Who Sang Ain't Nobody's Business? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln It's Magic cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop
length: 4:30
piano: Wynton Kelly
drums (drum set): Jo Jones
vocal: Abbey Lincoln
double bass: Paul Chambers
tenor saxophone: Benny Golson
trumpet: Kenny Dorham
writer: Everett Robbins, Porter Grainger
Ain't nobody's business what I do
Get me a shotgun and shoot my baby
Ain't nobody's business if I do

There ain't nothing I can do, or nothing I can say,
Some folks will criticize me.
So I'm gonna do just what I want to anyway,
And don't care if you all despise me.

If I should take a notion
To jump into the ocean,
It ain't nobody's business if I do.

If I go to church on Sunday
And I shimmy down on Monday,
It ain't nobody's business if I do.

And if my friend ain't got no money
And I say, "All right, take all of mine honey,"
It ain't nobody's business if I do.

If I lend her my last nickel
And it leaves me in a pickle,
It ain't nobody's business if I do.

I would rather my gal would hit me
Than to haul right up and quit me.
It ain't nobody's business if I do.

I know that she won't call no copper
If she gets beat up by her poppa.
It ain't nobody's business if I do, Lord no.
Well, it ain't nobody's business if I do.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Am in Love
  • 2 It's Magic
  • 3 Just for Me
  • 4 An Occasional Man
  • 5 Ain't Nobody's Business
  • 6 Out of the Past
  • 7 Music, Maestro, Please
  • 8 Love
  • 9 Exactly Like You
  • 10 Little Niles