ARETHA FRANKLIN lyrics - The Sha-La Bandit

ARETHA FRANKLIN
"The Sha-La Bandit"

Sha-la-la-la, la, la, baby...
Sha-la-la-la, la, la...
Sha-la-la-la, la, la, baby...
Sha-la-la-la, la, la...

Girls, beware of the bandit from Westchester County;
I can't offer you no reward, 'cause all he left me was a broken heart...
He kidnapped me excitingly, and then he robbed me off my dignity...
And when enough of his time had been spent, he left me
(Sha-la-la-la, la...) moaning... (Sha-la-la-la, la...) Yeah...
He left me (Sha-la-la-la, la...) moan, moaning... (Sha-la-la-la, la...) Yes, he did... hey...

Be careful, my sisters, yeah - he's armed with an innocent smile,
With a dangerous love record that can stretch for miles and miles...
Hey, girls! Take a hint - He don't leave no fingerprints,
And if he gets his hands on you, he's gonna leave you
(Sha-la-la-la, la...) Wanting... (Sha-la-la-la, la...) Yes, he will...
And he'll leave you... (Sha-la-la-la, la...) Moan, moaning... (Sha-la-la-la, la...) Oh, yeah... yeah...

Any female information concernin' this bandit person;
He may be sitting right next to you, and Westchester County is right there too...
Hey, girls! I've got a confession to make if they put that bandit in jail:
I'll be the first one to go on his bail...

He left me (Sha-la-la-la, la...) Wanting, oh, yeah... (Sha-la-la-la, la...) I'm a wanted woman this evening...
He left me (Sha-la-la-la, la...) wanting, oh, yeah... (Sha-la-la-la, la...) Sha-la bandit, yeah, it's all about his...
Sha-la-la-la, la... Ow!
Sha-la-la-la, la... ah-ha, ha...
Sha-la-la-la, la... ooh, baby...
Sha-la-la-la, la... ah-ha, ha...

Sha-la-la-la, la... but look so good to me, baby,
Sha-la-la-la, la... ah-ha, ha...
Sha-la-la-la, la... ow, baby...
Sha-la-la-la, la... ah-ha, ha...

Sha-la-la-la, la... he's a bandit...
Sha-la-la-la, la... he's a terrible dude, y'all...
Sha-la-la-la, la... hey, he's all for me...
Sha-la-la-la, la... ah-ha, ha...

Sha-la-la-la, la... Ooh, Good God Almighty...
Sha-la-la-la, la... yeah-ha, ha...