Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Escrita por Jerry Leiber y Mike Stoller

Interpretada por The Robins (Spark 122, 1955)

Originalmente interpretada por The Robins, quienes alcanzaron cierto éxito con ella en 1955, Buddy dejó grabada esta canción de Leiber y Stoller entre sus Apartment Demos, publicándose por primera vez en el álbum "Giant" (1969) con los arreglos instrumentales de The Fireballs.

One day while I was eating down at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Sittin’ there readin’ down at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

A chicken walked in through the door

That I had never seen before

At least I never saw her down at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

And it scared me when she sat right down next to me

 

Her knees were almost touching mine at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

A chill was runnin’ down my spine at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

I could smell her sweet perfume

She smiled and made my heart go boom

And everybody in the room at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

They said, “Be careful, that chick belongs to Smokey Joe”

 

And from behind the counter I saw a man

A chef’s hat on his head and a knife in his hand

He grabbed me by the collar and began to shout

“You better eat up all your beans, boy and clear right on out!”

 

Well, I know I’ll never eat again at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

And so I’ll never see again at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

I’d rather eat my chili beans at Jim’s or Jack’s or John’s or Gene’s

Than take my chances eating down at Smokey Joe’s Cafe

I risked my life when that Smokey Joe’s a crazy fool