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The Handy Songs

The Saint Louis Blues Hello Goodbye Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey I Want to Hold your Hand Hold Me Tight
Put your hand in the Hand of the Man The Slow Hand The Hand Jive Give Me your Hand Hands across the Sea
He's Got the Whole World in his Hand Handy Man Grandma's Hands Daddy's Hands Healing Hands
 A Sailor Man's Port in a Storm Clap Hands Second Hand Rose Raise Your Hand Never Let your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand Do
My Handy Man  Every Hand in the Land Clap Yo Hands   If You're Happy Clap your Hands Together

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The Saint Louis Blues- Written by J.C. Handy- click for midi

                                            I hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down, 
                                              Hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down
                                            'cause ma baby, he done lef' dis town. 

                                              Feelin' tomorrow lak ah feel today, 
                                               feel tomorrow lak ah feel today, 
                                             I'll pack my trunk, make ma git away. 

                                           Saint Louis woman wid her diamon' rings 
                                            Pulls dat man 'roun' by her apron strings. 
                                          'Twant for powder an' for store-bought hair, 
                                      De man ah love would not gone nowhere, nowhere. 

                                        Got de Saint Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be. 
                                         Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea. 
                                         Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me. 

                                         I loves day man lak a schoolboy loves his pie,
                                         Lak a Kentucky Col'nel loves his mint an' rye. 
                                              I'll love ma baby till the day ah die. 

                                           Been to de gypsy to get ma fortune tole, 
                                            To de gypsy, done got ma fortune tole, 
                                            'cause I'm most wile 'bout ma Jelly Roll. 
                                        Gypsy done tole me, "Don't you wear no black." 
                                       "Yes", she done told me, "Don't you wear no black. 
                                           Go to Saint Louis, you can win him back." 

                                         Help me to Cairo, make Saint Louis by maself, 
                                             Git to Cairo, find ma old friend Jeff, 
                                             gwine to pin maself close to his side; 
                                              If ah flag his train, I sho' can ride. 
                                        Got de Saint Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be. 
                                         Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea. 
                                         Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me. 

                                         I loves dat man lak a schoolboy loves his pie, 
                                         Lak a Kentucky Col'nel loves his mint an' rye. 
                                              I'll love ma baby till the day ah die. 

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Hello Good Bye- The Beatles- click for midi

                    You say yes, I say no.
                    You say stop and I say go go go, oh no.
                    You say goodbye and I say hello
                    Hello hello
                    I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
                    Hello hello
                    I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello.

                   I say high, you say low.
                    You say why and I say I don't know, oh no.
                    You say goodbye and I say hello
                    HELLO GOODBYE HELLO GOODBYE hello hello
                    HELLO GOODBYE I don't know why you say goodbye, I say
                    hello
                    HELLO GOODBYE HELLO GOODBYE hello hello
                    HELLO GOODBYE I don't know why you say goodbye
                    HELLO GOODBYE I say goodbye.

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Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey-McCartney/McCartney  click for midi 

We're So Sorry Uncle Albert 
But We Haven't Done A Bloody Thing All Day 
We're So Sorry Uncle Albert 
But The Kettle's On The Boil And We're So Easily Called Away 

Hand Across The Water (Water) 
Heads Across The Sky 
Hand Across The Water (Water) 
Heads Across The Sky 
Admiral Halsey Notified Me 
He Had To Have A Berth Or He Couldn't Get To Sea 
I Had Another Look And I Had A Cup Of Tea And Butter Pie 

(The Butter Wouldn't Melt So I Put It In The Pie) 
Hand Across The Water (Water) 
Heads Across The Sky 
Hand Across The Water (Water) 
Heads Across The Sky 
Live A Little Be A Gypsy, Get Around(Get Around) 
Get Your Feet Up Off The Ground 
Live A Little, Get Around 
Live A Little Be A Gypsy, Get Around(Get Around) 
Get Your Feet Up Off The Ground 
Live A Little, Get Around 

Hand Across The Water (Water) 
Heads Across The Sky 
Hand Across The Water (Water) 
Heads Across The Sky 
Ooo------------Ooo------------- 

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I want to Hold Your Hand- The Beatles-click for midi
                                 Oh yeh, I'll, tell you something, I think you'll understand.
                                         When I'll, say that something, I wanna hold your hand,
                                         I wanna hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand.

                                         Oh please, say to me, you'll let me be your man,
                                         and please, say to me, you'll let me hold your hand,
                                         now let me hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand.
 

