Tampa Red — Why Should I Care lyrics

Why Should I Care Trk 21 Dsc 2 3: 20 song 44
Tampa Red (Hudson Whittaker)
Aurora, Illinois, Monday, March 14, 1938 Leland Hotel Top Floor
Tampa Red- vocal, piano, Willie Bee James - guitar
Album: The Bluebird Recordings - Tampa Red 1936 - 1938
2 Disc set rca 07863 66722-2 1997 bmg

No one to love me
No one to care
And the gal I'm loving
She don't play fair
She gone an left me
I shouldn't worry, why should I care?

I got a mind to ramble
I got a mind to leave the town
'Cause the gal I been a-loving
She's gone and throwed me down

How could she leave me
So cold in hand?
She give my money
To another man
She gone an left me
I shouldn't worry, why should I care?

Good luck is a fortune, mama
And it's bound to come m'way
I'm down now, baby
But I will be up someday

She pawned my diamond
My watch and chain
Would-a pawned herself
But she felt ashamed
She gone an left me
I shouldn't worry, why should I care?

Sometime I wonder, mama
Who put the jinx on me?
Well, I ain't no bad fella
And I don't intend to be

She left me thinkin'
Down on my bed
Hopin' and wishing
That I was dead
She gone an left me
I shouldn't worry, why should I care?

Just as sho' as you hear, mama
That big four whistle blow
I'm leavin yo' city, mama
An I won't be back no mo'.

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Songwriters: HUDSON WHITTAKER
Why Should I Care lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group