A Good Man Is Hard to Find

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find  (1918) 
by Eddie Green
Sheet music (browse)

[Verse]

My heart's sad and I am all forlorn,
My man's treating me mean,
I regret the day that I was born,
And that man of mine I've ever seen,
My happiness it never lasts a day,
My heart is almost breaking while I say:

[Chorus]

A good man is hard to find,
You always get the other kind,
Just when you think that he is your pal
You look for him and find him fooling 'round some other gal,
Then you rave, you even crave
To see hem laying in his grave;
So if your man is nice
Take my advice
And hug him in the morning
Kiss him every night,
Give him plenty lovin', treat him right
For a good man nowadays is hard to find.

[Verse]

Yesterday my heart from care was free,
I sang all through the day,
Now the Blues have overtaken me,
Since my lovin' man has gone away,
I tried my best to treat him nice and kind,
But now these words are running thro' my mind:
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1950, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.