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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

'Tain't What You Do But How You Do It by Papa Charlie Jackson

'Tain't What You Do But How You Do It - Papa Charlie Jackson,
E position, standard tuning.

You said you'd be my pal, but i taken you for my gal
I bought you a diamond ring to wear on your hand
There's one thing I want you to know
Sweet mama, just before you go

That is, it 'tain't what you do, it's just how you do
Babe, to get along with me
'Tain't how you try, it 'tain't how you cry
Wheresonever you may be
See how you walk, see how you talk
Whenever you walk 'n' talk me
Be careful, don't squawk
Because it 'tain't what you do, it's just how you do
Babe, to get along with me, I mean,
Babe, to get along with me

Deedodle-oh, deeyododoh, deeyodleodie, doh doh doh
Deedodle-oh, deedododoh, deeyodleodie, doh doh doh
Run into me, mama, like Schiller Street do to Beach
All wide open and I swear it's a lovely piece
Because it 'tain't what you do, it's just how you do
Babe, to get along with me, I mean,
Babe, to get along with me

Deedodle-oh, deeyododoh, deeyodleodie, doh doh dem
Dee dodee ohtle ohtie, deeyodleodie, doh doh del
Go through me, mama, like State Street do The Loop
All lit up and a car goes clean on through
Because it 'tain't what you do, it's just how you do
Babe, to get along with me
Babe, to get along with me

SOLO

'Tain't how you flirt, 'tain't what you say
Be careful, sweet mama, you'll lose your papa some sweet day
Because it taint what you do, it's just how you do
Babe, to get along with me, I mean,
Babe, to get along with me