"Fine And Mellow" as written by and Billie Holiday....
My man he don't love me he treats me oh so mean
My man he don't love me he treats me oh so mean
He's the meanest man that I've ever see

My baby wears high peg pants stripes are really yellow
Baby wears high peg pants stripes area really yellow
When he starts into love me he's so fine and mellow

Love will make you drink and gamble make you stay out all night long
Love will make you drink and gamble make you stay out all night long
Love will make you do things that you know is wrong

Do right baby if you stay home every day
I'll do right baby if you stay home every day
You're so mean and evil I know you're gonna drive me away

Why did he leave me why did he have to go
Why did he leave me why did he have to go
Went off and left me baby I loved him so

I'll be a good wife to you if it means anything to you
I'll stay home every night and I'll love you
And kiss you every night and one of these days
If you're good to me honey one of these day
If God is good to me I'll bring you a little burny

Come back to me baby try me one more time
Cos without your loving I swear I'm gonna lose my mind


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"Fine and Mellow" as written by Billie Holiday

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    General CommentA typical old song that is rather quite disturbing. The man is mean to his woman and treats her lousy in other ways (drinking; adultry; etc) yet she wants him to return to her. She practically begs him as she promises to be the wife he would love (in essence, she thinks she can change him if she treats him better, which of course is silly). I hate the old songs like this one where "love" and lust are confused. He doesn't love her if she's in the arms of another. Love doesn't make people treat others like crap. She thinks she'll 'lose (her) mind" if he doesn't return to her. Pathetic song, but Nina had a way of making even these types of tunes sound decent.
    6GUNSALLYon December 19, 2011   Link

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