If It Wasn't For Bad Luck (Ray Charles)

IF IT WASN'T FOR BAD LUCK [Uh-Uh] Wait a minute, Jimmy, look here I'm listenin' As I was wakin' up this mornin' Well well Oh Lord, you know I felt pretty good, Yes I did I began to stretch and yawn What for Ray? Just to see if I could I can dig it All at once I got a funny feelin' That something around here was goin on wrong Hmm So you know what I did Jimmy? What? I got up and I began to look all around for my baby Was that it? That was it, you know the woman had packed up and gone Oh lord That's why I say if everybody went to heaven Hey-ey-ey, I believe I'd miss the call But you see if it wasn't for bad luck, Trying to tell you son if it wasn't for bad luck, now now Oh, oh, I wouldn't have no luck at all Would you believe I wouldn't have no luck at all Looka here Ray, you think your luck is bad? Listen ta what happen to me Alright Now listen now Got a tip on a horse someone gave me, hey hey Yeah Pawned my last suit to make the bet No you didn't Yes I did Put every dime I had on him, ah What? Listen, you know he ain't showed up yet Oh! Tell ya I got so disgusted now Yeah Said I'll go back home and sleep some more Now that seem like the right thing to do But by the time I got back to my room Are you listenin' Ray? Yeah yeah, I'm payin' attention You know the landlord had padlocked my door Why that dirty . . . Tell ya a slow horse and a fast woman Hey hey hey lord they sure did let me fall That's why I say ah If it wasn't for bad luck sugar now Hey if it wasn't for bad luck y'all Oh! I wouldn't have no luck at all Oh Ray, listen, I wouldn't have no luck at all Huh-Yep. But wait a minute, you ain't heard nothin' yet Let me tell you what happened Tell me about it I decided I'd go out walkin' Say what? Um-hm. And you know even that failed Now how can a walk fail, Ray? Because some man snatched a woman's pocketbook way across town Say what? Yeah, and uh guess who they put in jail? Do tell, do tell Jimmy, I just can't understand it I know what you mean I know there's got to be some kind of explanation There's got to be, there's got to be Lord, lord, lord, lord I ain't done nothing wrong So tell me why I'm doing two years probation Man I don't know, I got the same trouble They got me having to walk a chump line Say what? Oh, with my, with my back up against a wall That's tough, Ray That's why if it wasn't for bad luck sugar Oh I tell everybody if it wasn't for bad luck now now I believe, I believe I would have no luck at all I just wouldn't have no luck at all Looka here Ray, let me tell you something Hm? Now you know, you know about this here Yeah You know I was sittin' home one evening, Well I didn't have a thing to do Yeah, that's happened to me sometimes So I thought I'd go out dancin', you know Yeah, yeah And do a little of that boogaloo I, I kinda like that myself Finally, I got myself a partner, now Yeah But old Ray, wouldn't you know Mm-hm, somthing musta happened bad Some man said, "You got my woman, boy" Uh oh And he stood about seven foot four Oops! Oops! As they walked away I stood there Feeling kinda sad and kinda small That's why I say If it wasn't for bad luck sugar [whoa, if it wasn't for bad luck, y'all now hey, hey, hey, we'd have no luck at all] Hey now Yeah, I say we would have no luck at all Jimmy, I want you to tell me about that seven foot four What did you do! Well Ray, anytime a man is seven foot four and you messin' with his woman, it's time for you to go Oh yeah? Lord have mercy I, I, I, I can understand it, it made you feel like you wanna holler a little bit Made me feel like I wanna Aahhhhhhh-ow! Yeah man, when I run into that situation, makes me wanna cry a little bit like this Ooh-hoo!