Friday, January 08, 2010

The Sewing Machine



I was playing around on the computer tonight and came across this song and video. Who wouldn't love this!


Betty Hutton sang this song in the opening of the musical "The Perils of Pauline" in 1947 (The true story of Pearl White). Betty Hutton was best known for her 1950's role of "Annie Get Your Gun".


Here are some of the lyrics:

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

Oh, the sewing machine, the sewing machine
A helping hand
If I didn’t have my sewing machine
I’d drink to beat the band
But I bobbin and bobbin
And peddle and peddle
As busy as a bug
So by night I feel so weary
That I can hardly lift a mug

Oh, 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 I bobbin and bobbin
And peddle and peddle
And dream about romance
So by night I feel so weary
That I never get out to dance

...etc...

Oh, I thread the needle and fix the shuttle
And put in the cloth
And pull out the lever
And bobbin and bobbin
And peddle and peddle
And wheel the wheel all day

Oh, the sewing machine, the sewing machine
The sewing machine, the sewing machine
Is a girl’s best friend
This is the end!

Isn't this just plain fun!

8 comments from wonderful readers:

Shelley said...

I absolutely love this post and thank you so much for the little ditty!!

paulette said...

Love the ditty and LOVED the machines- thanks for sharing!
Paulette

MARCIE said...

Oh Dawn that is hilarious! What a find on You-tube! Gotta love those old movies!

Pat said...

I especially enjoy your blog. Betty Hutton and the old ssewing machines sure bring back a lot of memories. The quilts are beautiful.

Nann said...

Ah, the movies--they can even romanticize sweatship labor. I'm glad that I can sew because I want to, not because I have to do it to make a living.

The Pepplers said...

Haha, how on earth did you even find that?! It is a pretty funny song though!

Barb said...

incredible machines -
thanks for sharing
barb

Cathie in UT said...

Love the You Tube and Betty Hutton was a wonderful actress from the golden age of musicals!
Thanks for the smile