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Thread #35163   Message #1050120
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
08-Nov-03 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords: You Need Skin (Leon Rosselson)
Subject: Lyr Add: SKIN (Allan Sherman)
It doesn't help with the original request, but it made me think of

SKIN - words by Allan Sherman parody of HEART Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
© 1955 (Renewed 1983) Lakshmi Puja Ltd./J & J Ross Music c/o The Songwriters Guild of America (ASCAP)

You've gotta have skin
All you really need is skin
Skin's the thing that if you got it outside
It helps keep your insides in
It covers your nose
And it's wrapped around your toes
And inside it you put lemon meringue
And outside you hang your clothes

Skin is what you feel at home in
And without it furthermore
Both your liver and abdomen
Would keep falling on the floor
And you'd be dressed in your intestine

A Siamese twin
Needs an extra set of skin
When the Doctor knows that you're feeling sick
Where does he stick his needle in
In the end of your skin

All your friends and all your kinfolks
Whether poor or whether rich
They have all got lots of skin folds
It's convenient when they itch
Nothing can match it when you scratch it

It fits perfectly
Yours fits you and mine fits me
When you're sitting down
It folds and looks grand
And then when you stand
It's where you've been
Ain't you glad you got skin?

When you were just a little baby
Well your skin fit fine
And it's still going to fit you
When you're 6 foot 9
So whether you're fat, tall
Big, small, chubby or thin
Ain't you glad you got skin?

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