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I Bet You

Title of song: I Bet You

Artist: Funkadelic

Title of album: Funkadelic

Year of first release: 1970

This song was later covered by the Jackson 5 on ABC[?].

The song is more R+B and soul-inflected than most of the album, and much more so than the rest of Funkadelic's career. The Parliaments (a predecessor of Funkadelic with many of the same people) had recorded it earlier.

Songwriters: George Clinton, Pat Lindsey[?], Sidney Barnes[?]

Lyrics:

  • All the verses concern a series of bets, such as "Ice cubes on a red hot stove will melt, and I bet ya/A drowning man's very first words is help, I bet you/If you bet on a horse and the horse don't win, you lose and I betcha/If you try to sit on air, you're gonna fall, and I betcha".

Complete lyrics at the Motherpage (http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/lyrics_funkadelic/lyr-funkadelic#lyr-s-ibetyou)

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