Sunday, January 11, 2009

The more things change...

How about a song from 1927 hard it is to tell the boys and girls apart!

Masculine Women, Feminine Men

Hey! Hey! Women are going mad, today!
Hey! Hey! Fellers are just as bad, I’ll say!
Go anywhere, just stand and stare,
You’ll say they’re bugs when you look at the clothes they wear.

Masculine Women, Feminine Men,
which is the rooster which is the hen?
It’s hard to tell ‘em apart today.
And SAY…
Sister is busy learning to shave,
Brother just loves his permanent wave,
It’s hard to tell ‘em apart today.
Girls were girls and boys were boys when I was a tot,
Now we don’t know who is who or even what’s what.
Knickers and trousers, baggy and wide,
Nobody knows who’s walking inside.
Those Masculine Women, Feminine Men

Full lyrics on the link. Heard it on The Big Broadcast tonight. Man, wouldn't that be a great song for a mixed chorus at a queer event?

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