Heptune presents:

How Can You Face Me?

    (Andy Razaf and Fats Waller)

Transcribed from Fats Waller and His Rhythm, vocals by Fats Waller; recorded 9/28/34;
From An Introduction to Fats Waller: His Best Recordings 1928 - 1942; Best of Jazz, 4006.
Photograph of Fats Waller by Michael Lipskin.

How can you face me
After what I've gone through,
All on account of you,
Tearin' my heart in two?

Woman, have you no conscience?
How could you be so bold?
Why have you grown so cold,
After the lies you told?

No one now seems to be on the level,
Since I found that my angel was just a dog known as the Devil!

Why does I love ya, huh?
Why did you teach me how?
After you broke each vow,
How can you face me now?


Aw, you dirty dog, get out from the street, get out! Get out!
How can you face me now?
No, I didn't go there last night.
No. You know I wasn't there neither!
I went to the other place.
Don't you talk back to me! Shut up!
Well, all right!
Take your drums on out in the street!
Get out this gutter! Go on and get going!

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Published 10/9/99.

Fats Waller Resources:

Cover of Maurice Waller's biography of his father, Fats Waller.Fats Waller, excellent autobiograhy by son Maurice Waller.

Cover of Thomas "Fats" Waller: The Great Solos, 1929-1941You can find transcriptions of what Fats Waller actually played in Thomas "Fats" Waller: The Great Solos, 1929-1941, transcribed by Paul Posnak.

Look for Fats Waller sheet music, at sheetmusicplus, below:

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