Betty An' Dupree

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Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes and was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush Administration. more »


Year:
2004
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Dupree went down-town a '44 in his hand 
Dupree went down-town a '44 in his hand 
Went for the jewelry but he shot that jewelry man 
Dupree said Betty here's your diamond ring 
Dupree said Betty here's your diamond ring 

Just to please you pretty Betty I've done done a wicked thing 
Dupree told Betty I'm bound for Tennessee 
Dupree told Betty I'm bound for Tennessee 
I'm sorry pretty Betty but that sheriff is a haunting me 
They caught poor Dupree and put him into the jail 
Caught poor Dupree put him in the jail 

Atlanta prison is where Betty took Dupree his mail 
Dupree said judge I ain't been here before 
Dupree said judge I ain't been here before 
Judge told Dupree I'm gonna see that you don't come back no more 
They took him to the scaffold a black cap upon his face 
Took him to the scaffold a black cap upon his face 

Now the cold cold ground is for Dupree's resting place 
Betty went to the graveyard singing near oh my god to thee 
Betty went to the graveyard singing near oh my God to thee 
Oh mister hangman look what you done done to Dupree 
She told the hack-driver to drive his wagon slow 
Told the hack-driver drive your dead wagon slow 

When you bury my Dupree I ain't gonna see him no more 
Sail on Dupree sail on, sail on Dupree sail on 
Don't mind you sailing but you be gone so long 
So long Dupree poor boy so long, Dupree poor boy 
Don't mind you sailing you'll be gone so long, sail on 
Dupree poor boy

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Written by: ARR.: LEONARD DE PAUR, ERNEST CALABRIA

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