( theme music playing )( knocking )( music playing )Mrs. Grant? Mr. O’Banion sends
his congratulations. Professor Foley? Mr. O’Banion offers
his condolences. – Mr. Hewlitt?
– Yeah? ( grunts ) Mr. O’Banion
wants his money. ( groans )
I’ll have it tomorrow. I swear. Better not to vow
than to vow and not pay. Sampson ran off. – When?
– This morning. It’s fresh
in the pot. – Out hunting.
– He’s too old to hunt. Pretty much blind.
Can’t even smell. The other one.
I moved them. Didn’t recognize me.He’s senile.Stares at me sometimes
like I didn’t raise him
from a puppy.I raised him. You played with him.
That’s not the same thing.You went up to see Father?1869.What about it? He was born in 1862. No, he wasn’t.He was.He never wanted Mother
to know how much older he was. How do you know? The day I left
for Fort Riley, he took me aside. Said I shouldn’t wait
as long as he didto start a family.Well, the stone’s paid for. No changing it now. Was it quick?He didn’t want
the minister.Pretty skeptical
about all that last couple of years. So I was there, Gerald was there. He liked Gerry. You would have liked him. I think. I knew him, didn’t I?His family runs
the gravel pit out
on the lake road.Mmm, Hubert. He’s the older one.
He comes around.
Helps out. I’m sorry, Em. Orphaned in April.
Married in May. Pregnant in August.
Widowed in November. And they say nothing
happens in Plover. I’m not gonna ask you
where you’ve beenor how you’ve lived.I just need to know
one thing. Are you staying? I have to go
just for the day. – The Veterans’ Bureau–
– I didn’t ask. You still read?Of course.
Everything you sent me.Well, here. I couldn’t get past
the first 10 pages, but you always liked
stories with sword fights. Richard. I didn’t think
I’d ever see you again. Whatever brought
you home, I’m glad. But if you don’t
come back this time… don’t come back at all. I couldn’t bear it. I’m going to look
for Sampson.( music playing
over radio )( bangs ) ( cup rattling ) I will clean it. – It’s not important.
– It is important to me.It’s only coffee.Everything
is only something. I have no idea
what that means. Eddie. Eddie. Eddie! Could you–
please? Thank you. – It is overcooked.
–It’s fine.No, it is not.– It might be a little hard.
–It is inedible.If that’s what you think,
why did you serve it? I do not know. I do not know why
I do anything. Regarding Florida… I have not packed
your bags yet. Do you… need some help? Look, there’s no sense
in standing on pride. We can get Tom
to fetch the steamer. I’m perfectly capable
of preparing you for your trip. I didn’t say you weren’t. Somehow I believe
I am up to the task of selecting your shoes,
your shirts, your suits, and your delicate
undergarments, as challenging
as that might appear. Then why haven’t you? I’m seeking reliable
the weather in Tampa. Call the hotel. Just a suggestion. Do you wish to be driven
to the construction site today? I wasn’t intending to walk.Do you wish me
to drive you?– You have other things to do.
–I do not.Then, yes. I will endeavor
not to crash the car.( train rattling )( sniffling ) ( sneezes ) I’m selling hydrangeas,
George, not the grippe. No, sir.
Allergies. Give. Mostly everyone paid. And them that didn’t? Oh, they paid as well. Oh, leave off it.
You’re snapping the heads. How’s that Viking
brood of yours? Fine, sir.
If there are
no more deliveries… How many kids
you got again? Two.
Ages three and one. God damn it. ( scoffs )
684… They spend it fast
as you can make it, huh? We manage
to make do. Who wants to settle
for that? It’s a pretty good haul. Some cabbage
coming your way. Our wops over in Cicero. – Mr. Capone?
– Needs some extra muscle. Make sure the voters
stay informed. If it’s all the same, sir,
I’d rather not get behind
on my deliveries. Jesus, Mueller,
I got a dozen fellas
who can break things. What I need is one
can think on his feet. Pollen. Keep close
to Al and Frank. They’re moving
into the sticks, hats off, bon voyage. But they make a peep
about staying in Chicago between bites of macaroni, then that’s something
I should know. Hmm? Everything here
the latest– wallpaper from England,
in New York. Same as Broadway. – And, uh…
– These chandeliers? Sconces.They custom-made
in Paris.I think it’s turned out
splendidly, Mr. White. You seem to have developed
a taste for the finer things. Oliver… now these two families
coming together through Samuel
and my little girl. They gonna have
a proper ceremony
at Shiloh Baptist. That’s guaranteed. And we gonna
celebrate it right here. That’s my gift to them. What if we never have
another party again? ( chuckles ) Why don’t I show
my parents the club room? I’ll join y’all
in a minute. We ain’t found that woman. You sidewind in
just to tell me that? You’d be on me
if I don’t. Sweetback, I be on you
one way or the other. – She gone.
