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Reckless Daddy

Transcribed from vocals by Lucille Hegamin, recorded 11/1923;
From Lucille Hegamin, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, volume 3, 1923-1932, Document Records DOCD-5421.

Daddy, let me speak my mind,
You're makin' lot of speed, I find,
Don't think you've been hiding
Just how fast you're riding,
'Cause your mama's eyes ain't blind!
I just found out you called upon a gal uptown,
Your mama's gonna take her papa down!
Oh, reckless daddy, reckless daddy,
I'm gonna make a wreck out of you!
Here me saying, stop your playing,
Or brown skin, you'll be black and blue!
Just 'cause you got a new gal on your brain,
Don't try to railroad me or I'll flag your train!
Reckless daddy, reckless daddy,
I'll surely make a wreck out of you!

When we were having company
You're always slipping out on me,
Leave me at eleven, then come back at seven,
When the milkman's there to see!
You better mend your own and have it mighty quick,
Before you tell the doctor that you're sick!
Oh, reckless daddy, reckless daddy,
I'm gonna make a wreck out of you!
Here me saying, stop your playing,
Or brown skin, you'll be black and blue!
Next time you trifle and you get me mad,
I'll tell the police just where you can be had!
Reckless daddy, reckless daddy,
I'll surely make a wreck out of you!


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Published 7/22/01.

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