Let's Burn Down the Cornfield

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Etta James

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "Roll With Me, Henry", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems, including drug addiction, before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album The Seven Year Itch. more »


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Let's burn down the cornfield
Let's burn down, baby, the cornfield
And we'll listen, we'll listen to it burn
You hide behind the oak tree
I want you to hide behind that
You know that old oak tree
Stay, stay out of danger
Keep outta sight, babe till I return
It's so, it's so good
On a cold, cold night, yeah
To have a fire, a fire burnin'
Burnin' warm, warm an' bright
You hide behind the oak tree
An' I want you to stay out of sight, baby
Get behind that old, the old oak tree
An' stay, stay, get out of danger, Lord till I return
Let's burn down the cornfield
Come on, baby, let's set fire, set fire
Set fire to the cornfield
An' we'll make love, we'll make love
While it's burnin', while it's burnin'
Get a warm, get a warm, warm fire goin', baby
An' we'll make love, it'll be so good while it's burnin'
While it's burnin', it'll be so, so good, baby
While it's burnin', burnin'

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Written by: Randy Newman

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