– You don’t know that. What you want from me?
I’ve been up, down, all over,
back around again. I want you to come
tell me something else. – Man:All right.
– Man #2: One more, fellas.Thank you. Now you all know
I’m a builder at heart. Before I took this office
and after I leave it– Man:
What about during it?Open bidding, boys. Every step of the way. So let’s focus
on the good souls who
will be worshiping here, the children
who’ll be learning, and the wise shepherds who will be guiding
their flock as under the– under the eyes of a–
of a merciful God. Now, Nick here
is gonna show you around. Now don’t forget to take
some good pictures. Nick, don’t forget
to show them that playground. That’s right. Very considerate of you.( door closes )Fine day for
eh, Nuck? Part I like best before
all the headaches begin. – I think
this one’s gonna be–
– I come to you. What? ( slowly )
I have to come to you. I’ve had my hands full.
You know that. And I can’t come to the club,
much as I’d love to. The missus keeps begging,
but those jackals–Where’s mine, Ed?– Your what?
– My cut. – You thought I’d forget?
–This?You’re not part of this. This– this is straight
through the diocese.Now, when we get
the convention center
moving, you and I–What do you think? You are addressing me? You’re the only
other person here. Mr. Thompson is part
of everything. He’s in the sky and sea.He’s in the dreams
of children at night.He is all
that there is forever. What do you want, Nuck? What do you want, Ed? That’s the more
interesting question. Before all
the headaches begin. – I just thought–
–You were wrong.You’ll have it
first thing tomorrow. Is that okay? Of course it is. And then we’ll get started
on the next one.( hammer banging )( workers shouting )( music playing
over radio )Stay on the trunk road. Come back with
a cracked axle again, you bought
yourself a rig. Don’t. You’re gonna kill me
anyway, aren’t you? Two fingers. The floor. Carl Billings.Do you know him?Because he knows you.We were partners. Me, Werner, Billings. Gonna make
a fortune together. But in the end,
Carl just got in the way. I met him
on a train heading west
from New Jersey.He paid me to kill you
and Wernerand the men you sent
after him.How much did he offer? 1,000 for each of you. I’ll beat that. Easy. If that’s what
this is about. Cash you out… right now. ( groans ) Do you have any family? Put the bullet in.
That’s what Carl is paying
you for, isn’t it? I asked you a question. ( gasping ) Wife, two girls. When you see
your children tonight, remember, it didn’t cost
you anything. I’m on the sleeper
Thursday morning. – Anything along the way–
– Just enjoy the trip. –telegram
or call McCoy. Tom has the number. Bill’s in clover
down there, huh? We’ll see. And I’ll bring something
back for the kids. A bag of oranges
might be nice. That’s a lot
to carry around. About time.
I’m all out of small talk. They understand
this needs to be quick? He shouldn’t
even be here. Let’s keep
everybody happy. Fred. I guess we’d both
prefer a private booth
at the Knife & Fork. I’ll take it
on the way back. I am behind closed doors
in DC tomorrow night. – What’s that about?
– ( scoffs ) Mellon and Coolidge
moving the chess pieces
around again. – Don’t give either
of them my regards.
– Oh, I won’t. He wants to get off
on the right foot and make sure you know
he’s aware of how
things work. Then let’s
have him tell me. You can come over. Mr. Thompson. You’d probably
rather I didn’t– My name
is Warren Knox, sir. I don’t know
if you’re aware
that my predecessor– – He’s aware, son.
– Oh. Good. Well, not good. Actually,
it was terrible. Sacrifice
in the line of duty. Yes. That’s– Anyway, I just wanted
to tell you, man-to-man,
that as the new head of the Prohibition
Atlantic City, I do intend to take my duties
with the utmost seriousness and enforce
the existing laws to the very best
of my abilities. – What?
– That was a joke. I was joking.
I thought you might
all appreciate that. Where are you from? Me?
I’m from Iowa. Where in Iowa? – Atkins.
– Where is that? It’s approximately
14 miles from Cedar Rapids,
depending on the route. This is how
we’re going to proceed. Any concerns you have,
any needs you want addressed,you’ll deal with this man.– Your brother?
