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Funky President (People It's Bad) - James Brown [Original Speed Master]

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Uploaded on Oct 31, 2009

Track 9. (disc 2) 'Funky President (People It's Bad)' ~ *[Original Speed Master]. From the compilation album 'Make It Funky - the big payback: 1971-1975'

Written by James Brown

Arranged by James Brown and Fred Wesley

Produced by James Brown

James Brown: Vocals, with probably: unidentified Trumpets, Flutes
Tom "Bones" Malone: Trombone
David Sanborn: Alto Saxophone
Joe Farrell: Tenor Saxophone
Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis: Baritone Saxophone
Joe Beck, Sam Brown: Guitars
Wilbur Bascomb: Bass
Alan Schwartzberg: Drums
Jeannette Washington, Bobby Roach: Background Vocals

♪♫ Funk it down, nasty
(Hey, listen to the man)
(Rap, Godfather)
(Pay back), (cold-blooded)
People, people, we've got to get over
Before we go under, yeaaaah Lord
People, people, we've got to get over
Before we go under
Hey, could be, you didn't say watchya meant
You just changed, a brand new funky President
Yea huh

Stock market going up, jobs going down
It ain't no funky job to be found
Taxes keep going up, I've changed from a glass
Now I drink from a paper cup, gettin' bad
People, people, we've got to get over
Before we go under, listen to me
Let's get together and raise
Let's get together and get some land
Raise our food like the man
Save our money like the mob
Put up your fight own the job
Wooh

(Go on, rap baby)
(tell them, Godfather)
Hey Lord, heeeey, turn on your fountain water [funk motor?]
Get down and praise the Lord
Get sexy, sexy, get funky and dance
Love me baby, love me nice too
Don't make it once, but can you make it twice
I like it

People, people, we've got to get over
Before we go under
People, people, well well well
Before we go under
Turn on your funk motor [fountain water?], I know it's tough
Turn on your funk motor [fountain water?], until you get enough, yeah
Hey, give yourself a chance to come through
Wooh, tell yourself, I can do what you can do

(Hey, listen to the man), (Rap Godfather)
(Pay back), (cold-blooded)
People, people, heeeeey, huh people, people
Hey, people, people, don't you see what's goin' on
People, people, we've got to get together
Oooww, get on your good foot, huh, change it, yeah

Got to get together and get some land
Raise our food just like the man
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, I've got to say it again
We've got to get together and buy some land huh
Raise our food just like the man
Save our money, do like the mob
Put up your fight and own the job
We've got to get over, before we go under
Time's getting short, heeeey Lord

Country do you know just what I meant
but that's changed
we've got a brand new funky President ha uhh
Oooww, I need to be the mayor
So I could change some things around here
I need to be the governor, uhh
I need to be the governor, ha uhh
I need to be the governor ♪♫


~ [Many thanks to the copyright owners UMG for allowing this to be heard on YouTube....this time! ;-j ] ~ ☺

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