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Why Should I Hang Around

by Big Maceo Merriweather
recording of 1941-'42
Bluebird Recordings 1941-1942 (RCA 66715), copyright notice

I just don't know, what's this all about?
What is it all about, boys?
I just don't know, what's this all, all about?
The woman I love, is tryin' to put me out

She said she didn't want me, why should I hang around?
Hey, why should I hang around?
And that if I hang around, I would be jail house bound

I love that woman, more than she will ever know
Yes, I love her
Hey baby, more than you will ever know
But if you drive me away, I won't be back no more

I just stole that woman, stole her from my best friend
Yeah- hee, from my best friend
But that old fool's so darn lucky,
He's 'bout to get her back again

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