HENRY'S MADE A LADY OUT OF LIZZIE (Walter O'Keefe)

Recorded byBilly Jones & Ernest Hare - 1928


(SPOKEN) JONES: Oh, Ernest, who's that comin' down the street?

(SPOKEN) HARE: Oh, look her over, ain't she sweet.

(SPOKEN) JONES: That's not Lizzie, is it? How she's changed.

(SPOKEN) HARE: Yes, she's a lady now. She's outgrown her rattle.

(SPOKEN) JONES: Not a rattle in the carload. I suppose she has more tin now than she ever had.

(SPOKEN) HARE: Yes, you never see her in alleyways any more. She now sports the boulevard.

(SPOKEN) JONES: Introduce me, will you.

(SPOKEN) HARE: Why certainly. Sir Walter Raleigh, meet Queen Elizabeth.

(SPOKEN) JONES: Carburated, I'm sure, carburated.

(SPOKEN) HARE: Hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah.


JONES: Have you seen her, ain't she great? She's something you'll appreciate

HARE:Say, I don't understand just who you mean

JONES: You don't? Why, ev'rybody, ev'rywhere Is falling for her now

HARE: Say, do you mean the new Ford?

JONES: I do, and it's a wow! Lay off people, lay off folks Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie

HARE: And no more bruises, no more aches She now has got those four-wheel brakes Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie

JONES: She's even got a rumble seat And lots of silent class

HARE: The horn just seems to holler out "Toot-toot, they shall not pass"

JONES: The Lincoln car is made of tin

HARE:They're sisters underneath the skin

BOTH:Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie

(SPOKEN) JONES: She's a great old girl, Ernest.

(SPOKEN) HARE: You bet she was, Bill.

JONES:Now, when you see her, you'll agree She's just the thing for you and me,

HARE:I'd bet she's got most anything you'd ask

JONES:Yes, sittin' pretty, yes I am With her I'm always found

HARE:Say, how about her chassis

JONES:It's sure the best around Now she's even learned to stop For ev'ry single traffic cop Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie

HARE:Not a rattle, not a bit Lizzie now has lots of "it" Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie

JONES:There's ev'rything inside her now Except the kitchen sink

HARE:A mirror and a powder puff A shower bath, I think

JONES:I'll bet my socks that this Miss Ford

HARE:Will live as long as Fanny Ward

BOTH:Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie

BOTH:C-O-D and F-O-B, all you need is doh-re-mi, Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie Since he lifted up her face She's travelled at an awful pace Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie

HARE:She's not like Calvin Coolidge She's a girl who likes her fun

JONES:She says, "Imagine anyone who doesn't choose to run"

BOTH:Good for sister, nice for Ma Ev'rybody rides but Pa Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie