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“I Sparkle Like a Crystal . . .

. . . when I am with my pistol” sings Annie Oakley, from Annie Get Your Gun. It’s been running through my head ever since I heard about the Kuwait Bloggerettes outing to the shooting range. You’ve seen Megan Mullally on Will and Grace, but here she is, singing Annie’s song and hitting her target dead on:

And here are the lyrics:

Oh my mother was frightened by a shotgun they say
That’s why I’m such a wonderful shot
I’d be out in the cactus and I’d practice all day
And now tell me, what have I got

I’m quick on the trigger
With targets not much bigger than a pinpoint
I’m number one
But my score with a feller
Is lower than a cellar
No you can’t get a man with a gun

When I’m with a pistol
I sparkle like a crystal
Yes I shine like the morning sun
But I lose all my luster when with a crumple buster
Oh, you can’t get a man with a gun

With a gun! With a gun!
No you can’t get a man with a gun
If I went to battle with someone’s herd of cattle
You’d have steak when the job was done
But if I shot the herder
They’d holler bloody murder!
And you can’t get a hug from a mug with a slug
Oh, you can’t get a man with a gun

I’m cool, brave and darin’
To see a lion glaring when I’m out with my Remmington,
But a look from a mister
Will raise a fever blister
Oh, you can’t get a man with a gun

The gals with umbrellers
Are always out with fellers
In the rain or the blazing sun
But a man never trifles with gals who carry rifles
Oh, you can’t get a man with a gun

With a gun! With a gun!
No you can’t get a man with a gun
A Tom, Dick, or Harry
Will build a house for Carrie when the preacher has made ’em one
But he can’t build ya houses with buckshot in his trousers
And you can’t shoot a man in the tail like a quail,
Oh, you can’t get a man with a gun

A man’s love is mighty
He’ll even buy a nightie for a gal who he thinks is fun
But they don’t by pajamas for pistol-packin’ mamas!
Oh, a man may be hot, but he’s not
When he’s shot!
Oh you can’t get a man with a gun!

January 2, 2008 - Posted by | Adventure, Blogging, Community, Cultural, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Friends & Friendship, Kuwait, Mating Behavior, Music, Women's Issues

4 Comments »

  1. encourage them more, why dont u! πŸ˜›

    Comment by Fonzy | January 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. It’s a song of empowerment! But also funny!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 3, 2008 | Reply

  3. exactly!! last thing we need is blogerettes out there armed and dangerous πŸ™‚

    Comment by Fonzy | January 3, 2008 | Reply

  4. LLLLOOOOLLLLLLLLLLL! Skilled, cool and competent women – doesn’t get any better. Pistol-packin’ mama’s with smarts. πŸ˜‰

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 3, 2008 | Reply


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