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​I Couldn't Help It

This song is by Allen Shaw and appears on the compilation album Complete Recordings in Chronological Order, 1928-1935 (1972) by ​Robert Wilkins.

Well, I got up this mornin', feelin' bad, thinkin' about the times that I once have had
God knows, I couldn't help it, God knows, I couldn't help it
God knows, I couldn't help it, I mean, sure as you're born

Well, it ain't but the one thing that grieve my mind, all of these women, ain't nary one mine
God knows, I couldn't help it, God knows, I couldn't help it
God knows, I couldn't help it, I mean, sure as you're born

Well, I whups my woman with a single tree, you might-a heard her hollerin', "Don't you murder me"
God knows, I couldn't help it, God knows, I couldn't help it
God knows, I couldn't help it, I mean, sure as you're born

Mama told me, papa told me, too, "Never let a woman make a fool of you"
God knows, I couldn't help it, God knows, I couldn't help it
God knows, I couldn't help it, I mean, sure as you're born

Well, I woke up this mornin', feelin' blue, thinkin' about no other one but you
God knows, I couldn't help it, God knows, I couldn't help it
God knows, I couldn't help it, I mean, sure as you're born

Well, mama told me, papa, too, "The way you've got, there's no need of runnin' you"
God knows, I couldn't help it, God knows, I couldn't help it
God knows, I couldn't help it, I mean, sure as you're born

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