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Why Should I Hang Around

This song is by Big Maceo and appears on the album The Bluebird Recordings 1941-1942 (1996).

I just don't know
What's this all about?
What is it all about, boys?

I just don't know
What's this all, all about?
The woman I love
Is tryin' to put me out

She said she didn't want me

Why should I hang around?
Why should I hang around?
And that if I hang around
I would be jailhouse bound

I love that woman
More than she will ever know
'Yes, I love her'

Yeah, baby
More than you will ever know
But if you drive me away
I won't be back no mo'

I stole that woman
Stole her from my best friend
Hee-eee, from my best friend
But that ol' fool so darn lucky
He's 'bout to get her back, again


Written by:

Big Maceo


Friday Dec. 15, 1941, Chicago, IL.


  • Big Maceo: vocals & piano
  • Tampa Red: guitar
  • Alfred Elkins: bass

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