Paroles de la chanson Ladies of the Chorus
(auteur/ compositeur: Irving Berlin)
interprété en choeur par les actrices du film
Marilyn Monroe et Adele Jergens
dans le film Ladies of the Chorus en 1948
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Ladies of the Chorus


Ladies of the chorus
That's what we are, it appears
We were inducted and we took a vow
We joined the Army but look at us now
We're ladies of the chorus
Don't we look lovely, my dears
In corsets and dresses
And cute golden tresses
To hide the dirt behind our ears

[Lady 1:]
I was a plumber
I quit work last summer
My number come up at the start

[Lady 2:]
I was a printer
I quit work last winter
They okayed my lungs and my heart

[Lady 3:]
I was a farmer
Potato embalmer
They took me away from the plow

[Lady 4:]
I was a packer
I chewed plug "terbaccer"
I wish I had some of it now

Oh, now we're in the chorus
Dressed up in girdles that squeeze
We're here to romance with
To sing and to dance with
A bunch of nerdy guys like these

[Guys:] Pardon me, but aren't you the country maiden?
[Gals:] Pardon me, but aren't you the city chap?
[Guys:] Cuddle closer won't you please
I'm about to take a squeeze
[Gals:] If you do then I will give your face a slap

[Guys:] I would love to take you home to meet my mother
[Gals:] I would like to meet your mother but I can't
[Guys:] She will treat you like a queen
[Gals:] But I'm only seventeen
[Guys:] If you are seventeen, then so's my aunt

[Gals:] Hi ho! I want you to behave
[Guys:] Hi ho! I think you need a shave

[Gals:] Do you think that you can get me into pictures?
[Guys:] If you're nice to me I'll get you on the screen
[Gals:] How about a movie test?
[Guys:] Not with hair upon your chest
[Gals:] And now it's time to dance but keep it clean