Mudcat Café message #113454 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13646   Message #113454
Posted By: Joe Offer
11-Sep-99 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: 'Hostile to the opposite sex' songs
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: WE DON'T NEED THE MEN (M Reynolds)
I guess I have to admit that women can get pretty clever with their male-bashing songs. This one is so good, I wish I could feel comfortable singing along. It really is difficult nowadays, for us "enlightened" guys to go to concerts with women of the nineties. Inevitably, there's a male-bashing song, and we're expected to sit and smile politely while we're being verbally castrated. It really is difficult to know how to behave in such situations. Oh, they always say, "We don't mean YOU, Joe," but they sure do seem to enjoy watching me squirm.
-Joe Offer-

WE DON'T NEED THE MEN
(Malvina Reynolds, 1958)

(Intro) It says in Coronet Magazine, June 1956, page 10,
That married women are not as happy as women who have no men
Married women are cranky, frustrated, and disgusted
While single women are bright and gay, creative and well-adjusted

We don't need the men, we don't need the men
We don't need to have them round, except for now and then
They can come to see us when we need to move the piano
Otherwise they can stay at home and read about the White Sox
We don't care about them, we can do without them
They'll look cute in a bathing suit on a billboard in Manhattan

We don't need the men, we don't need the men
We don't need to have them round, except for now and then
They can come to see us when they have tickets for the symphony
Otherwise they can stay at home and play a game of pinochle
We don't care about them, we can do without them
They'll look cute in a bathing suit on a billboard in Milwaukee

We don't need the men, we don't need the men
We don't need to have them round, except for now and then
They can come to see us when they're feeling pleasant and agreeable
Otherwise they can stay at home and holler at the TV programs
We don't care about them, we can do without them
They'll look cute in a bathing suit on a billboard in Madagascar

We don't need the men, we don't need the men
We don't need to have them round, except for now and then
They can come to see us when they're all dressed up with a suit on
Otherwise they can stay at home and drop towels in their own bathroom
We don't care about them, we can do without them
They'll look cute in a bathing suit on a billboard in Tierra del Fuego.


JRO

MIDI file: WEDON'~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: We Don't Need the Men
Text: By Malvina Reynolds
Copyright: Copyright 1958, Schroder Music (ASCAP)
Key: E
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
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