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Billie Holiday FINE AND MELLOW Lyrics

Last updated: 05/22/2011 11:00:00 AM

Billie Holiday

My man don't love me
Treats me oh so mean
My man he don't love me
Treats me awfull mean
He's the, lowest man
That I've ever see

He wears high trimmed pan
Stripes are really yellow
He wears high trimmed pan
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 repeat
Love will make you drink and gamble
Make you stay out all night long repeat

Love will make you do things
That you know is wrong

But if you treat me right baby
I’ll stay home everyday
JUST treat me right baby
I’ll stay home NIGHT AND DAY

But you're so mean to me baby
I know you're gonna drive me away

Love is just like the faucet
It turns off and on
Love is just like the faucet
It turns off and on

Sometimes when you think it's on baby
It has turned off and gone

Thanks to jahwara@antioch-college.edu for submitting FINE AND MELLOW Lyrics.



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Drips like golden rain | Reviewer: jaella benoit | 5/22/11

Fine and Mellow by Ms. Billie Holiday, reminds me of a place that used to be in San Francisco on Fillmore Street "Jack's Tavern". A local singer named Vi Clark dedicated "Satindoll" to me one night at Jack's many moons ago. I was a kid at the time, but I had been singing Billy songs since I had been a very little girl as my mother was her contemporary in age, I was blessed to be exposed to the music of thier time.

Today I heard "Fine and Mellow", for the first time in a long long time, and then I sat and sang it, feeling it down to the bones.

No one can sing it like Billy did, and no one can sing Billy like me.
What a great gift I've received from all of you have kept Billy alive all of these years.