I had ma clothes cleaned Just like new. I put 'em on but I still feels blue. I bought a new hat, Sho is fine, But I wish I had back that Old gal o' mine. I got new shoes, -- They don't hurt ma feet, But ain't got nobody For to call me sweet.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Dressed up", appears in Fine Clothes to the Jew, first published 1927 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Nelson H. Keyes (b. 1928), "Dressed up" [ SSA chorus and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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