SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
(Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller)
THE ROBINS (Spark 122/Atco 6059, 1955)

Ooh-wah-aah, Smokey Joe's cafe
Ooh-wah-aah, Smokey Joe's cafe
One day while I was eating beans at Smokey Joe's cafe
Just sittin' here, you know the scene at Smokey Joe's cafe
A chick came walking through the door
That I had never seen before
At least I never saw her dine at Smokey Joe's cafe
Ooh, and I started shakin'
When she sat right down next to me
Her knees were almost touching mine at Smokey Joe's cafe
A chill was running down my spine at Smokey Joe's cafe
I could smell her sweet perfume
She smiled at me, my heart went boom
Then everybody in the room at Smokey Joe's cafe
They said, hey man be careful
That chick belongs to Smokey Joe
So, from behind the counter I saw a man
A chef hat on his head and a knife in his hand
He grabbed me by my collar and began to shout
You better eat up all your beans and boy you clear it on out
Yeah, I know I'll never eat again at Smokey Joe's cafe
And so we'll never meet again at Smokey Joe's cafe
I rather eat my chili beans
At Jim's or Jack's or John's or Gene's
Than take my chances eating out at Smokey Joe's cafe
Ooh, why risk my life when that Smokey Joe's a crazy fool

Ooh-wah-aah, Smokey Joe's cafe
Ooh-wah-aah, Smokey Joe's cafe
Ooh-wah-aah, Smokey Joe's cafe
Ooh-wah-aah, at Smokey Joe's cafe...