Who Sang Good for Nothin' Joe? Lena Horne

Release information
Release Date: 1995
length: 3:38
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Lyrics
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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
  • 2 Lover Man
  • 3 Love Can Change the Stars
  • 4 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 5 Night and Day
  • 6 Old Devil Moon
  • 7 Why I Was Born
  • 8 Poppa Don't Preach to Me
  • 9 My Blue Heaven
  • 10 From This Moment On
  • 11 Love Me or Leave Me
  • 12 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 13 Once in a Lifetime
  • 14 Meditation
  • 15 Good for Nothin' Joe
  • 16 I Wish I Was Back in My Baby's Arms
  • 17 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Man of Mine
  • 18 Cuckoo in the Clock
  • 19 Stormy Weather
  • 20 Take Me

  • Release information
    label: Hallmark Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5030073003221
    script: Latin