I Don't Do Nobody Nothin

Youtube notes:

This is a recording from the Library of Congress AFC 1939/001 2671b1. It is a recording of Rev. Nathaniel Hawkins, a.k.a. C.W. "Preacher" Smith and some other unidentified singers. Recorded in 1939 in Arkansas at the Cummins State Farm by John and Ruby Lomax. Photo is also from Library of Congress call number LOT 7414-E, no. N137, may have been taken at Cummins State Farm 1934.

I don’t do nobody nothin’, Jesus
But they hates me just the same
I don’t do nobody nothin’, Jesus
But they hates me just the same

Oh, well, well, it’s among that Christian family
That They cause my heart to pain
The sinner he don’t know nothin’ ’bout me oh lord
He don’t carry my name;

Oh, well, I tries to stay outa bad company,
You knows I try to save my name;
But somehow or other, O Lord,
they’ bukes me jes’ the same.

Oh, well, yonder stands Sister Liza
and yonder stands Sister Jane,
Well they can’t hold all they conversation,
‘thout they ‘bukin’ my name.