Fine and Mellow (My man don’t love me)

Billie Holiday. Lester Young, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins

Composed by Billie Holiday

Broadcast by CBS TV – 1957. Studio 58. “The Sound of Jazz”

Billie Holiday – vocal
Lester Young – tenor saxophone
Ben Webster – tenor saxophone
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
Roy Eldridge – trumpet
Doc Cheatham – trumpet
Vic Dickenson -trombone
Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxphone
Danny Barker – guitar
Mal Waldron – piano
Milt Hinton – bass
Osie Johnson – drums

My man don’t love me, treats me oh so mean
My man he don’t love me, treats me awful mean
He’s the lowest man that I’ve ever see

He wears high trimmed pants stripes are really yellow
He wears high trimmed pants stripes are really yellow
But when he starts in to love me he’s so fine and mellow

Love will make you drink and gamble, make you stay out all night long
Love will make you drink and gamble, make you stay out all night long
Love will make you do things that you know is wrong

But if you treat me right baby Ill stay home everyday
If you treat me right baby Ill stay home everyday
But youre so mean to me, baby, I know youre gonna drive me away

Love is just like the faucet it turns off and on
Love is like the faucet it turns off and on
Sometimes when you think its on, baby, it has turned off and gone