A Good Man Is Hard To Find    (1918)

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 him laying in his grave,
So if your man is nice take my advice and hug him in the morning,
Kiss him ev'ry night
Give him plenty of lovin', treat him right,
For a good man nowadays is hard to find.

VERSE 2:
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 through my mind:

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 him laying in his grave,
So if your man is nice take my advice and hug him in the morning,
Kiss him ev'ry night
Give him plenty of lovin', treat him right,
For a good man nowadays is hard to find.

Lyrics by Eddie Green.
Recorded by Marion Harris (1919); Bessie Smith (1927).


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