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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

"How Does that Grab You, Darlin'?"

Posted by on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Grant's Kitty Wells post this morning made me think of another proto feminist in my book: Nancy Sinatra. My band mate turned me on to this song a few years ago—the lyrics are a flip from some of the more traditional '60s-style lady lyrics that often included rhyming the words "crying" with "dying" or "waiting" with "hating" when describing tales of male-induced misery. Sinatra takes less bullshit, singing that if you don't show up on time, she's outta there, off on her own to prowl in the night.

You came by at two o'clock, you shoulda been by at ten / I said bye at three o'clock and I ain't coming back again / How does that mess your mind? Whoa! How does that grab you, darlin'? This girl is leavin' you behind. / When the sun goes down and the moon comes up I'm gonna go out and prowl..Oh ya! / Don't come lookin' for your pussy cat, cause I won't be here no how! Whoa! / How does that grab you darlin'?

Forgive the clunky French in the beginning, and the fact that she's sitting in a chair the entire time for some reason.


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Grant Brissey, Emeritus 1
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on January 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM · Report this
Written by Mr. Lee Hazlewood, that sly devil.
Posted by Dave Segal on January 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM · Report this
diminished 3
i was introduced to that song through meow, with neko case on vocals. when i saw the title of this post i almost immediately heard her voice in my head! extremely solid song for sure!
Posted by diminished on January 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM · Report this
Emily Nokes 4
@2 - Ha! I know, who knew Lee Hazlewood and Jay Miller would be early feminist allies?
@3 - I need to check that out immediately!
Posted by Emily Nokes on January 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM · Report this

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