Custom-Made Woman Blues (Alice Gerrard)

“Custom-Made Woman Blues” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Custom-Made Woman Blues” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Alice Gerrard.
Tune: Alice Gerrard.


Well, I tried to be the kind of woman you wanted me to be,
And it’s not your fault that I tried to be what I thought you wanted to see:
Smilin’ face and shinin’ hair in clothes that I thought you’d like me to wear.
Made to please and not to tease, it’s the custom-made woman blues.

Yes, I tried to be the kind of woman you wanted me to be,
And I tried to see life your way and say all the things you’d like me to say.
Lovin’ thoughts and gentle hands all guaranteed to keep ahold of your man,
Made to please and not to tease, it’s the custom-made woman blues.

And now you say you’re tired of me and all those things I thought you wanted me to be.
Is it true you want someone who knows how to think and do on her own?
Lord, it’s hard to realize the lessons I learned so young were nothin’ but lies.
Made to please and not to tease, it’s the custom-made woman blues.


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