By John D. Loudermilk
1961 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

I come to you with open arms, dear
But you won't let my arms near you
You put me down and how you shun me
Why do you do this to me, honey?

Why not, why not
Why not let me love you, darling
Why not let me love you, dear

One thing for certain ain't no maybe
This stallin' bit is hurtin', baby
Have you changed so that you now hate me
Is that the reason you won't date me?

Why not, why not ...

Have I done something to offend you
Or said something that's not been true
If I have darling, won't you help me
I'll make it up if you'll just tell me

Why not, why not ...

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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