Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)

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"Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)" is a 1963 song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King for the girl group The Cookies. It was the group's most successful single and their only one to reach the top ten on the U. S. Pop charts. It peaked number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart in 1963. In this song, the Cookies' lead singer Earl-Jean McCrea utters a memorable warning: "So girl you better shut your mouth!" The song was used multiple times in the popular HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm in the season 7 episode, "The Bare Midriff. " Billboard named the song #86 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time. 


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1989
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He gets up each morning and he goes downtown
where everyone's his boss,
and he's lost in an angry land.
He's a little man.

But then he comes uptown
each evening to my tentament.
Uptown where folks don't have to pay much rent.
And when he's there with me
he can see that he's everything.
The man is tall, he don't crawl. He's a king.

Downtown he's just one of a million guys.
He don't get no breaks,
and he takes all they got to give
'cause he's got to live.

But then he comes uptown
where he can hold his head up high.
And uptown he knows I'm gonna be standing by.
And when I take his hand,
there's no man who can put him down, down, down.
Oh, the world's so sweet at his feet when he's uptown.
Whoa-oo-oh-whoa.
When he's uptown.
Whoa-oo-whoa-oo-whoa-oh-oh.

Don't say nothin' bad about my baby.
Don't say nothin' bad about my baby.
Don't say nothin' bad about my baby.
Don't say nothin' bad about my baby.
Don't say nothin' bad about my baby.
Don't say nothin' bad about my baby.
Don't say nothin' bad about my baby.
Don't!

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The Cookies

The Cookies were an American R&B girl group in the 1950s to 1960s. Members of the original lineup would later become The Raelettes, the backing vocalists for Ray Charles. more »

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Written by: CAROLE KING, GERRY GOFFIN

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