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Buttons and Bows
Dinah Shore Lyrics


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

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

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
Buttons and bows
Buttons and bows
Those frills and flowers and buttons and bows
Rings and things and buttons and bows

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jay Livingston, Ray Evans

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CYDennis

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 of 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 you longer, stronger where
Your 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
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
Buttons and bows, buttons and bows.



SpeedyEric1

East is East, and West is West,
and the wrong one I have chose!
Let's go where you keep on wearing those-
da-da-dahhs, and boppa dohs,
things and buttons, buttons and bows!
Don't bury me, uh - lovely pea,
something, la-la-laaaaa!
Let's all go to a... taco show,
and a how I love, such and thrush,
blow my nose, You look great in buttons and bows!
I love you in buckskin, la da-da da-da daaaa!
Everybody!
My bones denounce, the fearful trounce,
and la-la la-la Moldic rose!
Ba-da Seuss, a palm caboose,
and a panda hop, and pantyhose,
you look buppity, buttons and bowwwws!



SpeedyEric1

East is East, and West is West,
and the wrong one I have chose!
Let's go where you keep on wearing those-
da-da-dahhs, and boppa dohs,
things and buttons, buttons and bows!
Don't bury me, uh - lovely pea,
something, la-la-laaaaa!
Let's all go to a... taco show,
and a how I love, such and thrush,
blow my nose, You look great in buttons and bows!
I love you in buckskin, la da-da da-da daaaa!
Everybody!
My bones denounce, the fearful trounce,
and la-la la-la Moldic rose!
Ba-da Seuss, a palm caboose,
and a panda hop, and pantyhose,
you look buppity, buttons and bowwwws!



Icely Din

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



Mark Blackburn

When I was very young (still in diapers) my favorite Dinah Shore record was BUTTONS AND BOWS -- a song composed by the great songwriting team of “Livingston & Evans” (they won three Oscars) for the movie “Paleface” the year of my birth, and “Popularized by Dinah Shore.”

The song's inspired arrangement – with its clip-clop, clip-clop (horse's canter) rhythm – appealed to any child's imaginings of riding horses. Also the arrangement featured a guitar (my eventual 'favorite instrument') and, combined with Dinah's simply perfect delivery, it made my young heart sing with joy. But I didn't know until today who 'made it happen.' (There's always one person, right?)

His name was “Manie Sacks” – the little-known “Saint of Show Biz” – the subject of a new thread (today) at Sinatra Family Forum.

An informed on-line article on Manie's life says,

Early in 1950, the future 'Saint of Show Biz' producer Manie Sacks felt himself being overlooked by Columbia [and] when NBC and RCA heard that he was unhappy, they put together an offer – and hired Manie as vice president of the whole 'conglamorate' of NBC radio & TV, and RCA Victor. Dinah Shore switched from Columbia to stay with Manie. She told friends that she always thinks “of Manie sitting here helping me pick out a song, a dress, or a name for the baby.”

Shore related Sacks’s talent as a record producer. At her session for “Buttons and Bows” Sacks threw out a lush orchestration and insisted that she record it with just a rhythm section and guitar. This became the biggest-selling record of her career.

Thanks ScrambledEggs1969 for sharing this version. Celebrated this day at Sinatra Family - Forum - "Siriusly Sinatra" - MY FAVORITE VERSION , YOUR TOO? https://sinatrafamily.com/forum/showthread.php/50225-My-Favorite-Version-%28yours-too-%29?p=1305752#post1305752



Mark Blackburn

Wonderful comments below video from kindred spirits (the most recent from a year ago):
Wilhelm Taylor
1 year ago
This came out the year I was born, '48. I heard it on the radio when I was young and then never again until today in a PBS video. I looked it up on youtube and am so happy to hear it again.

Peter Lambert
5 years ago
"and French perfume that rocks the room"_ a great lyric!.

百五十一黒
5 years ago
Thank you for uploading . Writing from Japan. My grandmother had this record. At that time, I was only 5 or 6 years old. But I liked this song and felt merry to hear this song . When my grandmother died about 20 years ago, I put this record by her . So the record don't exist now, but it is beautiful memory for me.

