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"Why Don't You Do Right?" is an American blues and jazz influenced pop song (now a standard) written in 1936 by Kansas Joe McCoy and recorded by Peggy Lee. It is a twelve-bar minor key blues form with a few chord substitutes. It is considered a classic "woman's blues" song.

The song was performed in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit by Jessica Rabbit at the Ink and Paint Club. Although Kathleen Turner provided the speaking voice for the character, the vocal performance of the song was performed by Amy Irving.

Lyrics

You had plenty of money, 1922
You let other women make a fool of you

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here
Get me some money too

You're sittin down and wonderin' what it's all about
If you ain't got no money, they will put you out

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here
Get me some money too

Now if you had prepared 20 years ago
You wouldn't be a wanderin' now from door to door

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here
Get me some money too

Get out of here
Get me some money too

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do

You had plenty of money, 1922
You let other women make a fool of you

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here
Get me some money too

Now if you had prepared 20 years ago
You wouldn't be a wanderin' now from door to door

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?
Get out of here
Get me some money too

Get out of here
Get me some money too

Why don't you do right
Like some other men do?

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Logo
Media
Films and Television: Who Framed Roger RabbitRoger Rabbit II: The Toon PlatoonMickey's 60th BirthdayTummy TroubleRoller Coaster RabbitTrail Mix-UpBonkersVideo

Music: Soundtrack
Video Games: 1988 video gameNES gameGame Boy game

Disney Parks
Roger Rabbit's Hollywood (Unbuilt)Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

Parades: Disney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicDisney Classics Parade
Fireworks: Remember... Dreams Come True

Characters
Toons

Film: Roger RabbitJessica RabbitBaby HermanBaby Herman's MotherBenny the CabBongo the GorillaToon BulletsSinging SwordLena HyenaToon ShoeToon Patrol
Comics: SunshineNightwing
Deleted: Captain CleaverVoltaire
Other: Lenny the CabList of cameos in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Humans
Film: Eddie ValiantDoloresR.K. MaroonMarvin AcmeLt. SantinoAngeloJudge DoomTeddy Valiant
Comics: C.B. MaroonRick Flint

Songs
Why Don't You Do Right?The Merry-Go-Round Broke DownSmile Darn Ya SmileThis Only Happens in the Movies
Locations
ToontownCloverleaf IndustriesMaroon CartoonsLos AngelesValiant & ValiantAcme CorporationTerminal BarInk and Paint ClubHollywood
Objects
The DipThe Dip MachineAcme Disappearing/Reappearing InkMarvin Acme's willToon RevolverRed Car Trolly