CAN YOU TAME WILD WIMMEN
(Words by Andrew B. Sterling / Music by Harry Von Tilzer, 1918)
When the circus came to town Jay Augustus Henpeck Brown
bought himself a ticket to the show. Passed by all the acrobats
all the clowns in funny hats went to see the animals below saw
a "tamer" put his head into a lion's mouth waited till the
"tamer man" was through shook his hand and said "at taming
wild one's you're a bird, but just one thing I'd like to ask of you."
Jay Augustus Henpeck Brown gave the crowd the up and down saw
a woman edging t'ward the cage there she is he yelled in fright
there she is, she's wild all right wilder than a tiger in a rage
Mister "Tamer" man he whispered in a trembling voice tell me
did you ever have a wife you can tame the wildest beast I know, but
listen please, there's only one thing now can save my life.
Can you tame wild wimmen? Can you tame wild wimmen? You made
a tiger stand and eat out of your hand you made the hippo do the
flippo honest it was grand but can you tame wild wimmen so they'll
always lead a sweet and simple life? with a wild ferocious glance
that pierced him like a lance you made the grizzly bear get up
and do the "Hula dance" but can you tame wild wimmen? if you can
please, tame my wife.