SLOW DOWN SWEET MAMA
(Leon Chappel)
LEON CHAPPEL (Capitol 1447, 1951)

Slow down sweet mama
Now, can't you see you're killin' me
Lord, I'm tired of your two-timing
And the way you're doggin' me
I'm sick and tired of talkin'
Tryin' to get you to slow down

She come home this morning
The sun was shinin' bright as day
Out all night, sweet mama
With your low down triflin' way
I'm fed up and disgusted
You can't be trusted, night or day

So, slow down sweet mama
You're way ahead of me a mile
Lord, I can't keep up sweet mama
With your speedy stream line style
I'm sick and tired of talkin'
Tryin' to get that gal to slow down

[Spoken]
Yes, yes, yes
Why don't you slow down honey
Take your time, take your time

Go slow sweet mama
Why don't you try to please behave
She's sure mean mistreatin'
Your papa's hair is turnin' gray
I'm sick and tired of pleadin'
Tryin' to get my gal to slow down

I'll try sweet mama
To make you love me and do right
But it just ain't in you, mama
You're honky-tonkin' every night
I'm sick and tired of talkin'
Tryin' to get that gal to slow down

Now, so long sweet mama
You know you done your papa wrong
If you don't believe I'm leavin'
Mama, count the days I'm gone
'Cause I'm sick and tired of pleadin'
Tryin' to get that gal to slow down