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I Still Suits Me
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Verse 1
Joe! Dere you go again! Look at dem peas all over de floor!
Verse 2
River done it
Verse 3
De river done it?
Verse 4
Ol' river can do mos' anything, Queenie.
Look out dere what it's doin' now, won't be letting us
Give no show tonight.
Verse 5
Show? Dat don't worry me none. Dere's
Somethin' else on dis ol' boat worries me mo'.
Verse 6
Miss Nola?
Verse 7
Dat's what
Verse 8
She be all right.
Verse 9
Dat's what you say 'bout ev'rythin'. You don't get excited.
Why? 'Cause you don't do nuthin'. You don' cook like me.
You don' act like the show folk. You don' work on the tow
Boat. What do you do?
Verse 10
Well, I jes' shelled dem peas.
Verse 11
You ain't pickin' dem up.
Verse 12
No, but I could've ef you didn't do it.
I could do a lot of things ef it was necessary.
Verse 13
Den why don'cha?
Verse 14
It ain't necessary,
(He starts to sing, extemporaneously rhyming, stating his
Mood of the moment. He sings as QUEENIE goes about her work)
Verse 15
Keep on a-naggin',
'n bullyraggin',
'n criticizin',
'n call me pizen,
Ah ain't apologizin', no siree!
No matter what you say,
Ah still suits me.
De rag you're chewin'
Mus' be a ruin,
Keep right on knockin',
Keep right on mockin',
Mah rockin' chair ain't rockin',
No sirree!
No matter what you say,
Ah still suits me.
Verse 16
(coming over to him, belligerently)
Does you ever wash the dishes?
Does you do the things I wishes?
Does you do dem?
No, you don't!
Will you do dem?
No, you won't!
When dere's any workin' to it
I'm de one dat's gotta do it!
When it's rainin' who's the feller
Uses up the whole umbreller?
Selfish as a man can be!
Verse 17
(looking up blandly)
No matter what you say,
Ah still suits me.
Verse 18
You don' make money!
Verse 19
Ah know dat, honey!
Verse 20
I never see none!
Verse 21
Ain't gonna be none,
But dat don' worry me none,
No siree!
Verse 22
Shif'less! Lifeless! No good!
Verse 23
No matter what you say,
Ah still suits me.
Verse 24
I may be no good,
No good fo' yo' good,
I may be lifeless,
But wid one wife less
Mah life would be mo' strifeless,
Yes siree!
No matter what you say
Ah still suits me.
Verse 25
Does you ever wash de dishes?
Does you do de things ah wishes?
Does you do dem?
No you don't!
Will you do dem?
No, you won't!
Verse 26
Always imitatin' me
An' always aggravation' me!
Den in spite of ev'rything,
'Spite of all de grief you bring,
'Xpectin' me to love you true!
Verse 27
No matter what you say,
Ah thinks you do.
(He reaches out and pulls her to him affectionately.
She roars with glee)

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