Doncha Go 'Way Mad

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I must confess that what you say is true
"You had a rendezvous with somebody new"
It's the only one I ever had
Baby, baby doncha go ‘way mad

"The cheatin' shows and it never goes"
You've got a reason to be mad, I suppose
She was only just a passing fad
Baby, baby doncha go ‘way mad

"Her kind's a dime a dozen
And that's not the kind you want"
Who would have thought your cousin
Would wander into that restaurant?

"Well, you understand that I feel upset…"
What do you say that we forgive and forget?
Come and kiss me just to prove you're glad
Baby, baby doncha go ‘way mad

"Now her kind is a dime a dozen
You should have passed her by"
Who would have thought your little cousin
Would come along and give us the eye?

"Well, you understand that I feel upset…"
What do you say that we forgive and forget?
Come and kiss me just to prove you're glad
Baby, baby doncha go ‘way mad

Come and kiss me just to prove you're glad
Baby, baby doncha go ‘way mad

Come and kiss me just to prove you're glad
Deborah, darling, doncha go ‘way mad

Doncha Go 'Way Mad
Words byAl Stillman
Music byIllinois Jacquet & Jimmy Mundy
Performed byThe Jazz Passengers featuring Deborah Harry
Guest artist: Elvis Costello
Produced byJoel Dorn & Adam Dorn
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Deborah Harry - vocal
Roy Nathanson - alto saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Brad Jones - bass
E.J. Rodriguez - drums, percussion
Rob Thomas - violin
Bill Ware - vibraphone
Marc Ribot - guitar
RecordedMay 29, 1996, Electric Lady Sound Studios, New York
Deborah Harry vocal added at a later date
ReleasedFebruary 3, 1997
AlbumsThe Jazz Passengers: Individually Twisted, 1997
CollectionsBlondie: Personal Collection, 2005
Various Artists collectionsJazz Voice, 1997
32, 1997 -
Length3:21

First known performance:
July 9, 1996, Montreux, Switzerland
Last known performance:
February 13, 1996, Late Show With David Letterman
     (3 known performances)


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