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Sobbin' Women

Howard Keel, Betty Hutton, Red SkeltonInvalid date

Sobbin' Women Lyrics

Sobbin' Women - Howard Keel/Betty Hutton/Red Skelton

Tell you about them sobbing women


Who lived in the Roman days


It seems that they all went swimming


While their man was off to graze


Well a Roman Troop was riding by


And saw them in their me-oh-my


So they took them all back home to dry

Least that's what Plutarch says


Oh yes them a-women was sobbing

Sobbing sobbing fit to be tied


Every muscle was throbbing throbbing

From that riotious ride


Seems they cried and kissed

And kissed and cried

All over that Roman countryside


So don't forget that


When you're taking a bride


Sobbing fit to be tied


From that riotious ride


They never did return their plunder

The victor gets all the loot


They carried them home by thunder

To rotundas small but cute


And you've never seen so they tell me

Such downright domesticity


With a Roman baby on each knee

Named Claudius and Brute


Oh yes them a-women was sobbing

Sobbing sobbing passing them nights


While the Romans was going out

Hobnobbing starting up fights


They kept occupied by sewing lots

Of little old togas for them tots

And saying "Some day women folks will have rights"


Passing all of their nights

Just sewing

While the Romans had fights


When the men folk went to fetch them


The women would not be fetched


It seems when the Romans catch them


Their lady friends stay catched


Now let this be because it's true

A lesson to the likes of you

Rough them up like them there Romans do

Or else they'll think you're tetched


Oh yes them women were sobbing

Sobbing sobbing buckets of tears


Mighty sad


On account of dobbin dobbin

Really rattled their ears


And that ain't all


Oh they acted angry and annoyed


But secretly they were overjoyed


You might recall that


When corralling your steers

Oh oh oh them poor little dears


Oh yes them a-women was sobbing

Sobbing sobbing weeping a ton

Ah them sobbing women

Just remember what Robin Robin

Robin Hood would have done


Ah them sobbing women

We'll be just like them there merry men


And make them all merry once again

And though they'll be a-sobbing for a while


Oh yes we're gonna make them


Sobbing women smile