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Jim Dixon 17 Mar 11 - 12:54 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE'S ONE OF THOSE OLD-FASHIONED LADIES
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 12:54 AM

Found at an old-time radio web site. (Click to play an mp3 file.) My transcription:


SHE'S ONE OF THOSE OLD-FASHIONED LADIES
Words and music by Leslie Elliott & Robert Rutherford
London: Sterling Music Pub. Co., Ltd. ©1938.
As sung by Gracie Fields

My auntie Flo is sixty or so.
She always says she's old-fashioned and slow.
She's never been married, you'll hear her exclaim,
But she's covered some grass in her time all the same,

'Cause she's one of those old-fashioned ladies
With funny old-fashioned ideas.
Men of today are unmanly, she'll say,
And they don't seem to love in the old-fashioned way.
She says she has dreams of a lover sublime.
He comes in her sleep like a nursery rhyme,
So she stays in her bed for three weeks at a time
'Cause she's one of those old-fashioned ladies.

Cocktails and spirits she never permits,
But last Christmas party she had us in fits.
She drank two small ports and then did the split
'Cause she's one of those old-fashioned ladies.

Auntie will say: girls of today
Speak in the naughtiest blush-making way,
But tell her a story you think is new,
And she'll say, "I heard that one before I was two."

'Cause she's one of those old-fashioned ladies
With funny old-fashioned ideas.
Children today are all spoiled, she will say.
How diff'rent from good Queen Victoria's day!
Singing, she says, is an art that is dead,
And crooners, well, they simply make her see red,
But she's twenty-seven portraits(?) of Bing round her bed
'Cause she's one of those old-fashioned ladies.

She's one of those old-fashioned ladies
With funny old-fashioned ideas.
Girls say such things, you will hear Auntie tell,
And this slang from America's really?well, well!
"Gosh" and "oh gee" sound so common, she'll say.
The worst of the lot is that dreadful "OK,"
But I heard her call someone a "twerp" yesterday
'Cause she's one of those old-fashioned ladies.

She says that the talkies ...(?)
Not fit for a lady to see or to speak,
And she ought to know?she goes five times a week
'Cause she's one of those old-fashioned ladies!

She's one of those old-fashioned ladies
With funny old-fashioned ideas.
Husbands today are so rare, she will say,
So she just jogs along in her spinsterly way.
It seems such a pity she never was wed,
But she has a cat and a parrot instead,
And a hot-water bottle she always calls "Fred"
'Cause she's one of those old-fashioned ladies!


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