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Roosevelt Sykes – Thanks But No Thanks lyrics

[Intro spoken:]
Now, this is a true story.
Ah, a man had a fine wife
(I ain't gon' call her name, hee-hee)
But he mistreat his wife and went off and took another girl.
After he was with the other girl a while another guy come
Along and took her from him.
So now, he's left all alone, so he thought he better drop
Back, see if he could get the wife back 'fore it was too late.
He went back he said, he said, 'Darling, will you take me back? '
She looked at him, she said, 'i thank you for askin' me to take
You back but no thanks, I don't want you back. '
So, the story is but 'Thanks But No Thanks'
My, my.

[Spoken & sung verses]

So she said, darling, cheating is yo hobby
She say, you know I saw you kissing
In the hotel lobby
She said, darling you just won't be true
So thanks but no thanks
I've had my share of you

She say, you know I hope you make money
And we start a little bank account.
I gave you all my loving in no small amounts.
She said, darling, you still just wouldn't be true
So thanks but no thanks
I've had my share of you
My, my

She say, you had my life complicated
That's why I've just stated
She say, I think we better stay separated
Because you, you had me underrated
My, my

She says, I got me a new love from now on
And a telephone
She says, I don't have to sit around here no mo all alone
She said, darling you see you just wouldn't be true
So thanks but no thanks
I've had my share of you
I ain't kiddin'

Yeah, she said, I had enough of you
Mercy, Goodbye.

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Thanks But No Thanks - 3: 00 (Trk 8)
Roosevelt Sykes - piano & vocal
Recorded: December 30, 1971
Producer: G. H. Buck Jr.
Jazz City Studios, New Orleans, la
Album: Roosevelt Sykes 'Dirty Mother For You'



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/roosevelt_sykes/thanks_but_no_thanks.html

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