MEAN AND EVIL BLUES
Irene Higginbotham / Claude Demetrious
as rec by Dinah Washington w Tab Smith & his Orch
Aug 11th 1946 New York
Now I'm mean and evil, don't you mess around with me,
Yes I'm mean and evil, don't you mess around with me,
'Cause I'll mess you up with a bang, a dozen sticks of TNT!
First thing each mornin', I breaks me a lookin' glass,
Then I goes out on the corner, waits for a black cat to pass.
Can't sleep while there's a howlin' dog 'neath my window each night,
And nothin' sends me like a good bloody fight!
Yes I'm mean and evil,
But you no-good men made me that way!
Yes I'm mean and evil, even rain don't fall on me,
Yes I'm so mean and evil, even rain don't fall on me,
And I'm gonna stay that way till I find a man that's meaner than me!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - October 2009)