– But you and I, we’re not
going to meet again. That’s how the system works. I think you’ll find
it’s a useful arrangement. Any part
of what I just said
not clear to you? No, sir.
You were really succinct. Then we’re done. Step there. Careful now. I don’t like surprises. Hush and quiet. Now open. – What’s this?
– It is the Davenport. Oh, my. Yes, it is the best one. Has anyone
sat on it? You will be
the first. You sit in our home
after you work so hard. We have chairs. This is more proper. And there is
a credenza and table which is new
coming Friday. Cedar chest
and bed of maple. ( sighs ) How much is all this? For only $360. We don’t have that. Husband, it is time. Time for what? These things
I buy on time. – Only $15 a week.
– That’s over half my pay. For 12 months
and we are done. 12 months? That’s 52 weeks
times 15, which comes to– to–
to too much. It’s too much,
so it all has to go back. And don’t make
that face, please.
You need to understand. I live with the walls
that are not painted and the doors
not hanging. I can’t hang the doors.
I’ve explained this. They sent the wrong doors
with the kit. – And until this dispute is–
– Nelson. You buy the house
that comes in the boxes. You put it together
with the hammer
and the saw. I just followed
the instructions. You’re smart
and you’re strong. But it is a house still. I want to make the home. For you. For our children. – Daniel.
– Yes, Mr. White? Keep it open
through here now. – We clear off in a minute.
– That’s a minute too late. – Man:Don’t tell her that.
– I see that.No, sir.
Ain’t nothing. Y’all heard me
the first time. Ain’t standing for you
red-eye and giggly. Yeah, we do hear you,
Mr. White. You need to hear me
a lot louder. Don’t want
that muggle around.
Kill it. – Daphne.
– Mr. White. – Luella.
– Good evening, Mr. White. Hey, Janine, you gonna
kick that leg up tonight? – Yes, sir.
– They’re paying
cash money out there now. Kick ’em high. Hey. Mr. White.
We just wondering. – About what?
– Mr. Pastor. He usually front us
in advance. That between
you and him. We ain’t seen him
since Friday. Tell you what, I’ll take care
of y’all now and square
with him later. –( band playing )
– ( chatter )Baxter:
My old pal Chalky.( laughs )How you doing, friend? Oh, I’m peaches.
And this is cream. ( laughs )
Say, the place
looks swell. – You’d never know.
– Never know what? The last one kind of
went out with a bang. ( laughing ) Hey, champ,
put ’em up. – Come on.
– How’s that? Heard you knocked
the stuffing out of
Joe Gans back of a barn. I ain’t got the sand
to cross you. – Come on.
– Come on. Come on. Here it comes.
Here it comes. Oh, you got
me down, friend.
You got me down. I don’t know
my own strength. Bring these people
another round on the house. Oh, no, we couldn’t.
But we will. ( laughs ) Oh, oh!
Just one for luck. ( laughing ) Y’all enjoy
yourselves, hear? Got the girls coming
and they stepping high.( band playing )– ( cheering )
– Man:All right.
Looking good, sweetheart.Man:
“I desire then that in every
place the men should pray,lifting holy hands
without anger or quarreling.Likewise also that women
should adorn themselvesin respectable apparelwith modesty
and self-control.” 1 Timothy 2:9. Do you know
your Bible, Mr. White? Better than I know you. You don’t know me at all. Dr. Valentin Narcisse. And you’ve met
Mrs. Pastor. That is established. Well, what you doing
in the private rooms, Doctor? What choice am I offered? The Libyan performs
in your club. The Libyan serves
in your club. But the Libyan
may not attend your club. – Ain’t no Libyans here.
– You yourself are one. I’m from Texas. Our roots go
deeper than that. Across oceans
to the mother continent where all things begin. You nervous, dear? Just a little. You needn’t be. Mr. White is civilized.
I am civilized. We’re having a civilized
conversation. May I sit? Will you sit?
I only ask. You Owney Madden’s man. I am not.What are you?I am a man. I have business
with Mr. Madden, but I am not his man. Then why you here
with her? Do you mind?
It will be unpleasant. Go ahead. Because your employee
slashed the throat of my employee savagely. Quite savagely. Which employee is that? Mine was Dickie Pastor. Yours was–
forgive me, his name? He called him Dunn. You called him Dunn.Dickie had a rare eye.He had his flaws.
