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According to the Theme From Shaft Songfacts, this won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement and an Oscar for Best Original Score. The Oscar win made Hayes the first African-American to win an Academy Award in a composer category.

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Lyrics

Who's the black private dick
That's a sex machine to all the chicks?
(Shaft) Ya damn right

Who is the man that would risk his neck
For his brother…

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