Heptune presents:

It Takes a Two-Time Papa

Transcribed from Rosa Henderson and the Choo Choo Jazzers, vocals by Rosa Henderson, recorded 2/25.
From Rosa Henderson: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, vol. 3 (1924-1926), Document Records, DOCD-5403.

Da-da-da-da-da-da -- da, da,
Da-da-da-da-da-da -- da, da,
Some papa's are the one-time kind,
But they are mighty hard to find.
Single-trackin' mamas, too,
They are just about as few.
It was just the other day,
I heard a red-hot mama say:

It takes a two-time papa
To make a one-time mama mad,
If he's a double-crosser,
She'll let him boss her,
And pretend that she is glad!
But when he starts his foolin'
She'll show her schoolin',
And that's enough to make him sad,
He's gonna find out right soon,
He's just a flat tire, not a balloon,
It takes a two-time papa,
To make a one-time mama mad.

It takes a two-time papa
To make a one-time mama mad,
If he's a double-crosser,
She'll let him boss her,
And pretend that she is glad!
But when he starts his foolin'
She'll show her schoolin',
And that's enough to make him sad,
He's going to find out right soon,
He's just a flat tire, not a balloon,
It takes a two-time papa,
To make a one-time mama mad.



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Published 6/3/00.

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