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Once I was a boogie singer
Playin` in a Rock & Roll Band
I never had no problems
Burnin` down the night stands

And everything around me,
Got to stop to feelin` so low
And I decided quickly,
Yes I did
To disco down and check out the show

Yeah they were
Dancin` and singin`
and movin` to the groovin`
And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Lay down that boogie and play that funky music till you die
Till you die ,
oh till you die

I tried to understand this
I thought that they were outta there minds
How could I be so foolish
To not See I was the one behind

So still I kept on fighting
Loosing every step by the way
I said, I must go back there
In Jackessee still the things are the same

When they were
Dancin` and singin`
and movin` to the groovin`
And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Lay down that boogie and play that funky music till you die
Till you die,
oh till you die

SOLO

At first it wasn`t easy
Changed in Rock`n`Roll at mind
The things won`t get `n shaking
I thought I have to leave it behind

But now it`s so much better
I`m funking out and out by the way
Well, I`ll never loose that feeling
How I learned by lesson yeahea

When they were
Dancin` and singin`
and movin` to the groovin`
And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Lay down that boogie and play that funky music till you die
Till you die,
oh till you die

That`s all
Play that funky music...
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right



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    Rob ParissiJun 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    Whenever you see this posted in a Google search as being by James Brown, you just know that the lyrics are going to be laugh out loud wrong, too!
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    Bryan David WarrenJun 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    I once was talking to the drummer from the BeeGees and told him I liked You Don't Know What It's Like. He said, "It's called To Love Somebody......" I said, "No, it's You Don't Know What It's.....ooohhhhh I guess you would know." Ooops....
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    Rob ParissiJun 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm
    Someone asked me once when I told them I wrote it: Now, who was that by? I said: Wild Cherry, and they said: No, it wasn't them, and I just left him standing wondering and walked away.
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    Rob ParissiJun 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    "In Jackessee still the things are the same"..I mean, I wrote the damn thing and have no idea what in the hell that means!
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    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    This song was never by james brown. It was written by rob parissi for his band wild cherry in 1976. Do your homework before you post incorrect facts regarding a song you know nothing about.

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