Who does not?But a rare eye
for talent.I came to rely upon it. Now he’s gone. What shall we do,
Mr. White? What shall we do? I ain’t seen your man
going on three days now. Last I heard,
he had doings in Newark. Ask around there. That would be
a waste of my time. You’re wasting it now. You called him Dunn. Ask around Newark.( crowd applauding )– Alma:Dr. Narcisse.
– Yes, dear?Can’t we just go? Please?It doesn’t matter.You wish to leave it
at this? I ain’t pick it up
in the first place. After you, dear. I like this room. One looks down in secret
and sees many things. You know what I saw? No. A servant pretending to be a king.( door closes )( music playing
over radio )Perfect. From Mayor Bader. From me. – What is it?
– Perhaps you should open it. – You can just tell me.
– I am resigning. Because of the eggs? Because you do not
treat me seriously. Look, I know
what all this
took out of you.It wasn’t something
I wanted you involved in.And you should know–
I should have said– what you need
to understand is that no matter
what happens, there’s always going
to be a place for you. For 11 years, I have
tended to you. I’ve fed you,
dressed and undressed you, nursed you in sickness. I have fought for you without concern
for myself. I have watched
other men come and go. Lesser men. Duplicitous men. I am still here. What do you want? Respect. I do respect you. I wish you
to demonstrate it. That is beneath you. – I don’t know that it is.
– I insist on it. Are you quitting
or asking for a promotion? This will be
for you to decide.( footsteps approach )I need your help. He won’t move. ( whining ) Richard:
Is he hurt?He’s just dying. Careful.
He’s still got some bite. Sampson. Sampson, you old wolf. It’s me. Hey, it’s me. ( whining )What do you want to do?Can’t use this on him. The Springfield. No cartridges. Well, this isn’t right. Your pistol. I don’t have a pistol.Yes, you do.You hid it
when you came back. And you took it with you to the Veterans’ Bureau.( Sampson whining )Just do it quick. Please?( Sampson whining )( Sampson whining )( shuddering breath ) I can’t.I can’t.
( sniffles )I’m sorry, I can’t. All right. Give it to me. Emma. I don’t want
any more of it.( gunshot )Now, maybe these fellas
ain’t been following
the news lately, so here’s your chance
to read ’em off the headlines – loud and clear.
– ( metal clanks ) Two of youse each exit
and come in swinging. And don’t you stop. I want that room empty
in two minutes. Enjoy your work, boys, but leave ’em
so they can talk. Spread the word
to their pals. Voting Democrat is not
good for their health. ( men laugh ) There’s chow,
so fill your holes. – We leave at 8:00.
– ( men muttering ) I know you. George Mueller. We met
several months ago. The Swedish guy. – Norwegian.
– Yeah. So how come we don’t
talk anymore? Mr. O’Banion has me
delivering flowers. I’m not involved
in anything else. I told Deanie, “Send me
your biggest and brightest.” ( chuckles )
He gets it half right. ( laughs ) You deliver flowers? I’m responsible– You hurt yourself
on a thorn? I just do
what he tells me. He tell you to come
out here and what? Make sure we win? Or lose?
Maybe he wants
us to lose. Is that what he wants? Hmm? Don’t say,
“I don’t know.” I believe Mr. O’Banion
hopes very much Cicero becomes
your new home. And where does that
leave him? It leaves him
in Chicago. What I say, huh? I told Johnny. I said that
scheming mick fuck, soon as our backs is turned,
he’s gonna reach in – with both hands and grab
as much territory as–
– Al. – You were supposed
to come to me, huh?
– Al. No, I remember now.
That was the fucking
arrangement. – I showed you
mercy, you fuck!
– Al. Al. Al. Al. Al. Al. Al. Just shooting
the breeze here,
all right? He delivers flowers. What you said,
just an opinion, right? I really don’t
know anything. – Is it George?
– Yes, sir. Go grab a sap
and a sandwich, George. Gonna need both. He’s sitting right here. That woman by his side. – What’d you say?
–What you think?I said I ain’t seen him
and I don’t know. But that woman
with him, buck. And they ain’t finding
Dickie in Newarkno matter how hard
they look.– All right.
–All right what?I take care
of both of them. – That’s your answer?
– Lot of room in that swamp. You ain’t going near it.
You hear me, Dunn? What kind of doctor? We ain’t get
around to that. Well, listen now,
ain’t nothing he can do. And that pink tail
of his came at me. He don’t give one shit
what happened to him.
