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Tampa Red – The Most Of Us Do lyrics

The Most Of Us Do Trk 13 Dsc 2 2: 45 song 36
Tampa Red (Hudson Whittaker) And The Chicago Five
Aurora, Illinois, March 14, 1938 Leland Hotel Top Floor
Tampa Red- vocal,& guitar, unk - trumpet
Poss. Bill Owsley - tenor sax, prob. Blind John Davis - piano
(unk string bass poss. Imitation)
Album: The Bluebird Recordings - Tampa Red 1936 - 1938
2 Disc set rca 07863 66722-2 1997 bmg

I shouldn't cry
When you kiss me, good-bye
But most of us do
I shouldn't sigh
When you tell me a lie
But most of us do

I should've known at the start, dear
Love is an old army game
I shouldn't dream of the sun
When I'm so used to the rain, dear

Though I pretend that I'm gay
Through the rain
But most of us do
Longing to hug you and kiss you, again
But most of us do

I shouldn't try to forget, dear
Loving the way I do
I shouldn't grieve the moment you leave me
But most of us do


'Yas, yas'
Come on now, come on

(Tampa claps through instrumental)

'At's it! '
'i want ev'rybody sing, help me'

'i hear you, I hear you, tryin'-a sing'

'Uh-huh, I hear ya Mr. Ivory man'

And though I pretend
That I'm gay to the end
But most of us do
Just longing to hug you
And kiss you, again
But most of us do

I shouldn't try to forget you
Loving the way I do-ooo
I shouldn't grieve whenever you leave me
But most of us do.


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