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Thread #23959   Message #3740213
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Sep-15 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: Songs about money ($$$$$$$$$$)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT (Joe McCoy)
WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT
Words and music by Joe McCoy.
As recorded by Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman's Orchestra, 1942.

You had a-plenty money nineteen-twenty-two.
You let other women make a fool of you.

CHORUS: Why don't you do right like some other men do?
Get out o' here and get me some money, too.

You're sittin' down wond'rin' what it's all about.
You ain't got no money; they will put you out.

If you had prepared twenty years ago,
You wouldn't be wand'rin' now from door to door.

I fell for your jivin' and I took you in.
Now all you got to offer me's a drink o' gin.