Button & Bows

I came across this song today for the first time & given that it was first recorded in 1947 & has been sung by both Bob Hope & Jane Russell - I'm surprised it's passed me by! The lyrics are kinda cute too! If you dying for more info on the song, pop over to Wikipedia here!

 East is east and west is west
And the wrong one I have chose
Let's go where I'll keep on wearin'
Those frills and flowers and buttons and bows
Rings and things and buttons and bows
Don't bury me in this prairie
Take me where the cement grows
Let's move down to some big town
Where they love a gal by the cut o' her clothes
And I'll stand out
In buttons and bows
I'll love you in buckskin
Or skirts that I've homespun
But I'll love ya' longer, stronger where
Yer friends don't tote a gun
My bones denounce the buckboard bounce
And the cactus hurts my toes
Let's vamoose where gals keep usin'
Those silks and satins and linen that shows
And I'm all yours in buttons and bows
Gimme eastern trimmin' where women are women
In high silk hose and peek-a-boo clothes
And French perfume that rocks the room
And I'm all yours in buttons and bows


  1. I love this song! I have a recording of Bob Hope and Jack Benny singing it from way back. Very, very cute.


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