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Mama Why Don't You Be Yourself? Lyrics

from First Recordings 1930 - 1932

"Mama Why Don't You Be Yourself?" is track #17 on the album First Recordings 1930 - 1932.
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Mama, Why Don't You Be Yourself Trk 18 3:01
Walter Davis
(Walter Davis)
Walter Davis - vocal, Roosevelt Sykes (Willie Kelly) piano
Dallas, Texas Wednesday February 10, 1932
Album: Walter Davis First Recording 1930-1932
JSP Records #605 RCA #706741-1
Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com

My baby looked for me
Way late hours in the night
My baby, she looked for me
Way late hours in the night
But Lord, I never came home
'Till the sun was shinin' bright

Now
Mama, why don't you try to be yo'self?
'Ah, be yo'self
Mmm, mama, why don't you try to be yo'self?
Because I always will love you, baby
When I don't love nobody else

I was 'cused of murdering
An I had to deny my name
Now, I was 'cused of murdering
An I had to deny my name
Now my girl don't love me
But my mother love me just the same

The girl that I'm loving
She don't mean me no good
The girl that I'm loving
She don't mean me no good
An I don't love nobody
'Round in this neighborhood

Spoken:
'I been beggin' her for two weeks
Just to be herself
My babe don't treat me good, no mo'
Keep me worried all the time'

'Play them blues for me'.

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