Buttons and Bows Lyrics - Dinah Shore

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Release information
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Jazz Pop
Style: Vocal/Easy Listening
length: 2:46
composer: Jay Livingston
lyricist: Ray Evans
(Spoken:) A western ranch is just a branch of Nowhere Junction to me.
Give me the city where living's pretty and the gals wear finery.

East is east and west is west
And the wrong one I have chose
Let's go where I'll keep on wearin'
Those frills and flowers and buttons and bows
Rings and things and buttons and bows
Don't bury me in this prairie
Take me where the cement grows
Let's move down to some big town
Where they love a gal by the cut o' her clothes
And I'll stand out
In buttons and bows
I'll love you in buckskin
Or skirts that I've homespun
But I'll love ya' longer, stronger where
Yer friends don't tote a gun
My bones denounce the buckboard bounce
And the cactus hurts my toes
Let's vamoose where gals keep usin'
Those silks and satins and linen that shows
And I'm all yours in buttons and bows
Gimme eastern trimmin' where women are women
In high silk hose and peek-a-boo clothes
And French perfume that rocks the room
And I'm all yours in buttons and bows

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Chantez, Chantez
  • 2 Jim
  • 3 Blues in the Night
  • 4 It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House
  • 5 I'll Walk Alone
  • 6 Mad About Him, Sad Without Him, How Can I Be Glad Without Him Blues
  • 7 The Gypsy
  • 8 Dear Hearts and Gentle People
  • 9 Blues in Advance
  • 10 I Ain't Down Yet
  • 11 Laughing on the Outside
  • 12 Buttons and Bows