I know it.He just coming in
from New Yorkso’s he can
fish around for some–The fuck going on
down there?( crowd murmuring )Where the motherfucking band?Where the fuck
everybody at?( knocks )Mr. White. Why aren’t
y’all down there? We can’t, sir. Unless you got four
broke legs, boy– Dr. Narcisse
won’t let us. What he got to do with it? Well?! He own a piece
of us, sir. He own a piece
of everybody. And if he give
the word, then we– This is for you. You read it. “A servant is not
greater than his master, nor is a messenger
greater than the one
who dispatched him.” John 13. Dr. Narcisse knows
his gospel. Agent Knox. Means:
Second in his class
James Polk High School.Four years as a sales clerk
for Woolworth’s. Two as a part-time
postman. And then his ascension to the Bureau
of Prohibition. Where’s he from?Atkins, Iowa.14 miles outside
Cedar Rapids.If you insist.That’s all there is? I’d say your Agent Knox is a hayseed
of the purist variety. ( applause, cheering ) They can’t buy
the mayor’s office and they can’t bully
their way in, either. Cicero is an honest town, an American town. ( cheering ) That’s right.
American. Our neighbors may hail
from Bohemiaor Poland or Bavariaor the far reaches
of the steppes,but we stand here today
under the same– under– – Step back.
– Hey, move aside. – –under the same…
– Hey, look out, doll. …stars and stripes and– Who’s feeling
like a hero? Huh?
Anyone? ( murmuring ) Al:No?Okay. We’ll just start with you. – ( grunts )
– ( people screaming ) Shh, shh! Woman:
No, stop!– ( grunts )
– Woman #3:No, please!– ( growls )
– Man:Please!Get off! Woman #4:
Stop!( shouts ) ( laughs ) Woman #5:
Oh! No! You dropped this. He locked the door. He hit me. I thought I would
black out. I wanted to, but… I stayed awake. He– he shoved himself inside… like he was stabbing me. I tried to scream, but… I couldn’t. He hit me again.Dickie came in.He wasn’t a big man,
but he fought him.So brave.He fought that animal.I shouted,
“Dickie, watch out! Watch out!” I have it, sir. ( crying ) Is there a powder room? Right through there. Mr. Narcisse. Dr. Narcisse,
Mr. Thompson. I studied too long
to forgo it. Doctor. How did he know
what hotel they were at? Who can say?
Dickie was resourceful. My man outside
tell a different tale. A rapist kills
and a killer lies. You don’t have
any proof.That burden is on you.How’s that? A female
of the Nordic tribe, a Libyan man– degraded, a discredit
to his blood, but a Libyan
is inescapable.Just say how much. Alma is a widow
and I am bereft as well. Chalky:
Say how much
and let’s end it.You see why I wish
to deal with you? I don’t think I do. Only kings
understand each other. I’m just here
to help a friend
in a delicate situation. This man is your friend? What’s wrong with that? Nothing is wrong if you
see nothing wrong in it. Your friend is facing
a difficulty. His club has no acts
to present. – We’ll find new ones.
–We?So it is more
than friendship. Or less.
I think it might be less. I think it’s none
of your business. Respectfully,
I disagree. The club, the acts,
the profit and the loss, all of this
is my business. I have seen them succeed, I’ve seen them fail
very quickly. Very costly, hmm? I need to hear
your price. It is for you to decide
what your friendship is worth. – I ain’t paying a dime.
– Chalky. I give you one minute
to get your Jamaican ass– I am from Trinidad.I don’t give a fuck
where you from.– Chalky.
–Or where the fuck
you going back to.Get your fucking
John and Timothy ass… – See what I struggle with?
– …and all your high-hatting
bullshit– 10.10% of the club.The acts come back,
the other problem goes away, and it’s 10%. That’s a fair price.
You’re going to pay it. That’s– that’s my judgment. Do you accept? ( scoffs ) I do. It’s better off settled. There you are. I didn’t want
to intrude. We’re done here, dear. It’s time to take
you away. Get your story
all told? The Negro in question. What’s that make you? Merely another
child of God. Man:
What can you tell us about
the Adelphi Apothecaryon Pacific Avenue?It’s a drugstore,
gentlemen. What about Gerald McHugh? Elliot:
I’m not familiar
with that name.He ran a still raided
by the late Agent
Stanley Sawicki just 26 days ago. Shortly after his arrest, you signed an order
for his release. I sign a lot
of orders, son. I’m not your son. Elliot:
It’s a figure of speech.And if Agent Sawicki
believed Mr. McHugh was more useful to us
as a confidential informer–Enoch Thompson.What about him? Man:
Do you know him?I know who he is. You know of him
or you know him? Who are you? Who is this child? You can address me
as Acting Director Hoover.Acting director of what?The Bureau of Investigation. What is this? Ira? What’s going on? We’re cooperating, Fred. With him? And his undercover
operative. What the hell is this? That’s the cash
you gave me yesterday, sir. After our meeting
with Nucky Thompson. You lying little shit. – I beg your pardon?
