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"You Rascal You" is an American song written by Sam Theard in 1929, and legally titled "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead." The lyrics take the form of threats and complaints leveled against a man who has repaid the singer's hospitality and kindness by running off with the singer's wife. It has been recorded by Clarence Willams, Mills Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Louis Jordan, Jimmie Noone, Cab Calloway, Louis Prima, John Fogerty, Dr. John, Henry "Rufe" Johnson, Serge Gainsbourg alone and in a duet with Eddy Mitchell, Ingrid Michaelson, Taj Mahal, and Hanni El Khatib, whose version was used in a television advertisement for the movie The Imposter. Theard made a follow-up song in 1930 titled "I Done Caught That Rascal Now". 


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Now I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal, you, uh-huh
I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal, you, oh yeah
Well, I let you into my home; you gonna leave my woman alone
I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal, you

Now I'll be glad when you die, you rascal, you, uh-huh
I'll be glad, oh, I'll be tickled to death when you leave this earth--it's true, oh yeah
When you're lyin' down six feet deep, no more fried chicken will you eat
I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal, you, oh yeah

Ah, you just ain't no good, oh, you dog

Now listen here: I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal, you, uh-huh
I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal, you, oh yeah
I'll be standin' on the corner high when they drag your body by
I'll be glad when you're dead; you know I'm gonna be so happy when you're gone, you dog
I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal, you

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. more »

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