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"Feets don't fail me now!" I just had to know where this came from!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Origin: Catch-phrase that possibly originated during the vaudeville and chitlin' circuit days. Spoken by several Afro-American actors in motion pictures of the 1920s to 1940s, usually when scared by a ghost or such (whereupon the character scooted). Delivered by actor Willie Best (1913–1962) in the 1940 Bob Hope film "The Ghost Breakers"[citation needed]; delivered by actor Stepin Fetchit (1902–1985) in several films[citation needed]; often attributed to actor Mantan Moreland (1902–1973).[citation needed]
Feets, Don't Fail Me Now as titles
Feets, Don't Fail Me Now album by Herbie Hancock
Feet Don't Fail Me Now video by Switchfoot
Feet Don't Fail Me Now song by Utopia
Feats Don't Fail Me Now by Little Feat
My Feet Can't Fail Me Now by Dirty Dozen Brass Band
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