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Sweet Rough Man
by Ma Rainey

I woke up this mornin', my head was sore as a boil, (2)
My man beat me last night with five feet of copper coil

He keeps my lips split, my eyes as black as jet, (2)
But the way he love me, makes me soon forget

Every night for five years, I've got a beatin' from my man, (2)
People says I'm crazy, I'll explain and you'll understand

My man, my man, Lord, everybody knows he's mean, (2)
But when he starts to lovin', I wring and twist and scream

Lord, it ain't no maybe 'bout my man bein' rough, (2)
But when it comes to lovin', he sure can strut his stuff

Writer(s): MA RAINEY

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