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Lyr Req: Put Your Shoes On, Lucy (Hank Fort)

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PUT YOUR SHOES ON LUCY


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O.B.B. 21 Apr 97 - 09:26 AM
Gene Graham 21 Apr 97 - 11:38 AM
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O.B.B 23 Apr 97 - 09:46 AM
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Amos 15 Jul 01 - 10:17 PM
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Helen 06 Apr 05 - 05:13 PM
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Subject: LYRICS/TITLE
From: O.B.B.
Date: 21 Apr 97 - 09:26 AM

"Put your shoes on Lucy, don't you know you're in the city Need title or more lyrics. Any other clues. THANKS.


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Subject: RE: LYRICS/TITLE
From: Gene Graham
Date: 21 Apr 97 - 11:38 AM

My wife came up with this verse:

PUT YOUR SHOES ON LUCY, DON'T YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN THE CITY

PUT YOUR SHOES ON LUCY, WE KNOW IT'S A PITY

THAT LUCY CAN'T GO BAREFOOT WHEREVER SHE GOES

'CAUSE SHE LIKES TO FEEL THE WIGGLE OF HER TOES.

Maybe this will help somebody else remember more.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PUT YOUR SHOES ON, LUCY (Hank B Fort Jr)
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Date: 22 Apr 97 - 06:41 PM

I spent years with a guitar accompaniment and a lost contact who knew the words. Eventually a friend found the sheet music. It's written by Hank B. Fort Jr.:

PUT YOUR SHOES ON, LUCY
(Hank B Fort Jr)

Put your shoes on, Lucy. Don't you know you're in the city?
Put your shoes on, Lucy. It really is a pity
That Lucy can't go barefoot wherever she goes,
'Cause she loves to feel the wiggle of her toes.

Put your shoes on, Lucy, 'cause you're here in old New York.
You'll get by all right if you let them hear you talk.
All the city slickers love that Southern drawl,
So give 'em that "honeychile" and "howdy, all."

Lucy, let the good things happen to you.
Lucy, won't you quit that gappin'?
How you act will be the death of me.
Don't they have skyscrapers down in Tennessee?

Put your shoes on, Lucy, even though they kinda pinch.
Stop that balking. You're going to do some walking, it's a cinch.
Use your party manners. You'll need them, and how!
Put your shoes on, Lucy. You're a big girl now.

There's also an intro:

Got an invitation to visit to Manhattan with my highfalutin king.
Sent off to the catalog to get some clothes.
Felt so stylish from my head to my toes.
Seen all the sights and I even did some flirtin'.
I was doin' all right till my feet started hurtin';
So I kicked off my shoes when I thought they couldn't see,
But they must have, 'cause this is what they all said to me:


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Subject: RE: LYRICS/TITLE
From: O.B.B
Date: 23 Apr 97 - 09:46 AM

THANKS!!! *:-)


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Subject: old song lyric
From: old buddy bob
Date: 14 Apr 97 - 04:10 PM

title? other lyrics? "put your shoes on lucy, don't you know you're in the city.


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Subject: RE: John O'Keefe
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 10:17 PM

Put Your Shoes On, Lucy

Written By: Unknown
Copyright Unknown

Put your shoes on, Lucy
Don't you know you're in the city?
Put your shoes on, Lucy
Don't you it's such a pity

Lucy takes her shoes off
Wherever she goes
'Cause she loves to watch the wiggle
Of her ten little toes!


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Subject: RE: LYRICS/TITLE Put your shoes on Lucy, don't..
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 03:49 PM

Anybody got an idea where I can get the tune to Put your shoes on Lucy?    I know the tune for the first two lines of the chorus, but that's all.


Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: LYRICS/TITLE Put your shoes on Lucy, don't..
From: Inukshuk
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 05:12 PM

Oh my God. This song was on the radio in the early fifties. Our school ma'arm's name was Lucy. We used to sing it out lustily in the school yard and then wait to get thrashed later for some unrelated infraction.


