Charles, Ray - Makin' Whoopee! Lyrics




Another bride, Another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, Another reason
To make whoopee

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
The groom is nervous, uhh, he answers twice
Its really killin', the boy's so willin'
To make whoopee, whoopee
Picture a little love nest, yeah
Down where the roses cling
Picture that same sweet love nest
See what a year can bring
I tell you the boy's washin' dishes 'n, baby clothes
He's so ambitious, ooh, I tell you he sews
Its really killin', the boy's so willin'
To make whoopee, whoopee
You see, I don't make much money
Only five, uh-uh, thousand per
And some judge who thinks he's funny
Tells me I got to pay six to her
I said now judge, suppose I fail?
The judge says, "Ray, son, son, right on into jail.
Ah, you better keep her. I think it's cheaper."

[Spoken:] You know what I've been doin', don't you?
[Crowd goes wild]





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Charles, Ray Makin' Whoopee! Comments
  1. Dr. No

    All I can say is, quiet, genius at work...

  2. susan hess

    Randy, Thats cause he's just talking to you.............and you alone..............

  3. Colorado Bloom

    The ultimate version of this song! I discovered it 50 years ago on this album. Still love it to this day!

  4. John Orton

    Only discovered the blues treatment of this old broiler when listening to Dr John's version with Ricky Lee - think this one just takes the biscuit

  5. Jean-Luc Bersou

    No doubt ! ......SOMETHING is happening with RAY CHARLES ....!

  6. Loup

    Ou trouver une partition ??? 😱😱😍

    Jean-Luc Bersou

    Le real book qui propose pratiquement tous les standards .....et des tas d'arrangements pour toutes sortes de formations .....du single jusqu'au big band
    ou l'orchestre symphonique . Ici RAY CHARLES joue le morceau en tonalité de MI bémol ce qui est habituel pour les cuivre ( notamment en référence au
    solo de trompette ) . Pour une version particulière comme celle -ci il faut évidemment admettre que le génie de RAY CHARLES ,sa "patte" et son "grain"
    va bien au delà de la maîtrise de la grille harmonique par ailleurs assez simple pour une oreille exercée .

  7. Allen Blasco

    ....ahh, the "all-night-long" version....thanks for posting!

  8. lesbrown331

    Seems only Sid McCoy WCFL and Daddio Daylie WAAF would play this tune in Chicago back in 65....

  9. Lord Google

    Amazing

  10. ManosJMT

    Happy Birthday Ray Charles 🎈
    With my Edit of "Shake Your Tail Feather": https://youtu.be/Q_7WeSjbziY ❗️

  11. Benjamin Cox

    He left out the intro where it says when I SEE somebody's brother take a bride. I wonder why

  12. GerryMATW

    ...and that's why he's called 'The Genius'.

  13. Rashaad Seaborne

    First time hearing tonight on XM Radio. Loved it!!

  14. Felicia Williams

    OMG this is the very best version of this song. I had thought The Fabulous Baker Boys with Michelle Pfeiffer was the best version but I have now been proven wrong. This is the BEST version of this song! I love love this....go Ray, go...that band, wheeww!

  15. Brad Millar

    Goosebumps

  16. Travis S. Allen

    This is incredible

    Felicia Williams

    Travis S. Allen agreed

  17. Sgt. Pepper

    jazz drummers are the best people

    Felicia Williams

    Sgt. Pepper no jazz saxophonist are.....lol

    TOM BASS

    it don't mean a thing...when the bassplayer's not there!

  18. Van Allen

    Great music by the man himself Ray Charles

  19. Thomas Mosley

    The Right Reverend

  20. Will Yumm

    Hello everyone. This was my 1st YouTube video many Years Ago. I am glad everyone is enjoying it. It still remains my favorite.

  21. Ed Allen

    Y'know . . . He was pretty good.

    Felicia Williams

    Ed Allen agreed, he was really....the soul in this song..whew

  22. Lina Blue

    I cannot find this song version on ITunes.  What album is this on?

    gsdsteve

    This is on Ray Charles Live in Concert.  Recorded in 1964 at the Hollywood Shrine Auditorium.

  23. sibsbubbles

    Never a dull tune with Ray.  So glad I found this.  It's probably my favorite version of this tune.  It always makes me giggle.

  24. Kevin Johnson

    He makes it his own. Unsurpassed. I'm not a massive fan of Ray Charles. It's what he does with the piano in this live performance, with his laid back--almost horizontal style of syncopated rhythm. Brilliant. Thanks, this saves me looking for my cassette and a player that still works. Cheers

  25. Randy Taylor

    Something about hearing this song at night......when everything is quiet. Don't know why but it's something about the blues when you're all by yourself. It's almost like you hear it in a different kind of way. Probably just me. Ray was phenomenal!!!

    Robert King

    Randy Taylor hb

    Felicia Williams

    Randy Taylor no it’s not just you.....🤷🏾‍♀️😌

  26. Len Schilder

    Indeed best version from eddie cantor till now and ever. Man this man was good.

