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Mama You Don't Know How

This song is by Papa Harvey Hull & Long "Cleeve" Reed and appears on the compilation The Songster Tradition: 1927-1935 (1991).

Spoken: Play it, boys, while I'm singin'

Ooh, ain't got no mama now
Ooh, ain't got no mama now
Gonna be another war, don't need no mama nohow

Lord, out late last night, mama, everything was still
Lord, out late last night, baby, everything was still
H'it were me and my sweet baby, easin' 'round the hill

Lord, I'd rather be dead, mama, moldered in the clay
Lord, I'd rather be dead, baby, moldered in the clay
See my sweet baby, treated this-a-way

Ooh, mama, you don't know how
Ooh, baby, you don't know how
Got another sweet baby, Lord, she's shakin' it now

Gonna sing this verse, mama, ain't gon' sing no more
Gonna sing this verse, baby, ain't gon' sing no more
'Cause the landlady's liquor, Lord, it's comin' too slow