Heptune presents:

You Need a Woman Like Me

    (Wesley Wilson, Coot Grant)
Photograph of Coot Grant and Kid Wesley Wilson
Transcribed from vocals by Leola B. Pettigrew (Leola Wilson), recorded August 10, 1931,
From Coot Grant and Kid Wilson, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, v. 2: 1928-1931, Document Records, DOCD-5564.

Listen, here, papa, if you're losin' your mind,
Don't worry about that no-gooder all the time,
If we was together, how happy we'd be!
I need you and you need me.

You don't need no plumber,
'Cause I can stop your leak.
You don't need no police,
For I can walk your beat.
You don't need no taxi,
I can ride you every day,
And when you get to your destination,
You don't have to pay.

And if your gal refuse you,
Start buzzin' like a honey bee!
Don't worry about your sugar,
I'd gladly let you sting me!

You don't need no pretender,
Daddy, can't you see?
You don't want no fooler,
You need a mama like me!

Now, if your gal refuse you,
Start buzzin' like a honey bee!
Don't worry about your sugar,
I'd gladly let you sting me!

Now, you don't need no pretender,
Oh, daddy, can't you see?
You don't want no fooler,
You need a mama like me!

And if you punch me, I'll punch you right in bed!
Don't let it excite you, honey, and go straight to your head;
You may be old, dumb and cold, and been that way for many years,
But, honey, I can make you climb a hill, and never shift a gear,
If the hill's too steep to walk, crawl on your knees!
'Cause I can satisfy you, papa, if you'll promise me!
Now, let me get you told, you dirty son of a gun!
If I can't get the whole hog, mama don't really want none!

You don't need no pretender,
Oh, baby, can't you see?
Now, you don't need fooler,
You need a mama like me!



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Published 9/17/99.


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