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I've Got the World in a Jug

Transcribed from vocals by Viola McCoy, recorded February 1, 1924,
From Viola McCoy: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 1924-1926; Document Records DOCD-5417.

I ain't got no more blues,
I feel good today;
Don't know why I let that man
Mistreat me that way.
I was good to him as I could be,
But could not make him see,
Now I've got everything my way,
So take a little tip from me.

Got the world in a jug,
Got the stopper in my hand,
Ain't gonna give my love to no one man.
Now, when I tried to be good,
He acted mean as he could,
But I got another he now,
And how he can love!
Don't have to worry no more,
'Cause everything's just so,
Got the world in a jug,
Got the stopper in my hand.

Got the world in a jug,
Got the stopper in my hand,
If a man wants me, he must obey my command;
If everybody turns me down,
He must obey without a frown,
I ain't met no man yet
That I can't forget!
If you told me that you're a fright,
Ain't no use to try and get tight,
Got the world in a jug,
And the stopper in my hand.

If anybody wants my good man,
Try to get him if you can,
Got the world in a jug,
Got the stopper in my hand.


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Published 4/1/01.


 

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