EVIL GAL BLUES
Lionel Hampton (m) Leonard Feather (l) 1943
Dinah Washington w The Lionel Hampton Septet
rec Dec 25th 1943
Margie Evans w Johnny Otis
Joe Williams w The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orch
I'm an evil gal, don't you bother with me,
Yes, I'm an evil gal, don't you bother with me,
I'll empty your pockets and fill you with misery.
I've got men to the left, men to the right,
Men every day and men every night!
I've got so many mem, mmm I don't know what to do,
So I'm tellin' you daddy, I ain't no good to you!
I've got men in the east, men in the west,
But my man here in Harlem always loves me the best!
I'm an evil gal, and I need an evil man,
But I'm down in the dumps since I list him to Uncle Sam.
If you want to be happy, don't hang around with me,
Mmm, I said if you wanna be happy, don't hang around with me,
'Cause I'm an evil gal, and I want to set you free.
(Contributed by Peter Akers - November 2008)