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Thread #59001   Message #939041
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Apr-03 - 02:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mister Sears and Roebuck (Dorothy Shay)
Subject: Lyr Add: MISTER SEARS AND ROEBUCK (Dorothy Shay)
As recorded by Dorothy Shay, 1949.

Dear Mister Sears and Roebuck:
I been sittin' here a-thumbin' through your book.
Page a hundred ninety-nine
Shows a stove that's mighty fine
And a feller in an apron like a cook.

Dear Mister Sears and Roebuck:
That electric stove's away above my class.
It's a beauty, yes indeed,
But the thing I really need
Is that man to teach me how to cook with gas.

Don't send the stove. It's the kind I'd like to buy,
But I ain't makin' much singin' ballads.
I don't need the stove, but if I could have a guy,
He could toss me around like his salads.

Oh, Mister Sears and Roebuck:
All the items in your catalog are slick,
But the gadget I'd admire
Is that man beside my fire.
Take his apron off and send him to me quick.

Dear Mister Sears and Roebuck:
I been checkin' your supplies for tennis courts.
There is somethin' I should get--
Not a racket or a net--
But I sure could use that rascal in the shorts.

Dear Mister Sears and Roebuck:
Your canoe on page a hundred forty-three--
Now that's the type that I would pick,
But I'm up a diff'rent crick.
Can't you send a feller here to paddle me?

I don't want a bath. Soapy water makes me howl.
Don't the folks in your ads ever mind it?
I can't use a bath. You can keep your Turkish towel;
Only ship me the sheik from behind it.

Don't mean to fuss, ol' Roebuck,
But you'll never fill my order, it appears.
If the shortage is acute,
I'm an easy girl to suit.
I'll shut up if you will send me Mister Sears, if he ain't taken.
I'll shut up if you will send me Mister Sears.

[Information from at Penn State library:
Composers: Ray Gilbert, William Okie, Al Gannay.
Arranger: Harry Simeone.
Publisher: Paul Warnow 1949 (Spec. Lyrics OK'd by Mr. McGregor)]