> ~ Insights by SewCalGal ~

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quack Ups: The Sewing Machine

quilted duck


The song "The Sewing Machine", sung by Betty Hutton in the 1947 movie from Paramount Pictures called "The Perils of Pauline", just quacked me up and I wanted to share the lyrics and a youtube video with you today.  Here are the lyrics:

Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine.
A girl's best friend.
If I didn't have my sewing machine
I'd a come to no good end.
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
and wheel the wheel by day
So by night I feel so weary that I never get out to play.


Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine
A helping hand
If I didn't having me sewing machine
I'd drink to beat the band.
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
As busy as a bug.
So by night I feel so weary that I can hardly lift a mug.
Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine
A friend in need
If I didn't have my sewing machine
A wicked life I'd lead
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
And dream about romance
So by night I feel so weary that I never get out to dance.

Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine
A pal so dear
If I didn't have my sewing machine
I'd try a stage career
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
Till amateur night comes by
But by then I feel so weary that I haven't the strength to try.

Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine
Me pride and joy
If I didn't have my sewing machine
I'd marry James McCoy
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
And that's the end of Jim '
Cause by night I get so weary I don't even look good to him.

Ohh, have I got a boss, he looks like a hoos
His name's Joe Gurt
If he didn't own the sewing machine
I'd a kicked him where it hurts
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
He keeps his eyes on me
Why I never have kicked him still remains a mystery.

Ohh, I thread the needle and fix the shuttle
And put in the cloth and pull up the lever
And a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle

And wheel the wheel all day
Ohh, the sewing machine
the sewing machine Is a girl's best friend.

And here is a youtube video of Betty singing this song.  



If you use a MAC or have problems viewing this embedded video click here to view it directly via youtube.


I hope you enjoyed this song and it quacked you up too!



Print Friendly and PDF


5 comments:

beaquilter said...

oh funny video! I posted on FB, a good morning chuckle.

Barb said...

I am quacking all over the place...cute...

Missy Shay said...

LOL! What movie is that from? I want to watch it!

lcscottage said...

That was fun to watch and listen to! Thanks so much for posting!

Martha said...

That was AWESOME!!!! What fun and I love her song!! I needed a good laugh and that sure did it. Now I need to watch the movie, love those oldies :^) Thank you SewCalGal!!!