  27. José de Ribamar Araújo Peres

    Tradução: Making whoopee
    Fazendo amor
     
    Another bride, Another June
    Uma outra noiva Um outro junho

    Another sunny honeymoon
    Uma outra ensolarada   lua de mel

    Another season, Another reason
    Mais uma temporada  Uma outra razão

    To make whoopee
    Para fazer amor


    A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
    Muitos sapatos  Muito arroz

    The groom is nervous, uhh, he answers twice
    O noivo está nervoso, uhh, responde duas vezes

    Its really killin', the boy's so willin'
    É realmente de matar  O jovem está tão ansioso

    To make whoopee, whoopee
    Para fazer amor, amor

    Picture a little love nest, yeah
    A Imagem de um pequeno ninho de amor, pois é

    Down where the roses cling
    Embaixo, onde as rosas se agarram

    Picture that same sweet love nest
    A imagem do mesmo doce ninho de amor

    See what a year can bring
    Veja o que um ano pode trazer

    I tell you the boy's washin' dishes 'n, baby clothes
    Eu lhe conto: o jovem está lavando louças, roubas de bebê

    He's so ambitious, ooh, I tell you he sews
    É tão ambicioso, ooh, eu lhe conto: ele costura

    Its really killin', the boy's so willin'
    É realmente de matar, o jovem está tão ansioso

    To make whoopee, whoopee
    Para fazer amor, amor

    You see, I don't make much money
    Veja, eu não ganho muito dinheiro

    Only five, uh-uh, thousand per
    Somente cinco, uh-uh, mil por ano

    And some judge who thinks he's funny
    E algum juiz ainda pensa que é brincadeira

    Tells me I got to pay six to her
    Diga-me, eu tenho que pagar seis pra ela

    I said now judge, suppose I fail?
    Eu digo agora juiz, o senhor acha que falhei?

    The judge says, "Ray, son, son, right on into jail.
    O juiz diz, Ray, filho, filho, você vai direto pras grades.

    Ah, you better keep her. I think it's cheaper."
    Ah, é melhor você ficar com ela. Eu penso que é mais barato.

    [spoken] You know what I've been doin', don't you?
    (falando) Você sabe o que eu tenho estado fazendo, não sabe?

    Raquel Triano

    José de Ribamar Araújo Peres formidável a sua tradução e postar a letra tb, grata! Ray Charles é magnifico!

  28. smegym

    I believe I've faced that Judge :o(

    Felicia Williams

    😂😂😂😂

  29. Magic Methyl

    Bioshock brought me here.

    Radagast The Brown

    me too man, me too...

  30. Electric marian

    Making Whoopee- Malosetti-Cosceri

  31. nannacordeiro

    This song gives me urges.. feelings I can't control..

    Robert King

    nannacordeiro mv

    hewhowas himiam

    nannacordeiro don't control them let them do as they will unless it's eating the last slice of pizza that's not cool control urself u animal

  32. TheKnurz

    I miss him..

  33. Don Ching

    and the crowd goes wild

  34. Jack Napier

    this song is sexy as hell (Y)

  35. Leafsomniac

    Legendary :)

  36. S L Filho

    Historical!

  37. Leafsomniac

    Simply awesome :)

  38. Aaron Gamaliel Ramos

    Wow! The unforgettable Ray. We will not experience an artist like him in centuries to come.

  39. godloveshere

    Yeah Baby! Best version ever!!

  40. rtel123

    In my opinion, his best song performance ever! Also, the best performance of this song by any artist. Why is it so obscure? The radio media pretty much ignore it. Pity.

  41. Steve Rix

    Ohhhh, sublime...listen to Rickie Lee Jones ver., as well...smoky early hours stuff..

  42. dougol010

    What does he say and they all laughed?! :)

  43. Adriana Costa

    hhmmm so charming this song (:

  44. Trues Galore

    Check out Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, the ratpack

  45. lemar012197

    Makin' Whoopee, Ray Charles or Ella Fitzgerald

  46. Hank Hill

    anyone know any other songs like this?

    Don Perry

    Aloha HH, hoping 3 years past and YT's pau da +hank hill auto-notifier, doesn't render this info as too little-too-late. Also, wasn't sure what you are iso, ie: songs by RC; songs which tell a serious story in a humorous way' songs that are delivered in a low, seductive voice? No Matah, bra, if/when this does reach ,make the best! These are all by RC: "I Got a Woman", "Hit the Road Jack", "Busted", "Let's Go Get Stoned". Aloha HH.

  47. Regina Melo

    Marvellous, thank you wpii

  48. Eric Ranzoni

    best version ever.

  49. SGarison

    best version...ever.

  50. lSerendipityl

    simply Whoopee~

  51. susandiane311

    The definitive version of this classic!

  52. cartwrong

    @wpiii I'm wondering how you got around the WGM cockblock. I tried to upload this same song last week to no avail--immediately blockd worldwide. Anyway, glad it's up. Great song!!! So much attitude just dripping from it--Ray is so smooth.

    Mouldi Khouildi

    The best version indeed

  53. 696evolve

    i play this song after a long 'thanksgiving' day

  54. Gert Dunse

    Thank You !!!! :) It`s great ........

  55. Steven Weinstein

    this is from an album called Live in Concert. Recorded at the Hollywood Shrine auditorium in 1963.

  56. TommieCadi

    This is awesome. genius, smoothly intricate and effortless perfection freely flowing through Ray. We thank God for you, Ray, and we miss you, but you are always with us.

    Felicia Williams

    TommieCadi true....

  57. didi19boop

    Thank you!!!!
    I was looking for this song, in this version, since a lot!!!
    You make my day!!!
    Thank you!