As Long As It Pleases the Ladies.
Copyright, 1898, by Carl Fischer.
Words by Charles by Music by Richard Stahl.
Rude men give me the guy as I go by,
Crude men are Jealous of me. and I know why.
Plain men gaze with a smile at my dainty curls;
Coarse men laugh at my style, but it suits the girls.
And as long as it pleases the ladies, the ladies, the ladies,
As long as it pleases the ladies, I care not what men may say.
As long as it pleases the ladies, the ladies, the ladies,
As long as it pleases the ladles, I care not what men may say.
Rubies and diamond rings and costly pearls
Are Just the things that will always suit the girls;
Girls all prize them most highly and can't get enough,
Man, poor man, Is the fool, hustling for the stuff.- Chorus.
Op'ra house man comes in to see the play.
Vacant chair in front of him, nothing in the way;
in comes lady fair, wearing hat three feet tall,
Sits down in vacant chair, man can't see at all - Chorus.
Man leans over and whispers in lady's ear.
Asks her politely to please remove her headgear;
She turns 'round with a scorn and says, very rude of you;
Just pay attention to me and laugh when I do.-Chorus.