Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Don't I Let You Live Here?

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1965 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1993.

Don't complain
Cause you do all the work,
Wash all the dishes,
Clean up all the dirt,
Raise all the children,
Wash their neck and ears.
Don't I let you live here,

I let you live here,
And sleep by my side,
I even married you,
And took you for my bride,
Be a little grateful,
Show a little pride!
Don't I let you live here,

Don't complain
That I just sit around,
While you make a living
Wherever it can be found.
Don't I even kiss you
And let you share my beer?
Don't I let you live here,

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