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Hold Me Tight-The Beatles  click for midi
                                 It feels so right now, hold me tight,
                                         Tell me I'm the only one,
                                         And then I might,
                                         Never be the lonely one.
                                         So hold me tight, to-night, to-night,
                                         It's you, you you you - oo-oo - oo-oo.

                                         Hold me tight,
                                         Let me go on loving you,
                                         To-night to-night,
                                         Making love to only you,
                                         So hold me tight, to-night, to-night,
                                         It's you, you you you - oo-oo - oo-oo.
 

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Put your Hand in the Hand of the Man-Gene MacLellan- click for midi
          Put your hand in the hand of the Man who stilled the water.
          Put your hand in the hand of the Man who parted the sea.
          Take a look at your life, and you will look at others differently
          By putting your hand in the hand of the Man from Galilee.
 

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The Slow Hand-Pointer Sisters/Twiddy  click for midi

As the midnight moon, was drifting through
The lazy sway of the trees
I saw the look in your eyes, lookin' into mine
Seeing what you wanted to see
Darlin' don't say a word, cause I already heard
What your body's sayin' to mine
I'm tired of fast moves
I've got a slow groove...
On my mind

I want a man with a slow hand
I want a lover with an easy touch
I want somebody who will spend some time
Not come and go in a heated rush
I want somebody who will understand
When it comes to love, I want a slow hand


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The Hand Jive- Johnny Otis  click for midi

          I know a cat named Way-Out Willie, 
                              Got a cool little chick named Rocking Millie. 
                              He can walk and stroll and Susie Q
                              And do that crazy hand jive, too. 

           Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive, 
                              Do that crazy hand jive. 
 
 

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Give Me Your Hand - Ruairi Dall O'Cathain,/Chieftains click for midi

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Hands Across the Sea -Sousa click for midi
 

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He's Got the Whole World in his Hands click for midi
                                               He's got the whole world in His hands,
                                               He's got the whole world in His hands,
                                               He's got the whole world in His hands,
                                               He's got the whole world in His hands.

                                                  He's got the wind and the rain
                                                         In His hands,
                                                  He's got the wind and the rain
                                                         In His hands,
                                                  He's got the wind and the rain
                                                         In His hands,
                                               He's got the whole world in His hands.

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Handy Man- James Taylor-click for midi 
                            Hey, girls!
                            Gather round
                            Listen to what I'm putting down
                            Hey baby!
                            I'm your handy man

                            I'm not the kind to use a pencil or rule
                            I'm handy with love and I'm no fool
                            I fix broken hearts, I know that I truly can
                            If your broken heart should need repair
                            Then I'm the man to see
                            I whisper sweet things, you tell all your friends
                            They'll come running to me

                            Here is the main thing I want to say
                            I'm busy twenty four hours a day
                            I fix broken hearts, I know that I truly can

                            Come, come, come
                            Yeah, yeah, yeah
                            Come, come, come,
                            Yeah, yeah, yeah
                            They'll come running to me

                            That's me
                            I'm your handy man

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Grandma's Hands-:Bill Withers 

Hum hum,[Em][Asus2][Em] hum hum, [Em][Asus2][Em]hum hum, [Em][Asus2][Em]hum hum
[Em][Asus2][Em]Grandma's hands clapt in church on [Em][Asus2][Em]sunday morning
[Em][Asus2][Em]Grandma's hands playin the [B7]tambourine so well, oh
[Em][Asus2][Em]Grandma's hands used to issue [Em][Asus2][Em]all the warning, she'd say :
[B7]"Billy don't you run so fast, [A7]might folow the piece of glass,
Might be [B7]snakes there [A7]in that grass",
[Em][Asus2][Em]grandma's hands

Grandma's hands sue the local on when mother
Grandma's hands used to hit sometimes and swear alone
Grandma's hands used to lift her face and tell her, she'd say :
"Baby grandma understands, that you really love that man
Put yourself in Jesus hands", grandma's hands

Grandma's hands used to hand me a piece of candy
Grandma's hands picked me up this time I felt alone
Grandma's hands bored and really came in a handy she'd say :
"Mate don't you wip that boy ? What do you want to spank him for ?
He didn't drop no help for core" but I don't have grandma anymore
If I hit I have another look for, grandma's hands

hum hum
 

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Daddy's Hands -Holly Dunn  play midi click here

Daddy's hands, soft and kind when I was cryin',
Daddy's hands, hard as steel when I done wrong.
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand,
There was always love in daddy's hands.

