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Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings … Two Dollar Dress

GUEST,Logan Castlereign 31 Dec 13 - 06:18 AM
GUEST 31 Dec 13 - 10:04 AM
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Jim Dixon 31 Dec 13 - 11:56 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Jan 14 - 12:27 AM
GUEST,Sandra Dodd 04 Feb 19 - 09:30 PM
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Jim Dixon 08 Feb 19 - 11:46 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings/Two Dollar Dress
From: GUEST,Logan Castlereign
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 06:18 AM

I'm looking for lyrics and chords to an old-timey song called 'Cotton Lisle Stockings and a Two Dollar Dress' performed by Daisy Mae and Old Brother Charlie circa 1940s-50s. [Had to cut out some of the title to fit the Subject line.]

Couldn't find anything on the Inter/Web/Net except a copyright site and a hillbilly songs site. Between them I learned that Ethel Irene Arnett a/k/a Daisy Mae wrote the song and that Old Brother Charlie was Charles Arnett, Ethel's husband. But no words or music.

My wife has always refused to believe there was any such a song, especially since I repeated to her the only words I remember, 'You told my brother [mother?] I was a mess In my cotton lisle stockings and my two dollar dress.' My parents sang it every once in a while to us. Maybe in lieu of a lullaby.

Thanks.

Logie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings/Two Dollar Dress
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 10:04 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52anMg2NTCs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_3gQpCIIbM

I don't know yet if any of the words you want are on either of those Youtube clips. But I'll lose them if they ain't cut and pasted somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings/Two Dollar Dress
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 10:17 AM

Biographical info at the following site.

http://www.radioyears.com/other/details.cfm?id=591


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings/Two Dollar Dress
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 11:56 PM

There is a short excerpt of the song in the first "video" starting at 7:13:

http://youtu.be/52anMg2NTCs?t=7m13s

...asked a friend of his to take me to a dance
'Cause I never had no courtin' and I'd never had romance.
I dressed up in my Sunday clothes so I could look my best,
In my cotton lisle stockin's and a two-dollar dress.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings/Two Dollar Dress
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 12:27 AM

COTTON LISLE STOCKINGS AND A TWO DOLLAR DRESS was first advertised in Billboard magazine on May 3, 1952. It was released as a 78-rpm record, Columbia 20935, b/w THE BOY ACROSS THE STREET.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings/Two Dollar Dress
From: GUEST,Sandra Dodd
Date: 04 Feb 19 - 09:30 PM

My mom used to sing this.

Cotton Lisle Stockings and a Two-Dollar Dress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B1XzRVN_zA

Sorry I posted without hotlinks before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings/Two Dollar Dress
From: leeneia
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 09:59 AM

I wonder how "cotton lisle", which is a term I have only ever encountered in an old Agatha Christie novel, wound up in a song clearly marketed as American hillbilly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cotton Lisle Stockings/Two Dollar Dress
From: leeneia
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 10:38 AM

I'd like to see a country song where the country girl isn't portrayed as a loser. The media don't seem to realize that a country girl might have a cheap dress, but she's a great dancer with a sparkle in her eye, and she's a big hit at the dance.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COTTON LISLE STOCKINGS … TWO DOLLAR DRESS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 19 - 11:46 AM

My transcription from the video at YouTube:


COTTON LISLE STOCKINGS AND A TWO DOLLAR DRESS
D. M. Arnett
As recorded by Daisy Mae and Old Brother Charlie (1952)

1. My brother asked a friend of his to take me to a dance
’Cause I never had no courtin’ and I’d never had romance.
I dressed up in my Sunday clothes so I could look my best
In my cotton lisle stockin’s and a two-dollar dress.

CHORUS: Cotton lisle stockin’s and a two-dollar dress,
A two-dollar dress, I said, a two-dollar dress.
Then I heard him tell my brother that he thought I was a mess
In my cotton lisle stockin’s and my two-dollar dress.

2. He said I looked so corny he was ’shamed to take me out.
He told me I was countrified and I began to pout.
He took me home at nine o’clock; he said I needed rest
In my cotton lisle stockin’s and my two-dollar dress. CHORUS

3. I had the shortest romance that was ever known to be.
I guess he didn’t like my style of country finery.
He giggled when he told me of the charms that I possess
In them cotton lisle stockin’s and a two-dollar dress. CHORUS


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