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Yo Mister
Unreleased track recorded (w/ Prince vox) on November 11, 1986. Patti LaBelle recorded her vox on May 21, 1988 for album Be Yourself (June 26, 1989). Written by Prince.

 
Heh
Yo mister, how's ur daughter?
U really ought 2 know
4 everything U taught her don't matter when she's all alone

Her crazy friend named Kara after all of us told her no
She did another speedball, now she's goin' nowhere slow
Her papa caught her 4 the 1st time and he put her out on the street
Kara told me 2 remind him that she was only 17

Yo mister, how's ur daughter?
U know U really ought 2 know
4 everything U taught her don't matter when she's all alone

Kara got hooked up with the wrong kids
Then she started skippin' school
Then Kara got high 2 make disappear a world full of fools
N her eyes her father was the biggest fool of 'em all
When she was speedin', that's what she'd say
Maybe, maybe she wouldn't talk so stupid, huh
If she knew how much she needed this fool 2day

We say yo mister, how's ur daughter? (Whoo)
U really ought 2 know
4 everything U taught her don't matter when she's all alone
She needs U right now, mister, cuz she ain't got long 2 live
It's easy 2 say I love U but it's harder 2 4give

Her father cried when I told him that Kara twice got knocked up
He said "Just like her mama!
She shows her body when she wants 2 show love
She tried that stuff with me once, huh, and I beat her down
There's no way I could let her stay, couldn't let her stick around
Cuz I tried so hard 2 raise her right"
He said, "What made her turn out this way?"
And I said, "Yo mister, heh, how's ur daughter 2night?"

Yo mister, how's ur daughter?
U really ought 2 know
4 everything U taught her, mister
It don't matter when she's all alone
She needs U right now, mister, cuz she ain't got long 2 live
It's easy 2 say I love U but it's harder 2 4give
Yo mister, how's ur daughter?
Yo mister, how's ur daughter? (Oh yeah)
Yo mister, how's ur daughter? (Yeah)
Yo mister, how's ur daughter? (Yeah!)


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