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Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee
Writer(s) Kansas Joe McCoy
Recorded 1942
Length 3:12

"Why Don't You Do Right" (also known as "Weed Smoker's Dream") is a song made popular by Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee written by Kansas Joe McCoy. It was recorded by the Goodman and Lee in 1942 and became a hit for both artists reaching number 4 on the Billboard charts.

Cover version[]

Lana Del Rey performed a cover of the track in the style of fictional cartoon character Jessica Rabbit as part of the setlist for her 2015 Endless Summer Tour on five select dates.

Lyrics[]

You had a plenty money 1922
You let other women make a fool of you

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too?

You're sitting down wondering what it's all about
You ain't got no money they will put you out

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too?

If you had prepared twenty years ago
You wouldn't be a-wanderin' now from door to door

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too?

I fell for you jiving and I took you in
Now all you've got to offer me is a drink of gin

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too?

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Like some other men do?

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