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This is a song that was also recorded by Libby Holman and Lee Morse.  Whenever a song seemed to making the rounds, Annette always recorded it.  However, on this one she may have been wise to have skipped.  Although it does feature the Dorsey Brothers which do a very good job on the song, the lyrics are very morose.  This woman is sick and sore from a man who treats her "so poorly".  Her man is mean as can be.  It seems she is abused and yet she still loves her man.  In some respects though it shows how Annette can play the whole range of characters.  On the one hand she can play the child like Betty Boop a la Helen Kane and pretend to be the "Sonny Boy" from the Al Jolson movie but she is also not afraid to sing the suicidal "Big City Blues" or this one.  This cut is one of the more "darker" songs that she sang.  In strange contrast to the mood of the song, the Dorseys seems to be in a good mood playing as an upbeat tune.  I guess they just in a good mood that day and weren't going to let any sad lyrics get them down.  Annette does not seem to ad lib on this cut.  She plays it pretty straight laced, just the same as Lee Morse did when she sang it.

Moanin Low

I feel too bad
I'm feeling mighty sick and sore
So bad
I feel
I said I 'm feeling sick and sore
I am so afraid
My man don't love me no more
Day  in, day out
I'm worrying about those blues
day out, day in
I'm worrying about that news
I'm so afraid
that my man I am goona loose
Moanin Low
My sweet man, I love him so
though he's mean as can be
He's the kind of man
needs the kind of woman like me
Gonna die
if sweet man should pass me by
If I die where will he be?
He's the kind of man
needs the kind of woman like me
Don't know any reason
why her treats me so poorly
what have I gone and done
makes my troubles double
with his worries when surely
I ain't deserving of none
Moanin Low
my sweet man is gonna go
when he goes oh lordy
He's the kind of man
needs the kind of woman like me

whedeaH
Don't know any reason why he treats me so poorly
what have I gone and done
makes my trouble double
with his worries
when surely
I ain't deserving of none
Moanin Low
My sweet man
is gonna go
when he goes lordy
he's the man
that needs a man
like me
just like me