quilted duck


The song “The Sewing Machine“, sung by Betty Hutton in the 1947 movie from Paramount Pictures called “The Perils of Pauline”, just quacked me up and I wanted to share the lyrics and a youtube video with you today.  Here are the lyrics:

Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine.
A girl’s best friend.
If I didn’t have my sewing machine
I’d a come to no good end.
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
and wheel the wheel by day
So by night I feel so weary that I never get out to play.

Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine
A helping hand
If I didn’t having me sewing machine
I’d drink to beat the band.
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
As busy as a bug.
So by night I feel so weary that I can hardly lift a mug.

Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine
A friend in need
If I didn’t have my sewing machine
A wicked life I’d lead
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
And dream about romance
So by night I feel so weary that I never get out to dance.

Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine
A pal so dear
If I didn’t have my sewing machine
I’d try a stage career
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
Till amateur night comes by
But by then I feel so weary that I haven’t the strength to try.

Ohhh the sewing machine, the sewing machine
Me pride and joy
If I didn’t have my sewing machine
I’d marry James McCoy
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
And that’s the end of Jim ‘
Cause by night I get so weary I don’t even look good to him.

Ohh, have I got a boss, he looks like a hoos
His name’s Joe Gurt
If he didn’t own the sewing machine
I’d a kicked him where it hurts
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
He keeps his eyes on me
Why I never have kicked him still remains a mystery.

Ohh, I thread the needle and fix the shuttle
And put in the cloth and pull up the lever
And a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle

And wheel the wheel all day
Ohh, the sewing machine
the sewing machine Is a girl’s best friend.

And here is a youtube video of Betty singing this song.  

If you use a MAC or have problems viewing this embedded video click here to view it directly via youtube.


I hope you enjoyed this song and it quacked you up too!

Print Friendly and PDF

Share with others......Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someoneShare on Tumblr

5 comments on “Quack Ups: The Sewing Machine”

  1. That was AWESOME!!!! What fun and I love her song!! I needed a good laugh and that sure did it. Now I need to watch the movie, love those oldies :^) Thank you SewCalGal!!!

Comments are closed.