Heptune presents:

You Got Ev'rything a Sweet Mama Needs But Me

    (Fowler)

Transcribed from vocals by Sara Martin, accompanied by Fats Waller, recorded 12/1/1922.
From Fats Waller 1922-1926; The Chronogical Classics, 664.

[***Note that the title and introduction are worded for a male singer, but Sara Martin sings the body of the song as worded for a female singer.***]

Annabelle,
From New Rochelle,
Sweet and pretty thing was she,
Twenty one and lots of mon',
Never cared for company;
Loving Sam,
From Alabam,
Couldn't save a dime a day!
He took calling on Anna,
And to her he'd say:

You got everything a sweet daddy needs but me!
Now, if you had me,
How happy we both could be!
I'd like to show you what you're missing,
Because you don't know, now, Daddy, listen,
Why do you go without your kissin'
When I've a brand of kissin' you can pawn, sweet Daddy!

I'm just a gal you ought to have hanging around,
Now, be a kind daddy, don't turn a good gal down,
Used to think that love was blind,
Now I'm gonna change my mind,
'Cause you got everything a sweet daddy needs but me!

I'm just a gal you ought to have hanging around,
Now, be a kind daddy, don't turn a good gal down,
Babe, I love you good and strong,
Please don't make me wait so long;
'Cause you got everything a sweet daddy needs but me!


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Published 4/15/99.
Updated 4/17/99.


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