by Claude de Metrius, Louis Jordan, and J. Mayo Williams

Let the cats all criticize,
Joke about my baby's size;
She's reet with me
Because you see:
I like 'em fat like that.

When she bounces down the street,
She's a whole heap o' honey, and ain't she sweet?
Feels so fine
To know she's mine:
I like 'em fat like that.

     You have all those lean chicks,
     Tender and tall,
     But when it comes to mean kicks,
     My big fat mama is the best of all.

After I'm through workin',
I reach and grab my hat,
Hurry home,
Don't want her to be alone:
I like 'em fat like that!


Copyright 1944 by MCA Inc.

Recorded by Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five (Decca 23810, 1944),
     re-issued on the LP "Louis Jordan, Greatest Hits, 1941 - 1947"
     (MCA, 1975), and on the CD "Louis Jordan, Five Guys Named
     Moe: Original Decca Recordings, Vol. 2" (MCA D 10503, 1992)

Thanks to Wilson Barbers for transcribing these lyrics.