Why Don't You Do Right?
(1936)
Kansas Joe McCoy (w/m)
Why Don't You Do Right
1936
Joe McCoy
Weed Smoker's Dream
Harlem Hamfats
REFRAIN
You had plenty money nineteen twen'y two,
You let other people make a fool of you,
Why don't you do right, Like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too.
Yo' sittin' down wond'ring what it's all about,
If you ain't got no money they will put you out,
Why don't you do right, Like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too.
If you had prepared twenty years ago,
You wouldn't be wand'ring now from do' to do'
Why don't you do right, Like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too.
I fell for your jivin' and I took you in
Now all you got to offer me's a drink of gin
Why don't you do right like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too.
Why don't you do right like some other men do?
Like some other men do?
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