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Lyr Req: Why Do You Do Me Like You Do (J Hartford)

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Subject: Lyr Req: John Hartford
From: WatSugar
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 12:16 PM

I need (want) the lyrics to John Hartford's "Why do you treat me like you do?". The internet is abysmally short on John Hartford resources.

Thanks!
WatSugar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Hartford-Why do you treat me...
From: Peace
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 04:11 PM

Are his lyrics different from those of others who've done the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Hartford-Why do you treat me...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 06:45 PM

I think the John Hartford song you want is called WHY DO YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO? It's on his album "RCA Country Legends," Buddha CD 99837, 2001. Although other people have recorded various songs with the same title (or very similar titles), I think John Hartford is the only one who recorded this one, which he wrote. Here are a couple of excerpts taken from sound samples:

Now you've filled up my ears and knocked me down on the floor
You've cut out my tongue and left me …

…that soap-opera head,
'Cause one o' these days I'm gonna wake up dead.
Why do you do me like you do?
Why do you do me like you do?
Have mercy on me!
Why do you do me like you do
When you know the only time I ever ran around on you
Was in your dreams?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHY DO YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO (J Hartford)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 08:45 PM

WHY DO YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO
As sung by John Hartford on "RCA Country Legends: John Hartford" (2001)

1. You hit me in the face in the middle of the night.
I try to sleep while you want to fight,
And it's just in your mind that I didn't do right.
Why do you do me like you do?

CHORUS: Why do you do me like you do?
Have mercy on me!
Why do you do me like you do,
When you know the only time I ever ran around on you
Was in your dreams?

2. You'd better lay off all that coffee 'fore you climb into bed,
Or whatever's been a-givin you that soap-op'ra head,
'Cause one o' these days I'm gonna wake up dead.
Why do you do me like you do?

CHORUS

3. Now you filled up my ears and knocked me down on the floor.
You've cut out my tongue an' left me tired an' sore.
When I turn off the light, you think I'm askin' for more.
Why do you do me like you do?

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Why Do You Do Me Like You Do (J Hartford)
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 08:29 AM

A belated thank you to Jim D.


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