Rick James! Jazz funk master. James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.

Musician with a colourful history. Great dance songs.

Child of the post-World War 1940s. Musician of the wild 1960s and 1970s.

Rick James! On the edge of the legitimate and often over the edge of legality. We remain connected, mysteriously.

A little girl came up to me, acting young and shy

A look of curiosity was flashing in her eyes

She had seen my face before and thought she knew me well

So I said “Shall we talk some more, you’ll come to my hotel”
She was only seventeen, seventeen

But she was sexy

She was only seventeen, seventeen

She said she loved me

Seventeen years old

Seventeen years old

How we talked all through the night and never even touched

Even talked of love and life, I wanted her that much

She said she’d read a magazine that said I was a freak

“You’ll never know now, little girl, unless you take a peak”
She was only seventeen, seventeen

And she was sexy

She was only seventeen, seventeen

But she was you and fine and oh so tender

Would I break down tonight and surrender

This young girl, this sweet thing, I just can’t wait

No, I mustn’t do this, she’s almost jailbait!
Seventeen years old

Seventeen years old
A little girl came up to me, acting young and shy

A look of curiosity was flashing in her eyes

She had seen my face before and thought she knew me well

So I said “Shall we talk some more, you’ll come to my hotel”
She was only seventeen, seventeen

But she was sexy

She was only seventeen, seventeen

And she was you and fine and oh so tender

Would I break down tonight and surrender

YEAH!!
Seventeen years old, sexy, sexy

Seventeen years old, sexy, sexy

Seventeen years old, sexy, sexy

Seventeen years old, sexy, sexy

Seventeen years old, sexy, sexy

Seventeen and she was you and fine and oh so tender

Would I break down tonight and surrender

This young girl, this sweet thing, I just can’t wait

No, I shouldn’t do this, she’s almost jailbait!
Come here little girl

Seventeen years old, seventeen and sexy

Seventeen years old, seventeen and sexy

Seventeen years old, seventeen and sexy

She was only seventeen

Seventeen and sexy

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