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CELIE (to Harpo)
You gon' let Sofia go?
HARPO
I have to. I can't stop her.
CELIE
What you gon' do then?
HARPO
I'm gon' tear down this house she made me build, and make myself a jukejoint.
HARPO
BROWN-LEGGED WOMAN PUT A SPELL ON ME.
BUDDY & OTHER BUDDY
OH, BROWN BETTY!
BUDDY 3
Time you forget about Sofia.
BUDDY 4
She not comin' back.
HARPO
SHE CHOP ME DOWN LIKE AN OL' OAK TREE.
HARPO & TWO BUDDIES
DON'T MATTER IF SHE
BIG-LEGGED, BROWN-EYED,
BIG-EYED, BROWN-LEGGED . . .
WHATEVER SHE DONE, THAT GIRL SHO WAS FINE.
SQUEAK
What y'all buildin' here?
HARPO
Jukejoint.
SQUEAK
Ya'll need a waitress? My name's Squeak.
HARPO
Hoowhee!
GONNA MAKE YOU HOLLER LIKE A WILD CAT DO
HARPO & BUDDIES
OH, BROWN BETTY!
HARPO
WHEN I THROW MY MOJO DOWN ON YOU.
HARPO & BUDDIES
DON'T MATTER IF SHE
BIG-LEGGED, BROWN-EYED,
BIG-EYED, BROWN-LEGGED . . .
WHATEVER SHE IS, THAT GIRL SHO IS FINE.
BUDDIES
WHATEVER SHE IS, THAT GIRL SHO IS FINE.
HUH!
SQUEAK
Who gon' sing at your jukejoint?
HARPO
Whoever want to, I guess.
SQUEAK
You get Shug Avery come sing here you make a lot of money. She sing for you,
Harpo. I know she will. You so pretty.
HARPO
Men ain't pretty.
SQUEAK
You is.
IF YOU WANNA EAT THE APPLE
OFFA DIS HERE TREE . . .
HARPO & BUDDIES
YEAH, BROWN BETTY!
SQUEAK
. . . DON'T BRING NOTHIN' BUT
YOUR SWEET STUFF
HOME TO ME.
HARPO & BUDDIES
DON'T MATTER IF SHE
BIG-LEGGED . . .
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BUDDIES
BIG-LEGGED,
HARPO
BROWN-EYED,
BUDDIES
BROWN-EYED
HARPO
BIG-EYED,
BUDDIES
BIG-EYED,
HARPO
BROWN-LEGGED,
BUDDIES
BROWN-LEGGED . . .
HARPO & BUDDIES
WHATEVER SHE IS,
THAT GIRL SHO IS FINE.
HARPO
WHATEVER SHE IS,
THAT GIRL SHO IS FINE.

[Source of information - www.angelrecords.com/colorpurple/lyrics.pdf]

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