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​Do No Good Woman

This song is by Waylon Jennings and appears on the album Good Hearted Woman (1972) and on the album A Couple More Years (1984).

You're looking at a man who's living in the wrong time
My mind's lost in my lonesome past
I wrote myself a sad song about troubles and a worried mind
And a do no good woman, my first love and my last

Well, I wanted the world to know her like I do
So I tried to paint her picture in a song
I sang the blues but the only words that I knew
We're do no good woman I love, you right or wrong girl
Lord, Lord, what's a good man gonna do

From the streets of New Orleans to a penthouse in Chicago
I tried to play the lover for a time
But you just can't hold a woman in the night with the lights low
With a do no good woman always on your mind

Look at me and you can see I've seen my better days
Hoping for better times to come
Well, I never thought that love could drive a good man into his grave
But do no good woman, Lord, you damn near got it done, girl

Written by:

Jennings Wayland Arnold