Papa Don't Take No Mess

James Brown

About Papa Don't Take No Mess

"Papa Don't Take No Mess" is a funk song performed by James Brown. An edited version of the song released as a two-part single in 1974 was Brown's final number one R&B hit and peaked at number thirty-one on the Hot 100. The full-length version, nearly 14 minutes long, appeared on the double album Hell. Like "The Payback," "Papa Don't Take No Mess" was originally recorded for a rejected soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Hell Up in Harlem.


Year:
2004
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Super! heavy! funk! hot! hot! hot! and bad!
Hey Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't take no mess
Papa is the man who can understand
How a man has to do whatever he can
Hit me! 
Papa don't- Papa don't- Papa don't
Papa don't take no mess no
He don't take no mess
Now papa might grin
Drank a little taste of gin
Bet his last ten on a little game of skin
Hit me! 
Wahoo Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't- Papa don't- Papa don't
Papa don't- Papa don't
Papa don't take no mess 
Hey-hey!
Papa digs the chicks
If she look real slick hoo!
Papa rap is very quick
You devil it ain't no trick
Oh yeah!
Don't Papa- don't Papa- don't Papa-
Don't Papa- don't Papa- don't Papa-
Don't take no mess
Don't take no messs!
Wait! wait a minute
Look-a-here! Papa!
Don't take- Papa likes
'Cause when Papa gets uptight
He knows he's right
Huh! you got yourself a fight
Hit me! 
Waaaahoooo!
Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't take nooo mess!
Papa don't- Papa don't- Papa don't
Papa don't- Papa don't- Papa don't
Papa don't take no mess
Oh yeah! alright!
Papa is the man who'll take a stand
Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't- papa don't papa don't
A don't a papa don't
Look! Dig this!
Papa didn't cuss
He didn't raise a whole lotta fuss
But when we did wrong
Papa beat the hell out of us uh!
Yeah-heeeeeey! don't
A don't papa- don't papa- don't papa
Don't papa- don't papa- don't papa
Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't take nooo mess!
I saw papa cry
When he thought that I would die
Look-a-here
I saw papa cry 
When he thought that I would die
He says something was in his eye
I knew it was a lie
Mama said "Papa's smart"
Papa got a whole lot-ta heart
And papa would do his part
When the game get hard
Hit me! Oooooh!
Papa don't- papa don't- papa don't
Papa don't- papa don't

Papa don't take no mess

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James Brown

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. more »

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Written by: CHARLES BOBBITT, CHARLES FRED BOBBITT, FRED WESLEY, JAMES BROWN, JOHN STARKS

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