Ignored Obscured RestoredA few weeks ago I had the idea bouncing around in my head to write a post about my favorite misogynistic, politically incorrect songs. The deal was sealed when I was at a fantastic wedding in New Orleans last weekend and one of the songs that DJ Pasta played at the reception was on my list — Jimmy Soul’s “If You Wanna Be Happy” (#1, 1963). If you don’t know the song, it has the lyric:
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So from my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
Voice #2 Hey baby!
V#1 I saw your wife the other day!
V#1 Yeah, an’ she’s ug-leeee!
V#2 Yeah, she’s ugly, but she sure can cook, baby!
V#1 Yeah, alright!
Some fellas like the smiles they wear
Some fellas like the legs that’s all
Some fellas like the style of their hair
Want their waist to be small.
I don’t care if their legs are thin
I don’t care if their teeth are big
I don’t care if their hair’s a wig
Why waste time lookin’ at the waistline?
First I look at the purse!
Your nose may be bulbous, your face may be
Your skin may be wrinkled and tight
But I don’t want to see you, the way that you are
So I turn off the living room light