I Still Suits Me (Paul Robeson)

“I Still Suits Me” Sheet Music (pdf).
“I Still Suits Me” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II.
Tune: Jerome Kern.


[Joe] Keep on a-naggin’
’N bully-raggin’
’N criticizin’
’N call me pizin’
Ah ain’t apologizin’,
No siree
No matter what you say
I still suits me
De rag yo’re chewin’
Mus’ be a ruin’
Keep right on knockin’
Keep right on mockin’
Mah rockin’ chair ain’t rockin’
No siree
No matter what you say
I still suits me

[Queenie] Does you ever wash the dishes?
Does you do the things I wishes?
Does you do dem?
No, you don’t
Will you do dem?
No, you won’t
When dere’s any workin’ to it
I’m de one dat’s gotta do it
When it’s rainin’, who’s de feller
Uses up de whole umbreller?
Selfish as a man can be

[Joe] No matter what you say
I still suits me

[Queenie] You don’t make money

[Joe] I know dat, honey

[Queenie] I never see none

[Joe] Ain’t gonna be none
But dat don’t worry me none
No siree

[Queenie, spoken] Shif’less! Lifeless! No good!

[Joe] No matter what you say
I still suits me
I may be no good
No good fo’ yo’ good
I may be lifeless
But wid one wife less
My life would be mo’ strifeless
Yes, siree
No matter what you say
I still suits me

[Joe imitating Queenie] Does you ever wash the dishes?
Does you do de things I wishes?
Does you do dem?
No, you don’t
Will you do dem?
No, you won’t

[Queenie] Always imitatin’ me
An’ always aggravatin’ me
Den in spite of ev’rything
In spite of all the grief you bring
Expectin’ me to love you true

[Joe] No matter what you say
I think yo’ do

[Queenie, spoken] I knows I do


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