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You Get Mad

    (Jackson)

Transcribed from vocals by Rosa Henderson (aka Mamie Harris), accompanied by Fats Waller, recorded 3/23/1924.
From Fats Waller 1922-1926; The Chronogical Classics, 664.
Also available on: Rosa Henderson: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, vol. 3 (1924-1926), Document Records, DOCD-5403.

Honey babe, what's the matter now?
You tryin' to quit me,
And you don't know how!
I never saw nobody
Act the way you do;
I wonder what on Earth is wrong with you!

Every time you see
My old used-to-be,
It's too bad, Daddy, it's too bad.
And if my old used-to-be
Just takes one look at me,
You get mad, oh, Daddy, you get mad.

You never call me "mama";
You never do the things to make me glad,
To make me glad.
If I change my clothes,
Everybody in the neighborhood knows,
You get mad, oh, Daddy, you get mad.

If I work all day,
'Til half past eight,
It's too bad, Daddy, it's too bad;
And if I come runnin' home,
And I'm five minutes late,
You get mad, oh, Daddy, you get mad.

You never buy me nice things,
You never do the things to make me glad,
To make me glad.
When you acted cold,
And I get you told,
You get mad, Daddy, you get mad.


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Published 4/17/99.
Updated 6/3/00.

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