I HATE A MAN LIKE YOU Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton 1929 George Melly w John Chilton's Feetwarmers rec 1970's also- Lizzie Miles w Jelly Roll Morton '29 I hate a man like you! I hate the things you do; I had a yen for you that was oh, so strong! Your people warned me we would never get along, 'Cause you're bad right through and don't know right from wrong, I hate a man like you! I hate a man like you! I just can't stand the things you do; When we got married, I knew it wasn't right When you stayed away from me on that very first night! Is that a way to treat a lovin' woman right? I hate a man like you! I hate a man like you! I just can't stand the things you do; I knew you was wrong for me When you took a fist and knocked me down on my knee! Nothing but a divorce can set me free >From a no-good man like you! I hate a man like you! I just can't stand the things you do; Your big-talkin' man friend came round to my home, Told me about the places where you used to roam, I felt in your pocket and found your sweet woman's comb! I hate a man like you! I hate a man like you! I just can't stand the things you do; Always tellin' me I go with other men, Smilin' at my face and winkin' at my best friend, Soon as my back is turned you're like a rooster at a hen! I hate a man like you! I hate a man like you! I just can't stand the things you do; I know it's your child I'm carryin' in me, That don't change my feelin's in the slightest degree, You fill my whole life with misery, I hate a man like you! I just can't stand the things you do; (Contributed by Peter Akers - December 2008)