Adelaide's Lament [From "Guys and Dolls"] [Live]
The average unmarried female Basically insecure Due to some long frustration may react React? With psychosomatic symptoms Difficult to endure Affecting the upper respiratory tract Achoo In other words Just from waiting around For that little band of gold A person can develop a cold You can spray her wherever you figure The streptococci lurk You can give her a shot For whatever 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 The female remaining single, uh Just in the legal sense, ahh Shows a neurotic tendency See note Where's note? Uh Chronic organic syndromes Toxic and hypertense Involving the eye, The ear and the nose and throat Oh, that's very interesting In other words Just from worrying Whether the wedding is on or off A person Can develop a cough You can feed her all day With the Vitamin A And the Bromo Fizz 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 a train For Niagara And she can hear church bells chime The compartment is air conditioned And the mood sublime They get off at Saratoga For the fourteenth time Well, 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 too old A person Can develop a bad, a bad, a really, really bad cold Ah, ah, ah ah achoo
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