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Don't Try Your Jive on Me

    (Feather, Sampson)

Transcribed from vocals by Fats Waller, recorded August 21, 1938;
From Fats Waller, 1938, Chronological Classics 913.

Photograph of Fats Waller

You tell me you love me only,
Say you're feeling so lonely,
But I know you're lyin',
That's why I'm cryin',
Now, don't you try your jive on me.

Oh, you asked me a whole gang of questions,
You make all kinds of suggestions;
If only you meant it,
I wouldn't resent it;
But don't try your jive on me.

All night long you hang around,
Can't you see you bring me down?
Yes, yes!

I know that you think you're a sender,
You'll never make me surrender,
In fact you don't rate,
I'm telling you, gate;
Now don't try your jive on me!

Bring it on out!
Bring 'em some jive!
Yes! Yes!

You don't rate,
I'm tellin' you, gate,
Don't try your jive on me,
No, no, no, no,
Don't try your jive on me!

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Published 10/1/00.

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, 1929-1941 You 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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