If You Gotta Go, Go Now

Listen to me, baby,

There's something you must see.

I want to be with you, gal,

If you want to be with me.

.

But if you got to go,

It's all right.

But if you got to go, go now,

Or else you gotta stay all night.

.

It ain't that I'm questionin' you.

To take part in any quiz.

It's just that I ain't got no watch

An' you keep askin' me what time it is.

.

But if you got to go,

It's all right.

But if you got to go, go now,

Or else you gotta stay all night.

.

I am just a poor boy, baby,

Lookin' to connect.

But I certainly don't want you thinkin'

That I ain't got any respect.

.

But if you got to go,

It's all right.

But if you got to go, go now,

Or else you gotta stay all night.

.

You know I'd have nightmares

And a guilty conscience, too,

If I kept you from anything

That you really wanted to do.

.

But if you got to go,

It's all right.

But if you got to go, go now,

Or else you gotta stay all night.

.

It ain't that I'm wantin'

Anything you never gave before.

It's just that I'll be sleepin' soon,

It'll be too dark for you to find the door.

.

But if you got to go,

It's all right.

But if you got to go, go now,

Or else you gotta stay all night.

.

Copyright 1965; renewed 1993 Special Rider Music

First release: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3, 1991

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