IRVING BERLIN lyrics - You Can't Get A Man With A Gun

IRVING BERLIN
"You Can't Get A Man With A Gun"

[Verse:]
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?

[1st refrain:]
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
Oh, 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 bronco buster
Oh, you can't get a man with a gun

With a gu-un, with a gu-un
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 shoot a male in the tail like a quail
Oh, you can't get a man with a gun

[2nd refrain:]
I'm cool, brave and daring to see a lion glaring
When I'm out with my Remington
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 gu-un, with a gu-un
No, you can't get a man with a gun

A man's love is mighty, he'll even buy a nighty
For a gal who he thinks is fun
But they don't buy pajamas for pistol packin' mamas
And you can't get a hug from a mug with a slug
Oh, you can't get a man with a gun

[3rd refrain:]
If I shot a rabbit, some furrier would grab it
For a coat that would warm someone
But you can't shoot a lover and use him for a cover
Oh, you can't get a man with a gun

If I shot an eagle, although it wasn't legal
He'd be stuffed when the job is done
But you can't stuff a feller and keep him in your cellar
Oh, you can't get a man with a gun

With a gu-un, with a gu-un
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 them one
But he can't build you houses with buckshot in his trousers
For a man may be hot but he's not when he's shot
Oh, you can't get a man with a gun