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Frank Loesser

Frank Henry Loesser ( /ˈlɛsər/) (June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, among others. He won separate Tony Awards for the music and lyrics in both shows, as well as sharing the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the latter. He also wrote numerous songs for films and Tin Pan Alley, many of which have become standards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards for best song, winning once, for "Baby, It's Cold Outside". more »


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The average unmarried female 
Basically insecure 
Due to some long frustration may react 
With psychosomatic symptoms 
Difficult to endure 
Affecting the upper respiratory tract. 

In other words, just from waiting around for that plain little band of gold 
A person can develop a cold. 

You can spray her wherever you figure there's streptococci lurk 
You can give her a shot for whatever's she's got, but it just won't work 
If she's tired of getting the fish eye from the hotel clerk 
A person can develop a cold. 

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The female remaining single 
Just in the legal sense 
Shows a neurotic tendency, see note: (looks at note) 
Chronic organic symptoms 
Toxic or hyper tense 
Involving the eye, the ear, the nose, and throat. 

In other words, just from worrying if the wedding is on or off 
A person can develop a cough. 

You can feed her all day with the vitamin A and the bromofizz 
But the medicine never gets anywhere near where the trouble is. 
If she's getting a kind of name for herself, and the name ain't his 
A person can develop a cough. 

And further more, just from stalling, and stalling, 
And stalling the wedding trip 
A person can develop la grippe. 

When they get on that train to Niagara 
And she can hear church bells chime 
The compartment is air conditioned 
And the mood sublime 
Then they get off at Saratoga for the fourteenth time! 
A person can develop la grippe, 
La grippe. 
La post nasal drip. 
With the wheezes 
And the sneezes 
And a sinus that's really a pip! 

From a lack of community property 
And a feeling she's getting to old 
A person can develop a bad, bad cold!

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Written by: FABIO BAROVERO

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