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Healing Hands -Elton John  for midi- Click here

                                             And reach out for her healing hands
                                                 Reach out for her healing hands
                                              There's a light, where the darkness ends
                                                Touch me now and let me see again
                                             Rock me now in your gentle healing hands
 

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Sailor Man's Port in a Storm (Words and music by Tom Lewis).
 

Chorus and first stanza (shanty)

All hands to the pumps!      (shanty man)
Well then tell us a story!    (sailor chorus)
All hands to the pumps!      (shanty man)
Well then sing us a song!    (chorus)
All hands to the pumps!      (shanty man)
And, I'll sing of the girls,      (")
They're a sailor man's port in a storm!    (sailors and shanty man in unison).

Now I've been in trouble the most of me life 
and I've been a filanderer since I was born!
Before I had curls
I found out that the girls 
were a sailor man's port in a storm!

Chorus

There's black girls there's white girls 
there's thin girls there's bright girls 
there's girls of all sizes all shape and all form !
Free girls or hired 
they all make you tired !
They're a sailor man's port in a storm!

Chorus

Through lonely night watches you're dreaming of girls
whether beating the channel or rounding the horn!
 Married or single 
they make your heart tingle 
They're a sailor man's port in a storm!

Chorus
 

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Clap Hands
                                                          (Live version)

                                                   Wine, wine, why the goose drank wine
                                               And the monkey chewed tobacco on a streetcar line
                                                Now the line broke and the monkey got choked
                                                And they all went to heaven in a little row boat
                                                          Clap hands

                                          Sane, sane, they're all insane, fireman's blind, the conductor's lame 
                                                  A Cincinnati jacket and a sad-luck dame 
                                                Hang out the window with a bottle full of rain 
                                            Clap hands, oh clap hands, oh clap hands, well clap hands 

                                                  I said roar, it's the thunder and the roar 
                                                    I ain't never coming back no more 
                                               There's a moon in the window, a bird on the pole 
                                              I can always find a millionaire to shovel all the coal(2) 
                                               Well clap hands baby, well clap hands, clap hands

                                                  I said dream, it's a hundred bad dreams
                                                Going up to Harlem with a pistol in my jeans 
                                                  A Cincinnati jacket and a sad-luck dame
                                                Hanging out the window with a bottle full of rain

                                                  Now it's roar, it's the thunder and the roar 
                                                     I ain't coming back no more 
                                                I got a moon in the window, a bird on the pole 
                                              I can always find a millionaire to shovel all the coal 
                                               Clap hands, well clap hands baby, well clap hands
                                                       Clap hands, clap hands

                                                    Shine, shine, a Roosevelt dime(3) 
                                               All the way to Baltimore and running out of time 
                                                Salvation Army seemed to wind up in the hole 
                                                  All went to heaven in a little row boat 

                                                   It's roar, it's the thunder and the roar 
                                                     I ain't coming back no more 
                                                I got a moon in the window, a bird on the pole 
                                              I can always find a millionaire to shovel all the coal 
                                                  Clap hands, well clap hands, clap hands
                                                   Clap hands, clap hands, clap hands
                                                   Clap hands, clap hands, clap hands
                                                   Clap hands, clap hands, clap hands
                                                   Clap hands, clap hands, clap hands
                                                   Clap hands, clap hands, clap hands
                                                   Clap hands, clap hands, clap hands

                                                        Written by: Tom Waits

                   (1)Itís originally a childrenís clapping song, or maybe a rope-skipping song: "Three, six, nine The goose drank wine The monkey chewed tobacco on  the street car line The line broke The monkey got choked And we all went to heaven in a little row boat [clap two times] " (Submitted by Ulf Berggren.
 Listserv Raindogs discussionlist. December, 1999)
                   (2)TW: "New York is like a weapon, you live with all these contradictions and it's intense, sometimes unbearable... It's a place where you think youshould be doing more about what you see around you, a place where the deadline to get the picture of the bum outside your apartment becomes
 more important than his deadline to get a crust or a place to sleep, which is a real deadline. You see things like the $ 400 shoe followed by the $500 ballgown stepping into the pool of blood from the bum that was killed the night before. That's what I was trying to get in that song 'Clap Hands' - "You can always find a millionaire to shovel all the coal" because millionair es like to go places that are downbeat, that aren't so chi chi." ("Hard Rain". New Musical Express: Gavin Martin. October 19, 1985)
                   (3)Roosevelt dime: U.S. coin denomination: 10-cent. All of the U.S. coins currently minted portray past U.S. Presidents. They are the Lincoln  one-cent piece, adopted in 1909; the 25-cent piece portraying Washington, first minted in 1932; the five-cent piece honouring Jefferson, adopted in 1938; the Franklin D. Roosevelt dime, introduced in 1946; and the Kennedy half-dollar, which appeared in 1964. Coin denominations: 25-cent,  10-cent, five-cent, and one-cent pieces, are familiarly known as the quarter, dime, nickel, and penny. ( )(Source= http://users.castel.nl/~hartp02/Lyricsfiles/Bigtime/Claphands.htm)

