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a documentary by Randy A. Riddle

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Masculine Women, Feminine Men

performed by Merritt Brunies and his Orch., Okey 40593

Recording from the collection of Randy A. Riddle, Transcription from piano roll in the Goatboy collection

Note: The piano roll lyrics (reproduced below) include more material than the recorded version.--RAR  
  
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  
HEY HEY  
Girls were girls and boys were boys when i was a tot,  
Now we don't know who is who or even whats what  
Knickers and trousers baggy and wide,  
Nobody knows who's walking inside  
Those Masculine Women Feminine Men  

Masculine Women Feminine Men  
which is the rooster which is the hen  
It's hard to tell 'em apart today  
And SAY...  
Auntie is smoking, rolling her own,  
Uncle is always buying cologne  
It's hard to tell 'em apart today  
HEY HEY  
You go and give your girl a kiss in the hall  
But instead you find you're kissing her brother Paul  
Mama's got a sweater up to her chin,  
Papa's got a girtle holding him in  
Those Masculine Women Feminine Men  

Stop, Look, Listen and you'll agree... with me  
Things are not what they used to be... you'll see  
You say hello to Uncle Joe,  
Then look again and you find it's your Aunti Flo  

Masculine Women Feminine Men  
which is the rooster which is the hen  
It's hard to tell 'em apart today  
And SAY...  
Wifey is playing billiards and pool,  
Hubby is dressing kiddies for school  
It's hard to tell 'em apart today  
HEY HEY  
Ever since the Prince of Wales in dresses was seen,  
What does he intend to be the King or the Queen  
Grandmother buys those tailor-made clothes  
Grandfather tries to smell like a rose  
Those Masculine Women Feminine Men  

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