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Fine and Mellow
1939 Billie Holiday
Recording sessions
1959 September 12: New York Town Hall
 
 
1959 October: New York
My man he don't love me
He treats me oh so mean
My man he don't love me
He treats me oh so mean
He's the meanest man
That I've ever seen

My baby wears high peg pants
Stripes are really yellow
Baby wears high peg pants
Stripes are really yellow
When he starts into love me
He's so fine and mellow

Love will make you drink and gamble
Make you stay out all night long
Love will make you drink and gamble
Make you stay out all night long
Love will make you do things
That you know is wrong

Do right baby
If you stay home every day
I'll do right baby
If you stay home every day
You're so mean and evil
I know you're gonna drive me away

Why did he leave me
Why did he have to go
Why did he leave me
Why did he have to go
Went off and left me
Baby I loved him so

I'll be a good wife to you
If it means anything to you
I'll stay home every night
And I'll love you
And kiss you every night

And one of these days
If you're good to me honey
One of these days
If God is good to me
I'll bring you a little bunny

Come back to me baby
Try me one more time
Cos without your loving
I swear I'm gonna lose my mind

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1971 January 8: Amsterdam (NL) Concertgebouw
 
1977 December 4: London (UK) Theatre Royal Drury Lane