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Subject: RE: LYRICS/TITLE Put your shoes on Lucy, don't..
From: Helen
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for this thread. I was notorious as a teenager for walking around with no shoes on. Amazing what a kerfuffle that created. :-(   My Mum used to sing the first line only "Put your shoes on Lucy" but I don't think she knew the rest.


Helen


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Subject: RE: LYRICS/TITLE Put your shoes on Lucy, don't..
From: 12-stringer
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 05:46 PM

The hit record, on 78, was by Robert Clary, who later played the French guy on "Hogan's Heroes" and did a couple of soap opera stints in the 70s, occasionally singing.


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Subject: RE: LYRICS/TITLE Put your shoes on Lucy, don't..
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 05:53 PM

Yeah, my Mom used to sing that to us, too. She sang the "Don't you know you're in the city" part, but not much more as I remember it.


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Subject: RE: LYRICS/TITLE Put your shoes on Lucy, don't..
From: Helen
Date: 07 Apr 05 - 03:40 AM

Snuffy, you're right, except that I thought this was a new thread and I was suggesting to Bo to do a Forum search.

Oh well, it was early in the morning and my brain was still in snooze mode.

And Uncle DaveO, I was agreeing with you!

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Put Your Shoes On, Lucy
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 03:29 PM

You can hear (or download) Gracie Fields singing PUT YOUR SHOES ON, LUCY at The Internet Archive. It's song #7 on that page. The lyrics are pretty close to those posted above by the unnamed guest on 22 Apr 1997, but without the intro.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Put Your Shoes On, Lucy
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 02:04 AM

Q was having trouble posting to this thread, so I'll post it for him:
    The song was composed by Hank Fort, a singer-composer, and a woman, full name Alma Louise Middleton Hankins Fort, born 1914, from Nashville.
    "I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded" was a hit composition.
    "You Can't Hurt Me Now Cause I'm Dead" is another example of her humor.

    Her cd, "Hank Fort Sings Her Own Great Songs," was released by Epic in 1958.
    (Boy, would I like to have it!)

Here's a YouTube Recording by Hank Fort, and another by Anne Shelton.

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: PUT YOUR SHOES ON, LUCY (Hank Fort)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 07:30 PM

"Hank" Fort was a woman: Alma Louise Middleton Hankins Fort (1914-1973). I think the songwriter's own sung version should carry more weight than other versions, Therefore, here's my transcription from the YouTube video?see Joe Offer's link above. I have boldfaced the words that are different from those above.


PUT YOUR SHOES ON, LUCY
As sung by Hank Fort

Got an invitation to visit
In Manhattan with my highfalutin kin.
Ordered from a catalog some fancy clo'es.
I looked so stylish from my head to my toes.
Saw ev'ry sight an' I even did some flirtin'.
Oh, I did all right till my feet took to hurtin'.
I slipped off my shoes when I thought they couldn't see,
But they must 'a', 'cause this is what they always sang to me:

Put your shoes on, Lucy. Don't you know you're in the city?
Put your shoes on, Lucy. It's really such a pity
Lucy can go barefoot wherever she goes,
'Cause she loves to feel the wiggle of her toes.

Put your shoes on, Lucy, 'cause you're here in old New York.
You'll get by all righty if you let 'em hear you talk.
All these city slickers love that Southern drawl,
So give 'em that "honey chile" an' "hi, you all."

Lucy, let the good things happen.
Lucy, won't you stop that yappin'?
How you act will be the death o' me.
Don't they have skyscrapers down in Tennessee?

Put your shoes on, Lucy, even though they kind o' pinch.
Stop balkin'. You gotta do some walkin', that's a cinch.
Use your party manners. You'll need 'em, an' how!
Put your shoes on, Lucy. You're a big girl now.

Lucy, you're such a lady killer.
You'd be a dandy babysitter.
Ev'ry time you're walkin' down the street,
You just insist on stoppin' just to rest your feet.


Put your shoes on, Lucy, even though they kinda pinch.
Stop balkin'. You gotta do some walkin', that's a cinch.
Use your party manners. You'll need 'em, an' how!
Put your shoes on, Lucy. You're a big girl now.


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