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How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree?) lyrics

How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree?) lyrics, music by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young, sung by Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal

Jo (Judy Garland):
Now, Reuben, Reuben, I’ve been thinkin’, said his wifey dear
Now that things are peaceful and calm
The boys will soon be back on the farm
Mister Reuben started winkin’ and slowly rubbed his chin
He pulled his chair up close to mother and he asked her with a grin
“H-h-h-how ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?”
How ya gonna keep ’em away from Broadway?
Jazzin’ around and paintin’ the town
How ya gonna keep ’em away from harm? That’s the mystery
They’ll never want to see a rake or plow
And who the heck can parley-vous a cow?
H-h-h-how ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?

Chorus:
(How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?)
(How ya gonna keep ’em away from Broadway?)
(Jazzin’ around and paintin’ the town)
(How ya gonna keep ’em away from harm? That’s the mystery)

Jo (Judy Garland):
Imagine Reuben when he meets his pa
He’ll kiss his cheek and holler, “Oo-la-la!”

ALL:
How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen
After they’ve seen, after they’ve seen Paree?

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