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Don't Never Tell Nobody


by (probably James P.) Johnson
recording of October 1, 1923
from
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1923-1924) (Document 5364), copyright notice

Sadie Brown and Linda Lee
Were as good a pair as could be
Till Sadie tried a brand new man
Start telling 'bout his good quality
How he could love, pet and tease
How the things he did would please
One night her good man give her the air
Sadie cried out loud right then and there

Don't never tell nobody what your perfect good man can do
You just get them anxious to try some of his good points too
If he's nice and sweet and hard to beat
Don't tell your bestest friend
They'll never rest without a test
You know that there is always better than best
He may really try to be good and true
But if you want to keep him it is up to you
Do never tell nobody what your perfect good man can do

















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