PUT 'EM DOWN BLUES
as rec by Louis Armstrong & his Hot Five
Sep 2nd 1927 Chicago
Let him put you down if he dares,
I'll pick you up for myself.
Just as soon, I don't care,
You'll never rest on the shelf!
I've been lookin' for a girl like you so long,
A girl so nice and gentle with a love that's strong.
I'll make my life for you one grand sweet song,
Oh give me a break, sweet mama, and you can't go wrong!
I for you, you for me,
That's the only way two loving hearts should be.
So just be glad when he puts you down,
'Cause I'll pick you up for myself!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - July 2010)