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First Line: Ma man's a gypsy / cause he never does come home
Last Line: Sho can't find no ease.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Love - Nature Of; Negroes; American Blacks


Ma man's a gypsy
Cause he never does come home.
Ma man's a gypsy --
He never does come home.
I'm gonna be a gypsy woman
Fer I can't stay here alone.

Once I was in Memphis,
I mean Tennessee.
Once I was in Memphis,
Said Tennessee.
But I had to leave cause
Nobody there was good to me.

I met a yellow papa,
He took my last thin dime.
Met a yellow papa,
He took ma last thin dime.
I give it to him cause I loved him
But I'll have mo' sense next time.

Love, Oh, love is
Such a strange disease.
Love, Oh, love is
Such a strange disease.
When it hurts yo' heart you
Sho can't find no ease.




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