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You Can Have My Man If He Comes to See You Too

Transcribed from vocals by Alberta Hunter, recorded February, 1923.
From Alberta Hunter, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, vol. 2, 1923-1924, Document Records, DOCD-5423.

I'm leavin' town today,
I'm gonna have my way;
You say my man is not my own,
Well, you can have him; just give him a home.

Don't have to start a row,
Go on and take him now;
Go on, I say, take him to stay,
'Cause I've got a new papa now!

Now you can have that man,
If you say he comes to see you, too;
Go on and take that man,
You will find out that his love ain't true.
A man like him ain't worth a cent,
He just wants you to pay his room rent,
Take it from me, I'm glad I'm free,
So you can have that man!

I will gladly give that bird to you,
Got all my clothes packed, gonna leave this shack,
Don't want nobody, Lord, to call me back!
My daddy wants me, sweet papa wants me,
For me to come there,
I'm going now,
I'm going to take the fastest train!
So you can have that man!

Now, you can have that man,
If you say he comes to see you, too;
Go on, and take that man,
You will find out that his love ain't true.
Lord, a man like that ain't worth a cent,
Just wants you to pay his room rent,
Take it from me, I'm glad I'm free,
So you can have that man!

I will gladly give that bird to you,
Got all my clothes packed, gonna leave this shack,
Don't want nobody, Lord, to call me back!
My daddy wants me, sweet papa wants me,
For me to come there,
I'm going now,
I'm going to catch the fastest train!
So you can have that man!


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Published 12/18/99.


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