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Yeah, Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't take no mess
Papa is the man who can understand
How a man has to do
Whatever he can, hot me

Papa don't, Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't take no mess, no
He don't take no mess

Now Papa might grin
Drink a little taste of gin
Bet his last ten on
A little game of skin, hit me

Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't, Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't take no mess, hey, hey

Papa digs the chick
If she look real slick
Papa rap is very quick
He defintely ain't no trick

Oh, yeah

Papa don't, Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't take no mess
Don't take no mess

Wait, wait a minute
Lookie here, Papa
Don't take, Papa likes
Cause when Papa gets uptight
He knows he's right
You got yourself a fight, hit me

Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't, Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't, Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't take no mess
Oh, yeah, alright!

Papa is the man
Who will take a stand
Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't, don't, Papa don't

Look, dig this

Papa didn't cuss
He didn't raise a whole lotta fuss
But when we did wrong
Papa beat the hell out of us

Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't, Papa don't
Papa don't take no mess
Papa don't take no mess

I saw Papa cry when he
Thought that I would die
Lookie here
I saw papa cry
I saw Papa cry when he
Thought that I would die
He says something was in his eye
I knew it was a lie

Mama said Papa's smart
Papa got a whole lotta heart
And Papa would do his part
When the game get hard, hit me



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