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The Boogie Man

(Deke Richards)

Lead Vocals : Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Jackie Jackson
Background Vocals : The Jackson 5

Arranged by Deke Richards
Produced by Deke Richards

Recorded in 1973 at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.

Versions
Skywriter Album Version (from "Skywriter") 3:00


 

Single details

US single (M 1230) cancelled.
Promo copies released with picture sleeve

UK single released April 1974.
# 58 UK

 

Collection


Boogie Man
7" promo single, 1973
M 1230 (Cancelled)
USA
extremly rare

Boogie Man / Don't Let Your Baby Catch You
7" Single, 1973
TMG 976
UK
common


Lyrics / Paroles


Michael
My mama told me when I was quite young
Don't be a bad boy and don't run
'Cause he's gonna get you
He's gonna get you

So little girl that's why I'm tellin' you
Don't you dare break my heart in two
Or he's gonna get you
He's gonna get you (Sing)

Jackson 5
The Boogie Man is gonna get you
If you're messin' around in the dark
Playin' with my love and affection

Jermaine
That ain't smart, no that ain't smart, oh

Jackie
So little girl that's why I'm tellin' you


Jermaine
Take my love, take my money
But don't you dare break my heart in two
Or he's gonna get you (He's gonna get you)
He's gonna get you (He's gonna get you) Sing

Jackson 5
The Boogie Man is gonna get you
If you're messin' around in the dark
Playin' with my love and affection


Jermaine
That ain't smart, no that ain't smart, oh

Jackson 5
Look out, look out, here he comes, there he is, run
THE BOOGIE MAN will get ya
THE BOOGIE MAN will get ya
THE BOOGIE MAN is gonna get ya (If you're a bad girl)
THE BOOGIE MAN is gonna get ya (Don't make me sad girl, oh)
Here he comes, here he comes, here he comes, here he comes, whoo

THE BOOGIE MAN is gonna get you
If you're messin' around in the dark
Playin' with my love and affection

Jermaine
That ain't smart, no that ain't smart, oh

Jackson 5
THE BOOGIE MAN is gonna get you ( I'm crazy about you baby)
If you're messin' around in the dark (I'm crazy 'bout your love)
Playin' with my love and affection


Jermaine
That ain't smart, no that ain't smart, oh

 

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