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Second Hand Rose  click for midi sound 

                                                     I'm wearing second-hand hats,
                                                       Second-hand clothes
                                                That's why they call me second-hand rose
                                                    Even the piano in the parlor,
                                                Daddy bought for ten cents on the dollar.

                                                       Second-hand pearls,
                                                   I'm wearing second-hand curls
                                                  I never get a single thing that's new
                                               Even Jake the plumber he's the man I adore
                                             Has the nerve to tell me he's been married before
                                              Everyone knows that I'm just second-hand rose
                                                       From second avenue.

                                                   I'm wearing second-hand hats,
                                                       Second-hand clothes
                                                That's why they call me second-hand rose
                                                    Even the piano in the parlor,
                                                Daddy bought for ten cents on the dollar.

                                                       Second-hand pearls,
                                                   I'm wearing second-hand curls
                                                  I never get a single thing that's new
                                               Even Jake the plumber he's the man I adore
                                             Has the nerve to tell me he's been married before
                                              Everyone knows that I'm just second-hand rose
                                                       From second avenue.
 

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Raise Your Hand  Janis Joplin
 

                                      if there's somethin' you need 
                                   hon that you've never ever ever had 
                                       i know you've never had it 
                                  oh honey don't you just sit there cryin' 
                                     don't just sit there feelin' bad 
                                             no no no 
                                         you'd better get up 
                                       now don't you understand 
                                         and raise you hand 
                                            hey hey hey 
                                        i said raise your hand 

                                   you know i'm standin' about yes i am 
                                   want to give you all my love oh i do 
                                 oh honey won't you come on and open up 
                                      i said open up in your heart 
                                      please won't you let me try 
                                              yeah 

                                           got to be good 
                                         don't ya understand 
                                          raise your hand 
                                            hey hey hey 
                                        i said raise your hand 
                                       right here right now babe 

                                          whoaaaah yeah 

                                            whoaaaah 
                                          raise your hand 
                                          raise your hand 
                                          raise your hand 
                                          raise your hand 

                                              raise 
                                            gonna raise 
                                            gonna raise 
                                            gonna raise 

                                     said raise your hand come on 
                                        raise your hand feel it 
                                     raise your hand i gotta have it 
                                          raise your hand 

                                        raise your hand yeah 
                                        raise your hand yeah 
                                        raise it up on up to me 
                                    come on raise it up on up to me 
                                     oh raise it up on up to me yeah 
                                              yeah

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Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand
Do

    (Lil Johnson?) 

Transcribed from Lil Johnson, recorded April 23, 1929. 
From Lil Johnson, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 1: 23 April 1929 - 22 April 1936; Document Records DOCD-5307. 

I had the blues last night, I've got 'em again today, 
My man told me he was going away. 

Trouble, trouble, is all I can see, 
Looks like my man has turned his back on me. 

Just let me tell you what your friends will do: 
Spit in your face and then they'll talk about you. 

Me and my girlfriend, went out for a little run, 
When she see my man, she told him what I had done. 

Bring me a pint of whiskey, and a bottle of beer. 
If I get drunk, I sure don't care. 

Spoken: Harmonize me, Daddy! Oh, run into me, but don't hurt me! 

Take me back, baby; try me one more time; 
I'd do everything to satisfy your mind. 

Listen, people, to what I'm telling you: 
Don't let your left hand know what your right hand do. 

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My Handy Man
 

Transcribed from vocals by Ethel Waters, acc. by James P. Johnson, recorded 1929; 
From Them Dirty Blues, Mojo 303. 

Whoever said a good man was hard to find, 
Postively, absolutely sure was blind; 
I found the best that ever was, 
Here's just some of the things he does: 

He shakes my ashes, greases my griddle, 
Churns my butter, strokes my fiddle; 
My man is such a handy man! 

He threads my needle, creams my wheat, 
Heats my heater, chops my meat; 
My man is such a handy man! 

