Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Why Don't You Do Right?”

Composed by Kansas Joe McCoy

1 version

2:30

Am I Not Your Girl? album
Am I Not Your Girl? promo sampler
Trente Hits Incontournables compilation album
Alle 30 Goed compilation album
All the Best compilation album

Lyrics

(Source: Am I Not Your Girl?)

You had plenty money nineteen twenty two.
You let other people make a fool of you.
Why don't you do right, like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money, too.
Yo' sittin' down wondering what it's all about.
If you ain't got no money, they will put you out.
Why don't you do right, like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money, too.
If you had prepared twenty years ago,
You wouldn't be wand'ring from do' to do'.
Why don't you do right, like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money, too.
Why don't you do right, like some other men do?
Like some other men do?

Notes

Even though Peggy Lee was not the original singer of this song (which dates back to 1936 and was originally called "The Weed Smoker's Dream"), her 1942 version, with Benny Goodman, sold over a million copies and made her a star.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Musicians

Credits

Arranged by Patrick Williams
Conducted by Torrie Zito

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