She was black as the night;
Louie was whiter than white,
Danger, danger when you taste brown sugar,
Louie fell in love overnight.
Nothing bad, it was good,
Louie had the best girl he could.
When she took him home
To meet her mama and papa;
Louie knew just where he stood.
Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Lou I
Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie you're gonna cry.
There he stood in the night
Knowing what's wrong from what's right.
He took her home to meet his mama and papa,
Man, he had a terrible fright.
Louie nearly caused a scene
Wishin' it was a dream.
Ain't no diff'rence between black and white,
Brothers, you know what I mean.
Louie Louie Louie