As Sung By Nina Simone

I don’t want him you can have him

He’s not worth fighting for

Besides there’s plenty more where he came from

I don’t want him you can have him

I’m giving him the sack

And he can go right back where he came from

I’m afraid I never loved him

Sweetie he’d be better off with you

I could never make him happy

All I ever wanted to do was

Run my fingers through his curly locks

Mend his underwear and darn his socks

Fetch his slippers and remove his shoes

Wipe his glasses when he’s read the news

Rub his forehead with a gentle touch

Mornings after when he’s had a little too much

Kiss him gently when he cuddles near

And give him babies one for every year

So you see that I don’t want him you can have him

You can have him cos I don’t want him

Because he’s not the man for me

Then I’d close the window while he soundly slept

Then I’d raid the icebox where the food is kept

I’d fix the breakfast that would please him most

Eggs and coffee some apricot juice and some buttered toast

Oh oh then I’d go out and buy the papers

And when they’ve been read spend the balance of the day in bed

So you see that I don’t want him you can have him

You can have him cos I don’t want him because he’s not my man

I don’t want him you can have him

You can have him I don’t want him

You can have him I don’t want him

Cos he’s not the man for me

(1951) Irving Berlin

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