Saturday, November 19, 2005

I Cain't Say No

I Cain't Say No
music by Richard Rodgers (left)
lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II (right)

It ain't so much a question of not knowin' whut to do,
I knowed whut's right and wrong since I been ten.
I heared a lot of stories---and I reckon they are true---
About how girls are put upon by men.
I know I musn't fall into the pit, but when I'm with a feller---I fergit!

I'm just a girl who cain't say no, I'm in a terrible fix.
I always say, "Come on, let's go!"
Jist when I orta say nix!

When a person tries to kiss a girl I know she orta give his face a smack.
But as soon as someone kisses me, I somehow sorta wanta kiss him back.

I'm jist a fool when lights are low, I cain't be prissy and quaint--
I ain't the type that c'n faint---
How can I be whut I ain't?
I cain't say no!

Whut you gonna do when a feller gits flirty and starts to talk purty?
Whut you goin' to do?
S'posin' 'at he says 'at yer lips're like cherries, er roses, er berries?
Whut you goin' to do?
S'posin' 'at he says 'at you're sweeter 'n cream and he's gotta have cream 'er die?
Whut you goin' to do when he talks that way?
Spit in his eye?

I'm just a girl who cain't say no, cain't seem to say it all.
I hate to disserpoint a beau when he's payin' a call.
For a while I ack refined and cool,
A settin' on the velveteen settee--
Nen I think of thet ol' golden rule,
And do fer him whut he would do fer me.

I cain't resist a Romeo in a sombrero and chaps.
Soon as I sit on their laps somethin' inside of me snaps---
I cain't say no!

I'm just a girl who cain't say no.
Kissin's my favorite food.
With ot without the misteltoe I'm in a holiday mood.

Other girls are coy and hard to catch, but other girls ain't havin' any fun.
Ev'ry time I lose a wrestlin' match I have a funny feelin' that I won.
Though I can feel the undertow, I never make a complaint till it's too late fer restraint,
Then when I want to I cain't---
I can't say no!


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