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What's a Poor Girl Gonna Do?

    (Blanche Calloway-Cameron)

Transcribed from Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys, recorded July 27, 1934.
From Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys, 1925-1935; The Chronogical Classics 783.
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Can't help sighin', feel like dyin;
Technocrats are prime mechanical men,
Machinery will ruin me,
Ain't been so worried in I don't know when!

What's a poor gal gonna do with a man of steel?
One who has been wired for sound, and ain't got no sex appeal?
What's a poor gal gonna do with a mechanical man?
One who is neither Democrat nor Republican?

Gals nowadays are energetic, athletic, and poetic,
Without a chance of ruination,
What will be their inspiration?
Lordy, hear me while I pray,
Please don't take the men away;
If they leave this world, I'm asking you,
What's a poor gal gonna do?

What's a poor gal gonna do with a man of steel?
One who has been wired for sound, and ain't got no sex appeal?
What's a poor gal gonna do with a mechanical man?
One who is neither Democrat nor Republican?

Gals nowadays are modernistic, want their loving futuristic,
Believe me, there's no substitute
For a great big he-man brute;
Lord, hear me while I pray,
Please don't take the men away;
If they leave this world, I'm asking you,
What's a poor gal gonna do?


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Published 2/27/99.


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