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Sweet Man

    (Turke and Pinkard)
Photo of Ethel Waters
Transcribed from vocals by Ethel Waters, recorded October 20, 1925.
From Ethel Waters 1925-1926, The Chronogical Classics, vol. 672.

TNT, gasoline,
Even nitroglycerine,
Ain't got the kick of kisses I get now,
From my honey!
Tried to call him a name,
But they all seem much too tame,
Why's he's so blamed cute-like,
No name suits my...

Sweet man!
My sweeter than sweet man,
The steppin'est feet man,
And that isn't all!
I claim is just one of my charms,
When I'm in his arms,
I yell like, well, I've more to tell about...

Sweet man!
That pleasure-to-meet man,
My candy-receipt man,
He taught me to smile!
One kiss from his red lips,
Sends my conscience off a cliff!
My sweet man is drivin' me wild!

Now, sweet man!
My heaven complete man!
My couldn't-be-beat man!
You haven't half heard,
He's true as I could expect him to be,
He sees only me!
It's true, I know, because he told me so!

Sweet man!
So tidy and neat, man!
My hotter-than-heat man,
With oceans of style,
He works so doggone fast,
I'm like a woman with a past,
My sweet man is drivin' me wild!

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Published 3/3/00.

Ethel Waters starred in both the stage and film version of Cabin in the Sky. The movie also starred Lena Horne and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington had minor roles. Waters commented in her remarkable autobiography, His Eye is on the Sparrow, that she didn't enjoy making the movie -- too much behind-the-scenes back-biting.


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