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Prove It On Me Blues, song lyrics

Song: Prove It On Me Blues
Lyrics: Ma Rainey(2)

Music: Ma Rainey(2)
Year: c.1928(1)
Genre: Blues
Country: USA


Went out last night, had a great big fight
Everything seemed to go on wrong
I looked up, to my surprise
The gal I was with was gone.

Where she went, I don't know
I mean to follow everywhere she goes;
Folks say I'm crooked. I didn't know where she took it
I want the whole world to know.

They say I do it, ain't nobody caught me
Sure got to prove it on me;
Went out last night with a crowd of my friends,
They must've been women, 'cause I don't like no men.
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It's true I wear a collar, and a tie,
Makes the wind blow all the while
Don't you say I do it, ain't nobody caught me
You sure got to prove it on me.

Say I do it, ain't nobody caught me
Sure got to prove it on me.

I went out last night with a crowd of my friends,
It must've been women, 'cause I don't like no men.
Wear my clothes just like a fan
Talk to the gals just like any old man

Cause they say I do it, ain't nobody caught me
Sure got to prove it on me.


Notes:

1 - Release by Ma Rainey and the Georgia Jazz Band, on the Paramount "Race Series" of records, #12668, 12 June, 1928.

2 - Ma Rainey (1886 - 1939), born Gertrude Pridgett. Biography from A & E Biography.