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It's Murder

    (Buck, Lil Hardin Armstrong)
Photograph of Lil Hardin Armstrong

Transcribed from Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, recorded October 27, 1936.
From Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, 1936-1940, Chronological Classics,  vol. 564.

Now, all you gals, come gather 'round, stop ravin' about your men!
And let me tell you how sweet mine is, though he's a mess of sin;

'Cause when my baby makes love to me, it's murder!
Now, when he turtle-doves me, that's murder!
Now, when he feels temperamental, I just let him have his way,
I can only see him twice a week; he's a member of the PWA!

Now when my baby caresses me, it's murder!
But if he ever dispossesses me I will commit murder!
Now, if I tell him that he's not mine,
He turns into Frankenstein,
Makes shivers run up and down my spine; aah, that's murder!

Now, when my baby makes love to me, it's murder!
Now, when he turtle-doves me, that's murder!
Now, when he feels temperamental, I just let him have his way,
You know, he ain't afraid of the big, bad wolf; I found that out today!

Now when my baby caresses me, it's murder!
But if he ever dispossesses me I will commit murder!
Now, he drinks liquor and everything,
He's the guy who's got that swing,
But when he shakes that thing, hmmm, that's murder!
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