Blackberry Boogie
From the album Betty Hutton at the Saints & Sinners Ball
Written by Tennessee Ernie Ford
1952 Ernest Jay Music, Inc.

Released on Warner Bros WS-1267
Recorded 1959
Music Arranged and Conducted by Jerry Fielding
Tenor Saxophone Solo by Plas Johnson
Background Vocals by the Jack Latimer Singers
Running Time: 2 mins 25 secs

Lyrics:
Along about sun down every day
I grab my bucket and I'm on my way
Goin' down the road just jumpin' and a kickin'
Headin' for the bush to do some blackberry pickin'
Everything's fine when it's blackberry pickin' time

The boy spied me, I set my bucket down
He said, "Honey are you goin' to town?"
I said, "Baby I'm goin' where they scatch
And I will meet you in a minute in the blackberry patch!"
Everything's fine when it's blackberry pickin' time

Blackberry boogie, blackberry boogie
Blackberry boogie, blackberry boogie
Everything's fine when it's blackberry pickin' time

I was goin' down the road when he jumped and he squealed
I'm headin' for the bush and he's right on my heel
I'm pickin' on the one end and he's pickin' on the other
When we got into the middle he yelled, "Oh brother!"
Everything's fine when it's blackberry pickin' time

We were goin' to the bushes hand in hand
Pickin' blackberries to beat the band
He grabbed me for a kiss, I said, "Turn me loose!
'Cause your lips are blue from that blackberry juice"
Everything's fine when it's blackberry pickin' time

Blackberry boogie, blackberry boogie
Blackberry boogie, blackberry boogie
Everything's fine when it's blackberry pickin' time