave her be 
I just can't shake ole Emma Lee 
mama mama 
what have I done 
she gone take your only son 
watch out boy here come Emma Lee 

bridge: 
I think i'll go to New York City 
I hear she's dancing in a bar 
i'm gonna tie her hands and fill her up with booze 
before she gets too far. 

She took me up to her bedroom 
with that cocaine all over the place 
that's when I pulled out my shotgun 
said " Hey Emma this ones for Elmore James". 

CHORUS: 
mama mama 
forgive me 
I just couldn't let her be 
I just could not shake ole Emma Lee 
mama mama 
what have I done 
now she can't touch your son 
goodbye Emma Lee

 

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