From the recording Stone & Fire
Chappell's tribute to the girls who went before, including a little tip of the hat to Peggy Lee.
Bad Girls Blues
Peggy taught us all about the fever,
Ella told us ‘bout those satin dolls,
I’m gonna tell you ‘bout my lover man,
When the night time falls.
Sippie warned us not to tell our secrets,
Lest she come and steal away your man.
Loretta said that kind’s a dime a dozen,
And you ain’t woman enough to steal my man.
Bonnie played what it can sound like,
k. d. showed another way, too.
But my man shows me the ins and outs,
With all those good things he really can do.
Julie showed us how to cry a river,
Tammy said to stand by your man.
But thinkin’ how he makes my body quiver,
I’ll lay down with him whenever I can.
He gives me fever in the mornin’
Fever when he holds me tight.
Fever when he kisses,
Fever all through the night.