– I want to speak
to a lawyer. No.
No lawyers, Mr. Elliot. No calls,
no telegrams. No alerting Nucky Thompson
or anyone else you’re helping to subvert
the course of justice. I know this game
and I’m not playing. I never saw this money.
I’ve never met Nucky Thompson.And you are completely
outside your jurisdiction.I am not some Bolshevik
under the bed. I am a natural-born
US citizen and a Treasury
Department official.And I–Why can’t they just admit
they’re guilty? The moral dimension
is absent from the criminal’s makeup. Good beginning, Jim. I won’t let
you down, Edgar. Yes, dear? Pardon? You’re looking at me. I just wanted
to say thank you. For what? Coming to my rescue. Like a prince
in a fairy tale. You are. To me. Did you get
what you want? We will have to see. Dickie was a loss. A very great loss. And that man? Mr. Purnsley. What happens to him? What would you like
to happen? What happened to Dickie,
but worse. Ah, the Old Testament. After what he did to me… A tree?
Some rope perhaps? Well, why not? ( car stops ) What’s wrong? Maurice? Maurice:
Need to check
the tires, Doctor.( door opens )A thing mixed
is a thing weakened. What? A thing mixed
is a thing weakened. Is that from the Bible? It is from me. ( swallows ) It’s nice for cocktails. To hide the impurities, but they are there. And with each dilution, the spirit slips away. The spirit and the color until nothing authentic
is left. How did Dickie know
what hotel to find you in? I– you said yourself,
resourceful. I was lying. I was raped. No doubt. And yet– and yet this is a tale
I’ve heard one time too many. No. No. No! No. No. No, he raped– raped me. No! ( choking ) No! No! ( choking )
He–( birds calling )( thunder rumbling )Let’s get
something straight. Anything you see,
anything you hear, anything I ask you to do, you do not discuss it
with anyone. I never have
and never will. Guarantee Trust. Open up
a safety-deposit box,
largest one they have. Take the cash from Bader
and lock it up tight. There’ll be more to come. Are you comfortable
with this? In whose name? Make it yours. That is what I was
going to suggest. From now on,
Tom can bring my meals. Ja. Royal Palm to Tampa.( train whistle blowing )( phone ringing )Hello? Hello? Man:
Emma Harrow?Who’s calling?The county
assessor’s office.Is Emma Harrow there?Not right now.Are you a member
of the household?I’m her brother.Well, I’m sorry to have
to bring this up, sir,but there are
three years’ back taxes due on the property
at mile marker four, Portage Road, and the sooner we get
that all straightened out,
the better.( men chattering )Man:
What is she doing out here?Man #2:
That’s him, yeah.Shh, shh.
There he is.Look out.
Let me in. Let me in. She’s got no
identification, sir. We’re checking
all the hotels. Keep them back
and get her out of here. – Anything to say about this?
– ( reporters clamoring )( music playing )♪ Daddy dear,
listen here ♪♪ Your mama’s
feeling blue ♪♪ I don’t see
much of you ♪♪ And that
will never do ♪♪ Once a week,
your mama’s cheek ♪♪ Gets a kiss or two ♪♪ Now I’m not
showing you the door ♪♪ But I’m laying down
the law ♪♪ You got to see your mama
every night ♪♪ Or you can’t see
mama at all ♪♪ You got to kiss
your mama ♪♪ Treat her right ♪♪ Or she won’t be home
when you call ♪♪ Now I don’t care
for the kind of a man ♪♪ Who works on
the installment plan ♪♪ You got to see your mama
every night ♪♪ Or you can’t see
your mama at all ♪( scatting )♪ Now I don’t care
for the kind of a sheikh ♪♪ Who does his sheikhing
once a week ♪♪ You got to see your mama
every night ♪♪ Or you can’t see
your mama ♪♪ Can’t see your mama ♪♪ You can’t see
your mama at all. ♪