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A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND (Eddie Green) Marion Harris - 1919 Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band - 1919 Ernest Hare - 1919 Viola McCoy - 1927 Frankie Trumbauer's Orch. (Instr.) - 1927 Bessie Smith - 1927 Ted Lewis & His Band - 1928 Lizzie Miles - 1928 The Original Wolverines (Instr.) - 1928 Milton Brown & His Brownies - 1935 Wingy Manone & His Orch. - 1936 Roy Newman & His Boys (vocal: Earl Brown) - 1936 Louis prima's New Orleans Gang - 1939 Fats Waller & His Rhythm - 1939 Eddie Condon & His Band - 1940 Les Brown & His Orch. (vocal: Butch Stone) - 1942 Al Dexter & His Troopers - 1949 Cass Daley - 1949 Frank Sinatra & Shelley Winters - 1951 George Lewis - 1953 Peggy Lloyd - 1954 Teresa Brewer - 1955 Big Maybelle - 1956 Juanita Hall - 1958 Brenda Lee - 1959 Amanda Ambrose - 1959 Shel Silverstein & The Red Onions - 1959 Helen Humes - 1960 Lola Albright (feat. in the TV series "Peter Gunn") - 1960 Nancy Wilson - 1962 Damita Jo - 1963 Mandy Rice-Davies - 1964 Roy Head - 1967 Also recorded by: Rosemary Clooney; Champion Jack Dupree; Barbra Streisand; Frances Faye; Hank Thompson; Carol Channing; Judith Durham; Bob Wills; Alberta Hunter; Dorothy Loudon; Muggsy Spanier's Dixieland Band; Ronnie Gilbert; Kid Ory; Sweet Emma Barrett; Asleep At The Wheel ......... and many others. As recorded by MARION HARRIS, 18th February 1919: My heart's sad and I am all forlorn My hubby's treatin' me mean I regret the day that I was born And that man of mine I'd ever seen My happiness, it never lasts a day My heart is almost breaking while I say A good man is hard to find, you may get the other kind Just when you think that he is your pal You look for him and find him foolin' round some other gal Then you rave, you even crave to see him layin' in his grave So, if your hubby's nice, take my advice And hug him in the mornin', kiss him ev'ry night Give him plenty lovin', treat him right For a good man nowadays is hard to find Yesterday, my heart from care was free I sang all through the day Now the blues have overtaken me Since my lovin' man has gone away I tried my best to treat him nice and kind But now these words are running through my mind A good man is hard to find, you may get the other kind Just when you think that he is your pal You look for him and find him foolin' round some other gal Then you rave, you even crave to see him layin' in his grave So, if your hubby's nice, take my advice And watch him in the mornin' to find out where he goes And take away his money, even lock up all his clothes 'Cause a good man nowadays is hard to find ******************** As recorded by BESSIE SMITH: My heart is sad and I'm all alone My man treats me mean I regret the day that I was born And that man I ever seen My happinesses last a day My heart is broke, that's why I say Lord, a good man is hard to find You always get another kind Just when you think that he's your pal You look and find him foolin' round some ol' gal Then you rave, you all crave You wanta see him down in his grave So, if your man is nice, take my advice Hug him in the mornin', kiss him at night Give him plenty lovin', treat your good man right For a good man nowadays sure is hard to find Lord, a good man is so hard to find We always get that rough ol' kind Just when you think that he's your pal You look and find him hangin' round some ol' gal Then you rave, sure you'll crave You wanta see him dead, layin' in his grave So, if your man is nice, take my advice Hug him in the mornin', kiss him at night Give him plenty smack madam, treat your man right 'Cause a good man nowadays sure is hard to find ******************** As performed by FRANK SINATRA and SHELLEY WINTERS in the 1951 film "Meet Danny Wilson": Now here's a story with quite a moral And all you gals, you betta pay some mind When you find a guy (Gal!) worth keepin' Be satisfied, make sure you treat him very kind 'Cause a good guy (Gal!) is hard to find You can always get the other kind (But when you think that you got her tied, you'll find her) Messin' around with another guy Then you'll rave and you'll even start to crave Man, you want to see her lyin' deep down in a grave So if your guy is nice, you better take my advice You better love him in the mornin', kiss him every night Ooh, give him plenty lovin', treat him right Because a good man nowadays is hard to find (Buster, you gotta be kiddin) (You see this little guy, the one with the feeble mind) (He's always been the keep movin' kind) (One fine day he dug another chick) (She took all his loot and really cut him quick) (Now, he's callin' me back on the phone, he says) Baby, don't you go away, I'm comin' right home (But if you wanna come back to my little grass shack) (You gotta love me in the mornin', kiss me in the night) (Give me lots of lovin', treat me right) ('Cause a good gal nowadays is hard to find) Well, I went back, but I told this doll, I said: Woman, then is then, but now is now, If you want me to stay, there's just one but (What?) Keep a smile on your face, and keep your big mouth shut Well, we're back together, and everything is fine (I'm a-runnin' the show, Jack, you better stay in line) (Now you know what to do when the day is through) I better love you in the AM (That's right!) Kiss you in the PM (What else?) Give you plenty lovin' (Show me!) with all my might (Good boy!) (A good gal nowadays is hard to find) (Leroy!) Yes, ma'am! (I ain't joshin') (You keep those ever-lovin' hands off those other dames or I'll...) Or you'll what? (I'll slide over there and turn off all your lights) Uh yeah, like I was sayin' BOTH: A good gal nowadays is hard to find (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2016)

    


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