Why Don’t You Do Right Lyrics

Why Don’t You Do Right?

Joe McCoy

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Why Don’t You Do Right? Lyrics

You had plenty money, 1922
You let other women make a fool of you
Why don’t you do right, like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too

You’re sittin’ there and wonderin’ what it’s all about
You ain’t got no money, they will put you out
Why don’t you do right, like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too

If you had prepared twenty years ago
You wouldn’t be a-wanderin’ from door to door
Why don’t you do right, like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too

I fell for your jivin’ and I took you in
Now all you got to offer me’s a drink of gin
Why don’t you do right, like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too
Why don’t you do right, like some other men do?
Like some other men do


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Why Don’t You Do Right? – Guitar Lesson

Why Dont You Do Right In ‘Why Don’t You Do Right?’ you get an even more prominent walking bass line than what you had in ‘Angel Eyes’.

To know all your chord shapes is now extremely important so the walking bass line can be improvised with chords added wherever you may be on the fretboard.

Take the master course and you get everything transcribed, including a bonus solo and a jazz backing track to improvise over.

Go to video lessons: Why Don’t You Do Right?


Peggy Lee – Biography

peggy-lee-thumbPeggy Lee was an American jazz and traditional pop singer, songwriter, and actress.

Her most famous performances include ‘Black Coffee’, ‘Big Spender’, ‘Why Don’t You Do Right?’ and ‘Fever’.

To find out more, go to Peggy Lee biography.


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