[Intro spoken:] Now, this is a true story. Ah, a man had a fine wife (I ain't gon' call her name, hee-hee) But he mistreat his wife and went off and took another girl. After he was with the other girl a while another guy come Along and took her from him. So now, he's left all alone, so he thought he better drop Back, see if he could get the wife back 'fore it was too late. He went back he said, he said, 'Darling, will you take me back? ' She looked at him, she said, 'i thank you for askin' me to take You back but no thanks, I don't want you back. ' So, the story is but 'Thanks But No Thanks' My, my.
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So she said, darling, cheating is yo hobby She say, you know I saw you kissing In the hotel lobby She said, darling you just won't be true So thanks but no thanks I've had my share of you
She say, you know I hope you make money And we start a little bank account. I gave you all my loving in no small amounts. She said, darling, you still just wouldn't be true So thanks but no thanks I've had my share of you My, my
She say, you had my life complicated That's why I've just stated She say, I think we better stay separated Because you, you had me underrated My, my
She says, I got me a new love from now on And a telephone She says, I don't have to sit around here no mo all alone She said, darling you see you just wouldn't be true So thanks but no thanks I've had my share of you I ain't kiddin'
Yeah, she said, I had enough of you Mercy, Goodbye.
--- Thanks But No Thanks - 3: 00 (Trk 8) Roosevelt Sykes - piano & vocal Recorded: December 30, 1971 Producer: G. H. Buck Jr. Jazz City Studios, New Orleans, la Album: Roosevelt Sykes 'Dirty Mother For You'