Don't care if you believe or not, 
He sure is good to have around; 
Why, when my furnace gets too hot, 
He's right there to turn my damper down! 

For everything he's got a scheme; 
You ought to see his new starter that he uses on my machine; 
My man is such a handy man! 

He flaps my flapjacks, cleans off the table, He feeds the horses in my stable; My man is such a handy man! 

He's God's gift! 

Sometimes he's up long before dawn, 
Busy trimming the rough edges off my lawn; 
Oooh, you can't get away from it! He's such a handy man! 

Never has a single thing to say, 
While he's working hard; 
I wish that you could see the way 
He handles my front yard! 

My ice don't get a chance to melt away, 
He sees that I get that old fresh piece every day; 
Lord, that man sure is such a handy man! 

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Every Hand In The Land
Words and Music Arlo Guthrie

Every hand in the land
Shakes along with me
It don't seem that I can dream
Like I used to dream

Maybe that somebody is shaking me
If I fell I could tell
It may be that somebody is making me
Dream that you're forever
Gone away from me

Every toe that I know
Step away with me
I can't seem to get where
I want to be
Maybe it's my own foot
That keeps tripping me
Trip trap - flip flap
It must come to wherever from it comes
Through to me
I can't walk to where
My own dreams talk to me

Every face in this place
Take your eyes away
Blink if you think that
There's another way
Maybe it's my own eyes
That don't see the way
The time is blind
It may come to pass
That I will lose my mind
I can't live without the love I left behind
I can't live without the love I left behind

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Clap Yo Hands- Gershwin For midi sound click here

Come on, you children, gather around -
Gather around, you children.
And we will lose that evil spirit
Called the Voodoo. 

Nothin' but trouble, if he has found,
If he has found you, children -
But you can chase the Hoodoo
With the dance that you do. 

Let me lead the way.
Jubilee today! Say!
He'll never hound you:
Stamp on the ground, you children!
Come on! 

Refrain:
Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Halleluyah! Halleluyah!
Ev'rybody come along and join the Jubilee. 

Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Don't you lose time! Don't you lose time!
Come along - it's Shake Yo' Shoes Time
Now for you and me! 

On the sands of time
You are only a pebble;
Remember, trouble must be treated
Just like a rebel;
Send him to the Debbie! 

Clap-a yo' hand! Slap-a yo' thigh!
Halleluyah! Halleluyah!
Ev'rybody come along and join the Jubilee. 

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If You're Happy for midi sound click here

                      If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap! clap!)
                      If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap! clap!)
                      f you're happy and you know it
                      Then your face will surely show it,
                      If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands! (clap! clap!)

                      If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet!(stomp! stomp!)
                      Turn around...
                      Do all three clap! clap! stomp! stomp! turn around...

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Clap Your Hands Together

                      Clap, clap, clap your hands
                      clap your hands together.
                      Clap, clap, clap your hands
                      clap your hands together.

                      Nod nod nod
                      nod nod your head
                      nod your head in time now
                      nod nod nod
                      nod nod your head 
                      and clap your hands together. 

                      etc. 

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Hand Me Down World
The Guess Who
Written by Kurt Winter

- peaked at #17 in 1970

Anybody here see the noise, see the fear and commotion
I think we missed it
Anybody here see the love, see the hate, the emotion

   Don't give me no hand me down shoes
   Don't give me no hand me down love
   Don't give me no hand me down world
   I got one already

Anybody here see the long-distance cheer for the notion
Well, I think we missed it
Anybody here see the sky weepin' tears for the ocean

   Don't give me no hand me down shoes
   Don't give me no hand me down love
   Don't give me no hand me down world
   I got one already

------ lead guitar ------

Anybody here see the fuzzy-wuzzy lovin' cup explosion
I think we missed it
Anybody here see the changing of the year and emotion

   Don't give me no hand me down shoes
   Don't give me no hand me down love
   Don't give me no hand me down world
   I got one already

(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   I don't really need it and I'm not gonna take it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   A-don't give it to me 'cause I really don't want it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   I don't wanna take it and I really don't need it, no
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   I don't wanna take it and I really don't need it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   I don't wanna take it, I don't wanna take it 'cause I really don't need it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   You know I don't want it, know I don't need it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   You know I don't want it, know I don't need it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   You know I don't want it and I'm not gonna take it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   I don't wanna take it 'cause I don't really need it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   Just don't give it to me, don't wanna take it
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   Gimme no, gimme no, no-no no-no-no
(Don't give me no hand me down world)
   Don't wanna take it 'cause I don't really need it
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