Testo Thoroughly ModernMillie Second Hand Rose Mame – Supremes

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Testo della canzone Thoroughly ModernMillie Second Hand Rose Mame delle Supremes
(Sammy Cahn, J.V. HuesenJames Hanley, GrantClarke, Harlan HowardJerry Herman)

There are three well known young ladies
People talk about today
Three young ladies known for fortune and fame
They aren’t Mod
They don’t sing Rock
A real old fashioned trio
Who are simply known as Millie, Rose and Mame


Everything today is thoroughly modern
Check your personality
Everything today makes yesterday slow
You better face reality

It’s not insanity
Says Vanity Fair
In fact, it’s stylish to raise your skirts and bob your hair

In a rumble seat the world is so cosy
If the boy is kissable
And that tango dance they wouldn’t allow

Goodbye, good, goody girl
I’m changing and how
So beat the drums
cause here comes thoroughly modern Millie now


I’m wearing second hand hats
Second hand clothes
That’s why they call me second hand Rose
(You’re ragged)
Even my pajamas when I don em
Has somebody else’s nitials on ‘em

Second hand pearls
Oh, I’m wearing second hand curls
I never had a single thing that’s new
(What’s a girl to do about it?)

Once while strolling through the Ritz
A girl got my goat
(What’d she do?)
She nudged her friend and said
Oh, look, there’s my old fur coat
(And how embarassing)
And everyone knows that I’m just second hand Rose
From second avenue

You coax that blues right out of the horn, Mame
You charm that husk right off of the corn, Mame
You’ve got that banjo strummin
Plunkin out a tune to beat the band
The whole plant

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