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Ram Jam - Black Betty




In 1977, the rock band Ram Jam—which included former Starstruck and Lemon Pipers guitarist Bill Bartlett—re-released an edit of the Starstruck recording of the song with producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz under Epic Records. The song became an instant hit with listeners, as it reached number 18 on the singles charts in the United States and the top ten in the UK and Australia. 





Lyrics


Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

Black Betty had a child, bam-ba-lam

The damn thing gone wild, bam-ba-lam

Said it weren't none of mine, bam-ba-lam

The damn thing gone blind, bam-ba-lam

I said oh, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam


Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

She really gets me high, bam-ba-lam

You know that's no lie, bam-ba-lam

She's so rock steady, bam-ba-lam

And she's always ready, bam-ba-lam

Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam


Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

She's from Birmingham, bam-ba-lam

Way down in Alabam', bam-ba-lam

Well, she's shakin' that thing, bam-ba-lam

Boy, she makes me sing, bam-ba-lam

Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam

Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam