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Album: Threepenny Opera

Barbara Song

Barbara Song

I used to believe in the days I was pure
And I was pure like you used to be
My wonderful someone will come to me someday and then it will all depend on me
If he’s a fine man, if he’s a rich man,
Wears a fine cravat, smokes a cigar
And if he’s gallant and treats me like a lady then I shall tell him

Chin up high keep your powder dry
Don’t relax or go too far.
Look, the moon is gonna shine till dawn
Keep the little rowboat crusing on and on
You stay perpendicular
Oh, you can’t just let a man walk over you
Cold and dignified is what you are
Such a whole lot of things can happen
So firmly say but sweetly

One day comes a man
But what kind of a man
Do you know why he does what he does
He walked into my room and he hung up his hat
And I just didn’t know where I was
He was a lean man, he was a mean man
He didn’t own a cravat, smoked no cigar
And God knows he never made me feel a lady.
Just wasn’t time for sorry
Chin up high my chin was down
My shoes and I relaxed, but far too far
Oh, the way the moon kept shining on
The night was nice for rowing and this girl was gone
Not so perpendicular
So you let a man just walk right over you
Who said dignified is what you are
Such a wonderful lot of terrible things did happen
And now it’s you can tell me

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