WHY BABY WHY
(Jones - Edwards)
GEORGE JONES (MERCURY EP-1-3399, 1959)

Tell me why baby why baby why baby why
You make me cry baby cry baby cry baby cry
I can't help but love you till the day that I die
So tell me why baby why baby why baby why

Well, I got a crow I wanna pick with you
Just like last time when the feathers flew
You're running wild, you're kicking up your heels
Leaving me home with a handful of bills

Well, I can't live without you and you know it's true
But there's no living with you, so what'll I do
I'm going honkytonking, get as tight as I can
And maybe by then you'll appreciate a good man

Tell me why baby why baby why baby why
You make me cry baby cry baby cry baby cry
I can't help but love you till the day that I die
So tell me why baby why baby why baby why

Well, I don't know, but I heard say
That every little dog is gonna have his day
You better pay attention, don't you dare forget
'Cause I'm just a little bitty puppy yet

Yeah I caught you honkytonking with my best friend
The thing to do was leave you, but I should've left then
Now I'm to old to leave you, but I still get sore
When you come home a feelin' for the knob on the door

Tell me why baby why baby why baby why
You make me cry baby cry baby cry baby cry
I can't help but love you till the day that I die
So tell me why baby why baby why baby why

Also recorded by Hank Locklin