This Is The Army - Ladies of the Chorus Lyrics

1946 Broadway
This Is The Army the Musical - Ladies of the Chorus Lyrics

The song is written by Irving Berlin.

Ladies of the chorus
That's what we are, it appears
We were inducted and we took a vow
We joined the Army, but look at us now
We're ladies of the chorus
Don't we look lovely, my dears
In corsets and dresses
And cute golden tresses
To hide the dirt behind our ears

I was a plumber
I quit work last summer
My number come up at the start

I was a printer
I quit work last winter
They okayed my lungs and my heart

I was a farmer
Potato embalmer
They took me away from the plow

I was a packer
I chewed plug 'terbaccer'
I wish I had some of it now

Oh, now we're in the chorus
Dressed up in girdles that squeeze
We're here to romance with
To sing and to dance with
A bunch of nerdy guys like these

Pardon me,
But aren't you the country maiden?
Pardon me,
But aren't you the city chap?
Cuddle closer, won't you please
I'm about to take a squeeze
If you do then
I will give your face a slap
I would love to take you home
To meet my mother
I would like to meet my mother,
But I can't
She will treat you like a queen
But I'm only seventeen
If you are seventeen,
Then so's my aunt

Hi-ho! I want you to behave
Hi-ho! I think you need a shave

Do you think that you can get me into pictures?
If you're nice to me I'll get you on the screen
How about a movie test?
Not with hair upon your chest
And now it's time to dance but keep it clean

Review: This Is The Army the Musical Lyrics

This Is The Army the Musical Lyrics

Opening Chorus
This Is The Army, Mr. Jones
I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep
I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen
The Army’s Made a Man Out of Me
Ladies of the Chorus
That Russian Winter
What the Well Dressed Man in Harlem Will Wear
American Eagles
Head in the Clouds
Stage Door Canteen
Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
This Time Is the Last Time