I Ain't Got Nobody

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I Ain't Got Nobody  (1915) 
by Spencer Williams (music) and Roger Graham (lyrics)
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[Verse]

There's a saying going 'round,
And I begin to think it's true;
It's awful hard to love someone,
When they don't care 'bout you;
Once I had a lovin' man,
As good as any in this town,
But now I'm sad and lonely,
For he's gone and turned me down:

[Chorus]

I ain't got nobody,
And nobody cares for me;
(I got the blues)
(The weary blues)
And I'm sad and lonely,
Won't somebody come and take a chance with me?
I'll sing sweet love songs, honey, all the time,
If you'll come and be my sweet baby mine;
Cause I ain't got nobody,
And nobody cares for me.

[Verse]

Won't somebody go and find,
My man and bring him back to me;
It's awful hard to be alone,
And without sympathy;
Once I was a lovin' gal,
As good as any in this town,
But since my daddy left me,
I'm a gal with heart bowed-down:
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