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Lyr Req: Technique (Johnny Mercer)

tedrego@generation.net 14 Oct 97 - 01:56 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Aug 11 - 05:39 PM
Genie 08 Aug 11 - 06:01 PM
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Subject: Technique
From: tedrego@generation.net
Date: 14 Oct 97 - 01:56 AM

Looking for a copy of the song "Technique,Technique" which I first heard in a movie "Bernardine" in 1957.

The words are something like this:

You love 'em, you leave 'em That's what is known as technique, technique. The more you outguess them.....

I would like to have a copy of that song, both words and music.

Sorpotel


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Subject: Lyr Add: TECHNIQUE (Johnny Mercer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 05:39 PM

Lyrics copied from Lyrics Playground.
You can see a clip from the film at YouTube.
The song has a sort of calypso rhythm and dialect.


TECHNIQUE
Words and music by Johnny Mercer
As sung by Pat Boone in film "Bernardine" (1957)

You love 'em, you leave 'em;
That's what is known as technique.
The more you deceive 'em,
The more they like your technique.

They have the feminine mind,
Which is something like being color-blind.
We keep 'em guessing and that is how
We outmaneuver womankind.

Ooohhh, de women folk, they back is broad, they brain is weak,
Soooo, they pigeon for the bachelor technique.

Strong-arm them; caveman them.
They unimpressed with the male physique.
The more you defend them,
The more they like your technique.

Some like the arrogant stare.
Others like the shy retiring air,
While there are others who like you best of all
When you ain't even there.

Ooohhh, de women folk, they shape is fine, they brain is weak,
Soooo, they pigeon for the bachelor technique.

Protect them, respect them.
They mental process is quite unique.
The more you neglect them,
The more they like your technique.

Some like you tipping the hat,
Little civilized attentions like that,
So keep in mind when you kiss the hand,
You are also skinning the cat.

Ooohhh, de women folk, they face is fair, they brain is weak,
Soooo, they pigeon for the bachelor technique.

To make 'em jump through the ring,
Or to keep 'em dangling on a string,
You find out what they want you to do
And you do the opposite thing.

The less you caress them,
The more they turning the other cheek.
The more you outguess them,
The more they like your technique.

(Whistling)

So just remember what I have told you
And always keep it in mind.
We keep 'em guessing and that is how
We outmaneuver womankind.

I repeat now, keep 'em guessing and that is how
We outmaneuver womankind!

Keep 'em guessing and that is how
We outmaneuver womankind!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Technique (Johnny Mercer)
From: Genie
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 06:01 PM

To "get" the way the lyrics fit the music, you need to understand that the word "outmaneuver" is pronounced "out-MAN-ueVER." This not only highlights the pun on "man" v. "woman" but it makes the lyric fit the calypso syncopation.

The lines would break with the music so:
KEEP 'em GUESSing and
THAT is HOW we out
MAN-eu-VER woman
KIND.

(The 3rd syllABle of each line is accented a little more strongly than the first, but I can't format the text to indicate that.)


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