Little Walter

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"Little Walter" is the debut single by Tony! Toni! Toné!. Taken as the lead single from the R&B group's debut album Who, the hit song spent one week at number one on the U. S. R&B chart. It also peaked at forty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100. The melody is taken from the instrumentation on the spiritual tune "Wade in the Water". The narrator in the song describes a roommate by the name of Walter who makes money from an undisclosed job, and rather than pay rent, he spends his money on a lavish lifestyle. The narrator has had enough of this, and decides to confront Walter about it only for both to break into an argument that lasts "half the night". When the argument was finished "there was a knock at the door and when Walter went to open it he was blown to the floor" meaning he may have been shot dead (according to the video for the song). Walter was portrayed by comedian Sinbad in the video. 


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2006
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Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha, little Walter

Got myself a roommate, and Walter was his name
He liked to play strange games
He had a certain hobby, he always liked to do
He thought it was so cool
He started making money, but couldn't pay the rent
It didn't make too much sense
So I tried to ask him nicely, when he planned to pay
He said, "I doubt it'll be today"

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha, little Walter

Started coming up with clothes I could not buy
And some I could not find
Taking girls to dinner, two at a time
I didn't pay no mind
When I saw him driving a brand new fancy car
I knew he'd gone too far
So when I tried again to ask him to pay today
Walter said, "Today? No way"

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha, little Walter

Things were getting serious, I had to set him straight
My landlord could not wait
I sat him down and told him, he played me for a fool
'Cause I knew the things you do
Things start getting nasty, we broke into fight
I thought it would be short, but it lasted half the night
By the time we were finished, there was a knock at the door
When Walter went to open it, he was blown to the floor

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha, little Walter

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha, little Walter

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha, little Walter

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Tony! Toni! Toné!

Tony! Toni! Toné! is an American soul/R&B group from Oakland, California, popular during the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s. During the band's heyday, it was composed of Dwayne Wiggins on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Raphael Saadiq (born Charles Ray Wiggins) on lead vocals and bass, and their cousin Timothy Christian Riley on drums and keyboards. Other members were Elijah Baker, Carl Wheeler, Randall Wiggins, and Amar Khalil, who is the current lead singer of the group, and Antron Haile. more »

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Written by: Denzil Delano Foster, Thomas Derrick McElroy, Raphael Saadiq, Dwayne P. Wiggins, Clemon Timothy Jr. Riley

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