Don't Lie To Me

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Now, let's talk it over, baby, 'fore we start
I heard about the way you overdo your part
So, don't you lie to me, don't you lie to me, baby
'Cause it makes me mad and I get as evil as a man can be

Now, there's two kinda people that I just can't stand
And that's a lyin' woman and a sneakin' man
Don't ya lie to me, don't you lie to me
You know, it makes me mad and I get as evil as a man can be

Baby, here's a proposition that I'll give to you
I'll give you all my lovin' if you give me yours too
Don't you lie to me, baby, don't you lie to me
You know, it makes me mad and I get as evil as a man can be

I'll be with you 'til the cows come home
But, please don't let me catch you get down low
Don't you lie to me, baby, no, don't lie to me
You see, it makes me mad and I get as evil as a man can be

Don't you lie to me, don't you lie to me
Don't lie to me, baby, don't you lie to me
You see, it makes me mad and I get as evil as a man can be

Say, I'll be with you 'til the cows come home
Don't let me catch you, baby, gettin' down low
Don't you lie to me, no, don't lie to me
'Cause it makes me mad and I get as evil as a man can be

Hey, baby, here's a proposition I'll give to you
I'll give you all my lovin' if you give me yours too
Don't you lie to me, baby, don't you lie to me
You see, it makes me mad and I get as evil as a man can be

Now, don't you lie to me, don't you lie to me
Don't you lie to me, baby, ya
Don't you lie to me, you see, it makes me mad
And I get as evil as a man can be

I think, I'm gonna tell you again
Now, don't you lie to me, now, don't you lie
Don't you lie to me, baby, don't you lie
Can't you see, it makes me mad and I get as evil as a man can be
Yes I do

Talk to me
Talk to me
Woah, sugar
Don't you lie to me

Heard about the way you overdo your part
So, let's, let's talk it over, baby, before we start
Don't you lie to me, don't you lie to me
You see, it makes me mad, I get as evil as a man can be
Don't you lie to me

Don't Lie To Me (unreleased cover)
Written byHudson Whittaker (Tampa Red) (frequently credited to Fats Domino or Chuck Berry, who took writing credit on their recordings)
Performed byFlip City (1975)
Elvis Costello & Delbert McClinton (1978)
Elvis Costello & T Bone Burnett (2006)
Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes (2009-2010)
Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett & The Imposters (2011-07-19)

Background:
 Don't Lie To Me was part of Flip City's repertoire in the mid-1970s, often as the set opener.
First known performance:
November 30, 1975, London, England
Last known performance:
July 19, 2011, Asheville, NC
     (39 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

Tampa Red  1940 AMG
Fats Domino  1951 AMG
Chuck Berry  1961 New Juke Box Hits AMGWikipediaAmazon
 The Pretty Things  1965 The Pretty Things AMGWikipediaAmazon
The Rolling Stones  1975 Metamorphosis (recorded 1964) AMGWikipediaAmazon
 The Flamin' Groovies  1976 Shake Some Action AMGWikipedia
 B.B. King  1977 King Size AMGWikipedia

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