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No Good Man
1946 Dan Fisher, Sammy Gallop, Irene Higginbotham
Originally recorded by Billie Holiday on Decca Records in 1946, 78rpm 23676 (W73300-A).

Recording sessions
1961: New York
No good man
Loving on a no good plan
Never treats me as he should
And that ain't good

He's always bringing me down
He's no saint
Heaven knows
That's what he ain't

Spends his money foolishly
And not on me
I'm the one
Who gets the run around

I ought to hate him
But still I love him so
Cos I require
Love that's made of fire

And in his arms
I find I always get that kind
No good man

Ever since the world began
There's been other fools like me
Born to be in love
With a no good man

I ought to hate him
But still I love him so
Cos you see I require
Love that's made of fire

And in his arms I find
I always get that kind
No good man

Ever since the world began
There's been other fools like me
Born to be in love
With a no good man

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)