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Song: Masculine Women! Feminine Men!

Song: Masculine Women! Feminine Men!
Lyrics: Edgar Leslie(3)

Music: James V. Monaco(4)
Year: 1925(1)
Genre:
Country: USA


Hey! Hey! Women are going mad, today!
Hey! Hey! Fellers are just as bad, I'll say!
Go anywhere, just stand and stare,
You'll say they're bugs when you look at the clothes they wear.

Masculine Women, Feminine Men,
which is the rooster which is the hen?
It's hard to tell 'em apart today.
And SAY...
Sister is busy learning to shave,
Brother just loves his permanent wave,
It's hard to tell 'em apart today.
HEY! HEY!
Girls were girls and boys were boys when I was a tot,
Now we don't know who is who or even what’s what.
Knickers and trousers, baggy and wide,
Nobody knows who's walking inside.
Those Masculine Women, Feminine Men

Masculine Women. Feminine Men
which is the rooster which is the hen?
It's hard to tell 'em apart today.
And SAY...
Auntie is smoking, rolling her own,
Uncle is always buying cologne.
It's hard to tell 'em apart today.
HEY! HEY!
You go and give your girl a kiss in the hall,
But instead you find you're kissing her brother Paul.
Mama's got a sweater up to her chin,
Papa's got a girtle holding him in.
Those Masculine Women, Feminine Men

Stop, Look, Listen and you'll agree... with me.
Things are not what they used to be. you'll see.
You say hello to Uncle Joe,
Then look again and you find it's your Aunti Flo.
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Masculine Women, Feminine Men
which is the rooster which is the hen?
It's hard to tell 'em apart today.
And SAY...
Wifey is playing billiards and pool,
Hubby is dressing kiddies for school.
It's hard to tell 'em apart today.
HEY! HEY!
Ever since the Prince of Wales in dresses was seen,
What does he intend to be the King or the Queen?
Grandmother buys those tailor-made clothes,
Grandfather tries to smell like a rose.
Those Masculine Women, Feminine Men


Notes:

1 - Recorded on Columbia, #569D by Frank Harris (Irving Kaufman), 29 January, 1926; by the Merrit Brunies Friars Inn Orchestra on OKEH records 40593B, 2 March 1926; by Phil Hughe and His High Hatter, 11 March 1926, on Pathe 36405 and Perfect records 14586.

2 - From the sheet music cover: "Which is the rooster? Which is the hen?"

3 - Edgar Leslie, (1885 - 1976) biography from the Songwriters Hall of Fame

4 - James V. Monaco (1885 - 1945) biography from the Songwriters Hall of Fame