"You Can Have Him" as written by Susan Sheridan and Steve Diamond....
I don't want him you can have him
He's not worth fighting for
Besides there's plenty more where he came from
I don't want him you can have him
I'm giving him the sack
And he can go right back where he came from
I'm afraid I never loved him
Sweetie he'd be better off with you
I could never make him happy

All I ever wanted to do was
Run my fingers through his curly locks
Mend his underwear and darn his socks
Fetch his slippers and remove his shoes
Wipe his glasses when he's read the news
Rub his forehead with a gentle touch
Mornings after when he's had a little too much
Kiss him gently when he cuddles near
And give him babies one for every year

So you see that I don't want him you can have him
You can have him 'cause I don't want him
Because he's not the man for me
Then I'd close the window while he soundly slept
Then I'd raid the icebox where the food is kept
I'd fix the breakfast that would please him most
Eggs and coffee some apricot juice and some buttered toast
Oh oh then I'd go out and buy the papers
And when they've been read spend the balance of the day in bed

So you see that I don't want him you can have him
You can have him 'cause I don't want him because he's not my man
I don't want him you can have him
You can have him I don't want him
You can have him I don't want him
'Cause he's not the man for me


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"You Can Have Him" as written by Irving Berlin

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    General CommentI can't tell if this song is ironic or not- is she still in love with him, and she's listing the things she'll miss out on since he's left? Or are darning his socks, etc, things she actually realized she doesn't want to do?
    ariamiraon November 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt may take Nina and others a long time to reach the same conclusion, but when the realization finally hits and you see your bright future just around the corner, it's a good feeling. Love Nina Simone...my favorite jazz singer.
    ILUVUon May 28, 2012   Link

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