Who Sang Good-For-Nothin' Joe? Charlie Barnet

Charlie Barnet Big Bands: Charlie Barnet cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
length: 3:24
Some other versions of "Good-For-Nothin' Joe"

It's gonna rain any minute
There's not a star in sight
Things are mighty slow
I guess, I'll close up shop
And go home to Joe

I know he won't be glad to see me
Without a penny to the good
But I'm not carin' much what happens
I did the best I could
He's just good-for-nothin' Joe

But, oh, I love him so
Guess, I'd die if good-for-nothin' Joe
Ever tried to leave me flat
Oh yes, I'm certain of that

Folks I know can't understand
Why I must have that man
Lord, he sends me like nobody can
Ain't a woman just like that?

I wouldn't mind doin' what I'm doin'
I'd beat these streets till my feet were sore
But when it's slow and I go home to him
Instead of sympathy, he's just as mean as can be

Still there's nothin' I can do
Because I love him so
I'd be good for nothin' too, I know
Without good-for-nothin' Joe

I'd be good for nothin' too, I know
Without good-for-nothin' Joe
I'm goin' home to Joe

CD 1
  • 1 Cherokee
  • 2 So Far, So Good
  • 3 Pompton Turnpike
  • 4 You're My Thrill
  • 5 Redskin Rhumba
  • 6 Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!
  • 7 The All-Night Record Man
  • 8 The Count's Idea
  • 9 The Duke's Idea
  • 10 Scrub Me, Mama, With a Boogie Beat
  • 11 Wild Mab of the Fish Pond
  • 12 'Deed I Do
  • 13 Southern Fried
  • 14 Peaceful Valley
  • 15 Ponce de Leon
  • 16 Charleston Alley
  • 17 Cuban Boogie Woogie
  • 18 The Right Idea
  • 19 Wings Over Manhattan
  • 20 Good-For-Nothin' Joe
  • 21 Leapin' at the Lincoln

  • Release information
    label: Time-Life Music
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin