Etta James - In The Basement, Part 1 Lyrics




Oh, tell me where can you party, child, all night long?
In the basement, down in the basement, yeah.
Oh where can you go where your money gets low?
In the basement, whoa down in the basement
And if a storm is taking place, you can jam and still be safe
In the basement, down in the basement, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Where can you dance to any music you choose?
In the basement, whoa down in the basement
Oh, you got the comforts of home, a nightclub too.
In the basement, whoa down in the basement.
There's no cover charge or fee and the food and drinks are free,
In the basement, down in the basement

Come on child, you can do it, you can do it, yeah

In the basement, that's where it's at
In the basement, that's where it's at
In the basement, that's where it's at
In the basement, that's where it's at

In the basement, in the basement, in the basement

That's where it's at

You tell'em
Where they don't, where they don't check your age at the door,
In the basement, whoa down in the basement
Barracuda and jerk til your feet get sore
In the basement, whoa down in the basement
Do any dance you want to do, there's no one under you
In the basement, I know it, you tell'em oh-h-h-h I wanno go

In the basement, that's where it's at
In the basement, that's where it's at
In the basement, that's where it's at
In the basement, that's where it's at





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Etta James In The Basement, Part 1 Comments
  1. Sina Haufler

    Woooow!❤😘

  2. reggiethom

    "ooh you got the comforts of home a night lamp too,.....there's no cover charge to fee and the food and drinks are free''

  3. Savadorason1

    -The parties down in the basement were some of the best. And then from the 1940s thru the 50s & on, in some public housing projects some gangs had illegal clubs in some basements where they'd have parties sometimes or bring girls down there when there were people at home & no privacy. Yep, here's to back in the days, & some nights, down in the basement.

  4. Ard Sley

    Darrel banks did stuff b4 he was taken from us so early.
    Check him out..too young to die

  5. Ard Sley

    What a woman,that etta.
    She knew how to do it

    Hello Channel

    @Ard Sley and what about Sugar Pie! 😅

  6. Batesmotel1960

    Come on let's get you out of here.

  7. Rod McDonald

    I remember playing this when I was ten years old. I am sixty seven now.

    Richard Mark Szpigiel

    Comment of the month. Thank you. Here's to many more years of you enjoying this song!

  8. freezonetrumpet

    Sugar Pie deserves songwriting credit for Pt. 2

  9. joscofe

    Sugar Pie!!!

  10. Linda Smith

    Afterhour's anyone?

  11. Miss GNX

    My Song

  12. brixtonbluebeat

    Thanks for posting this. I lost the record years ago.
    I'm glad it hasn't been blocked yet.

  13. Aragona Francesco

    wonderful !!

  14. oliver trumbo

    We like this in the north

  15. linda sweet

    Those blue lights in the basement days were awesome, and we did dance like it was no tomorrow. Would not change those times for any number of days after that.

  16. redratcrawford

    Thank for sharing this, this is awesome.

  17. DAVID WOLF

    "GOT TO GIVE IT UP" brought me here - thank you for posting this dance classic by an icon with SPD!! R.I.P. ETTA JAMES... DAVEDJ

  18. Colin Sanders

    entered Cashbox July 23, 1966

  19. xXSilentAgent47Xx

    Driver 2! Nostalgia ;)

  20. pierpaolo jaguaro

    Mamma mia, che pezzo..........

  21. ItsAKindOfMagicc

    i don't wanna go down to the basement

    Alfonso Macias

    ItsAKindOfMagicc Ramones!

  22. jolade oladipo

    we doing a dance off of this at the
    south shore cultural center in chicago il

  23. El Cuervo

    que bueno..