Heptune presents:

Mama's Losin' a Mighty Good Chance

    (Johnson - Allen)

Transcribed from vocals by Caroline Johnson, accompanied by Fats Waller, recorded 4/23/1924.
From Fats Waller 1922-1926; The Chronogical Classics, 664.

Daddy, let me tell to you
Just why Mama's feeling blue,
It's forever on my mind,
I'm undecided what to do;
Mama's got to let it out,
You should know without a doubt,
Just what's driving me insane,
Now here's what it's all about:

Mama's losin' a mighty good chance,
Fooling 'long with you.
Mama should have told you long in advance,
But she didn't know what you'd do.
I could-a had a ring, a fur coat, too.
A sweet lovin' daddy who could do, do, do;
Mama's losin' a mighty good chance,
Fooling 'long with you.

Mama's losin' a mighty good chance,
Fooling 'long with you,
Mama should have told you long in advance,
But she didn't know what you'd do,
I could-a had a flat, money he'd bring,
A sweet, loving daddy, who could shake that thing;
Mama's losin' a mighty good chance,
Fooling 'long with you,
You big mistreater!
Fooling 'long with you,
You long mosquito!
Fooling 'long with you!


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Published 4/15/99.


 
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