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Jim Dixon How Come You Do Me Like You Do? (13) RE: How Come You Do Me Like You Do? 04 Feb 20


Getting back to the song HOW COME YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO I listened to several early recorded versions on the Internet Archive, and I found the following variant couplets substituted for the italicized lines in the above lyrics:

[C] You might be the meanest gal [or "man"] in town,
But I'm just mean enough to turn your damper down.

[D] I sit in your parlor just as dumb as a lamb,
But I ain't too dumb to hear your back door slam.

[E] I'll lay your head on a railroad line,
Let the train come along and pacify your mind

[F] I'll get a shovel before I'm done.
If you haven't got a home I'm gonna dig you one.

[G] If you ain't got a home before I'm done,
I'll get myself a shovel and I'll dig you one.


Frank Crumit sings verse 1, chorus C, verse 2, chorus B, patter, chorus D.

Marion Harris sings verse 1, chorus C, patter, instrumental break, chorus E, chorus F.

Rudy Vallee sings verse 1, chorus C, patter, instrumental break, chorus E, chorus G.

The above recordings can be found here:

Frank Crumit, Victor (19437-A), 1924.
Marion Harris, Brunswick (2610-B), 1924.
Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees, Victor (22445-B), 1930.

The following early recordings are instrumental only:

The Original Memphis Five, Victor (19480-A), 1924.
Original Memphis Five, Perfect (14322), 1924-09-11.
The Original Memphis Five, Brunswick (3630-B), 1927-08.
Jack Linx and His Society Serenaders, Okeh (40192-A), 1924-08-28.
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, Banner (1445-B), 1924-11-17.
Gene Rodemich's Orchestra, Brunswick (2824-B), 1925-01-19.


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