Filmboy1999
6 years ago
This song means a lot, my great grandmother died recently , this was here favorite song played at her funeral at our final goodbye :( rip great gran



ossapinhosfazemhumah

East is East, and
West is West and the wrong one I have chose!
Let's go where you keep on wearing those-

da-da-dahhs, and boppa dohs,
things and buttons, buttons and bows!
Don't bury me, uh - lovely pea,
something, la-la-laaaaa! Let's all go to a...
taco show, and a how I love,
such and thrush, blow my nose,
You look great in buttons and bows!
I love you in buckskin, la da-da da-da daaaa!

Everybody! My bones denounce,
the fearful trounce, and la-la la-la mole that grows! Ba-da Seuss, a palm caboose,
and a panda hop, and pantyhose,
you look buppity, buttons and bowwwws!



NickInfante1992

East is East, and
West is West and the wrong one I have chose!
Let's go where you keep on wearing those
da-da-dahhs, and boppa dohs,
things and buttons, buttons and bows!
Don't bury me, uh - lovely pea,
something, la-la-laaaaa! Let's all go to a...
taco show, and a how I love,
such and thrush, blow my nose,
You look great in buttons and bows!
I love you in buckskin, la da-da da-da daaaa!
Everybody! My bones denounce,
the fearful trounce, and la-la la-la
Moldic rose! Ba-da Seuss, a palm caboose,
and a panda hop, and pantyhose,
you look buppity, buttons and bowwwws!



Mike Collins

As far as I can make it out ....

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 (see-met?) grows
Let's move down to some big town
Where they love a girl by the cut of her clothes
And I'll stand down in buttons and bows

I'll love you in buckskin
And skirts I've home-spun
But I'll love you longer, stronger where
Your friends don't tote a gun.

My bones renounce the (buck board bounce?)
And the cactus hurts my toes
Let's vamoose where gals keep usin' those
Silks and satins and ribons that shows
That I'm all yours in buttons and bows

In the Eastern trimmin' where women are women
With high silk hose and peek-a-boo clothes
And French perfume that racks the room -
And I'm all yours in buttons and bows



All comments from YouTube:

elise w

I'm 20 now, born in '96 and I can't even begin to explain the completely wonderful nostalgia this brings me. I listened to this song so many times with my grammy when I was little, she is such a huge reason that I love and have an appreciation for music from this time. Thank you for uploading :)

Ann Rose

I was born in the same year, 24 now. Love this and can't agree more.♡

Mr.Breaker

I’m good only 15 and I’ve been listening to music like this scene I was 8 love old music

Tom Frazier

@iSell Crack In U.S. social studies and placement, generations tend to be a big deal. About 25 years ago the term "Greatest generation" was applied to survivors of active participation in WWII. I was partly raised by my Grandparents, whom were in that. The Boomers were huge, and seemed to claim invention of Rock 'n Roll and Civil Rights. At an early age, 9 and ten years, I began to try and parse this, being a child of divorce &c. My musical tastes are somewhat eclectic, formed in the course of life. My Mom listened to Jimmy Buffett, Country Rock (Eagles &c.), some Classical and lots of bagpipe music. I inherited a bunch of 78s, about 1905-50 and really got into some unusual music, Latin. Hawaiian, and light opera. Classical & Swing rounded it out.

iSell Crack

I’ve always found it strange that people tend to bring up their age so often when referring to a certain music piece. Im honestly missing the point that is being made so I’d appreciate if someone explains it to me.
In regards to mentioning the year a particular song was made and saying that one likes it although it was such a long time ago I’d say that it shouldn’t be considered as something unusual (at least IMO. In fact I think its absolutely normal to enjoy a work of art that is created by professionals (for lack of a better word) who are also talented and have done it with passion and love. Art is oblivious to the factor of time and when in it’s highest form it effortlessly transcends through the ages as well as cultural, social, intellectual and many other barriers.

Tom Frazier

I just hit 50, and inherited boxes of 78s in the mid '80s, and had my musical taste warped completely. Hawaiian '20s-'40s, Argentine c1931, American & Latin pop 1905-50. Now that You Tube is here, I have them all back!

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PennieDee Studio

Took me 10+ years of watching Frasier to finally get here to hear the actual song lol.

KL LOH

@Stephan Le Same here

KL LOH

Hahahahahahaha. Thank God I am not the only one. Scary the rhythm just keeping in my mind

Optimus Prime

Lol just had the same thought lol. .....Let's all go to a taco show!!

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