Sweet Little Jamie

Story Behind The Song

This is the very first song I brought to Producer and soon to be Co-Writer Mark Riddick. It was a much simpler Southern Rock style slide guitar tune about Sweet Little Jamie who might be too skinny but sure could Rock & Roll. Mark just had to show off and before I knew it Jamie morphed into the daughter of a witch in the bayou. I contributed a few ideas about no one ever escaping her charms alive but Mark basically rewrote the song. Who was I to argue with what I could see was a great improvement. This was the first time I heard the mystery vocalist aka Luther Hicks. Damn Luther it sounds like you wrote the song! Jon Conley plays the fantastic rhythm and slide guitars.

Song Description

Sweet Little Jamie is the daughter of a Witch who likes to Rock & Roll, but once you enter the bayou and submit to her charms will you ever leave.

Song Length 3:03 Genre Country - Rock, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Anxious, Worried Subject Bad Love, Attracted, Crush
Similar Artists Dierks Bentley, Lynyrd Skynyrd Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Sweet Little Jamie She sure can Rock & Roll
Sweet Little Jamie She gonna take your soul

She was born in Baton Rouge grew up skinny as a country road
She got the smile she like barbed wire tangle you up for sure
Her Momma was a witch in the 3rd degree
She'll put you in a hex with her gree-gree
Men come but they never leave
Go missing in the Bayou you better believe

Sweet Little Jamie She sure can Rock & Roll
Sweet Little Jamie Devil's gonna take your soul boy
Devil's gonna take your soul

She take me down to the riverside underneath the willow tree
With every kiss I'm a little deeper her scent steals the breath from me
Woke up in a pine box floating down the river water seeping in
Another breath and I'm going under calling her name again and again and again

Sweet Little Jamie She sure can Rock & Roll
Sweet Little Jamie Devil's gonna take your soul boy
Devil's gonna take your soul
I said Devil's gonna take your soul boy
Devil's gonna take your soul

I knew She was poison but it felt so good
Just like a junkie I was hooked
One look from her I took the bait
That green eyed devil sealed my fate yeah yeah

Sweet Little Jamie She sure can Rock & Roll
Sweet Little Jamie Devil's gonna take your soul boy
Devil's gonna take your soul

Devil's gonna take your soul boy
Devil's gonna take your soul
Devil's gonna take your soul boy
Devil's gonna take your soul

"Retro country rocker that is part Aerosmith, part Bob Seeger and all fun"

"Sweet Little Jamie" is a fun, swampy, Country-fied, bayou-sounding gem with a great hook and excellent performances all-around. I could definitely hear this song in the perfect Netflix movie or on the radio.

Lyrics Richard S Zoppo & Mark Riddick Music Richard S Zoppo & Mark Riddick
Producer Mark Riddick Publisher Ghost Of Jupiter Publishing
Performance Zap & The Wires Label Hurricane Valley Records

Sweet Little Jamie

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