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  1. Ain't misbehavin'

From the recording The Nearness of You

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Ain't Misbehavin' is a 1929 stride jazz/early swing song. Andy Razaf wrote the lyrics to a score by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks for the Broadway musical comedy play Connie's Hot Chocolates.

It has a thirty-two-bar form (AABA) at a slow-to-moderate tempo. Waller said the song was written while "lodging" in prison (for an alimony violation), and that is why he was not "misbehaving".

Lyrics

Songwriters: Andy Razaf, Fats Waller and Harry Brooks

No one to talk with
All by myself
No one to walk with
But I'm happy on the shelf
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm savin' my love for you

I know for certain
The one I love
I'm through with flirtin'
It's just you I'm thinkin' of
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm savin' my love for you

Like Jack Horner
In the corner
Don't go nowhere
What do I care?
Your kisses are worth waitin' for
Believe me

I don't stay out late
Don't care to go
I'm home about eight
Just me and my radio
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm savin' my love for you

Ain't Misbehavin lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc