Don't You Leave Me Here
Laura Smith Vol 1 (1924-1927)
DONT YOU LEAVE ME HERE-Laura Smith
[Horns w/ piano]
Longshoreman Johnny and his lady friend had an argument,
He told her he, was leaving town today.
She got real sad and Johnny he got real mad,
And he packed his grip
She said if you must go,
To take his little tip:
Don't you leave me here,
(For) a good gal out there
If you ain't comin' back sweetheart,
Leave a dime for beer.
You can dog me 'round,
Beat me I don't care.
But here's a thing I've got to say,
"Just quit me if you dare."
The boat's up the river,
And it ain't comin' down.
But I believe to my soul my man,
Is Alabama bound.
When you buy your ticket,
Papa you'd better buy two
Cause if you try to leave me here
The grave will sure get you.
So if you got a bad man,
And he wants to fight.
Take a chance and break it over his doggone head,
And walk the streets all night.