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Thread #8531   Message #3648931
Posted By: Jim Dixon
06-Aug-14 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs by Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
Subject: Lyr Add: SIX WOMEN (ME AND HENRY VIII)
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SIX WOMEN (ME AND HENRY VIII)
Words by Jack Yellen and Irving Caesar; music by Ray Henderson.
From "George White's Scandals of 1934"
As recorded by Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", 1934.

Six women didn't last me very long.
Six women put the blues into my song.
Six women done two good men wrong:
Me and Henry the Eighth.

Six times I had to take it on the chin.
Six times I took a chance and didn't win.
Six times somebody else chiseled in
On me and Henry the Eighth.

Henry was a mighty king; a mighty king was he.
Look what they did to a king; what chance was there for me?

Six men made me take it like a chump.
Six women gave it to me with a bump.
Six women shattered all the faith
In me and Henry the Eighth.

The same as old King Henry, my first one was Catherine,
A long and lanky lovin' mama who was tall and thin.
One day the fleet came in and there were sailors all about.
Well, boys, the fleet was in and I was out.

My second one was a redhead and I think her name was Anne.
I walked into my flat one day and there was a traveling man.
He grabbed his hat and coat and I took out my forty-four.
Annie doesn't live there anymore.

I thought I'd try again and got a gal whose name was Jane,
And I was awfully good to her, but it was all in vain.
One day I had a Rolls Royce delivered to her door,
But she ran off with the ice man an half an hour before.

The fourth one weighed two hundred pounds, the kind the Greeks prefer.
Did you ever see a bus walking? Well, I did; that was her;
And every day she beat me up till I was blue and black,
So I telegraphed her husband to come on and take her back.

The next was number five; after she became my missus,
One day I mailed to her a check for fifty thousand kisses.
I asked her what she did with it and she answered me at once:
"The landlord cashed it for me, dear, and the rent is paid for months."

Then came number six, a gal who gave me such a thrill
That every time I kissed her, I gave her a dollar bill;
And when I asked where she got her tens and twenties too,
She said, "Why, darling, everyone is not as stingy as you."

Six women didn't last me very long.
Six women put the blues into my song.
Six women done two good men wrong:
Me and Henry the Eighth.