NO VOOT, NO BOOT
Eduardo Paim / Duke Henderson
as rec by Dinah Washington w Lucky Thompson's All Stars
Dec 10th 1945 Los Angeles
There's some things you can't buy, some things you won't give away,
Yes, there's some things you can't buy, some things you won't give away,
And if I can't find what I want, I'm gonna sit on it the rest of my day!
You can offer me your money, your Indian lovin' too,
But if you ain't got what I want, there's nothin' you can do!
I swear I'll never sell out, and I will not give it away,
If I can't get what I want, I'll sit on it the rest of my day!
Now I had a young Jodie, he gave his all to me,
But he was lackin' somethin', so I gave him up, you see!
Every man not built for speed;
I'm gonna sit right here on it till I find a man can give me what I need!
Now I may not be a good woman, may not have that long black girly hair,
No, I may not be a good woman, may not have that long black girly hair,
Yes, but my mother gave me somethin' that will take me anywhere!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - March 2012)