Am a bad boy, bad boy, Everyones' got me by the neck Am a bad boy, bad boy, Everyone's cussing me. Only booze and badness Are with me all the time I beat my woman and my little girl too. Beat them this way and that Girl, woman, woman, girl.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Bad boy" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Hermann Kaeser-Kesser (1880 - 1952) , copyright © ; composed by Alexander Zemlinsky.
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