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Sagebrush Sadie [song lyrics]

Song lyrics to Sagebrush Sadie, Written by Britt Wood and George Beatty, performed by Dorothy Shay in Comin’ Round the Mountain

On the outskirts of our town
Lived a gal named Sadie Brown
And they say she’s making money by the peck;
For this simple country maid,
She landed on the Hit Parade
In a manner that we never did expect.

Unlike any of her kin,
She grew whiskers on her chin,
And her sideburns caused the neighbors to remark.
Through no effort of her own,
Soon her beard became full-grown,
And they’ve got her on display in Central Park.

CHORUS 1: They call her Sagebrush Sadie,
The famous bearded lady.
Her whiskers brought her riches and renown.
They’re the pride of the museum
And it costs two bits to see ’em
And the family’s getting rich on Sadie Brown.

All the neighbors thereabout
Tried their best to figure out
Why she grew a set of whiskers but they can’t.
Both her sisters look like Ma,
And the boys resemble Pa,
But Sadie seems to favor General Grant.

She started running round
With a barber in the town,
And I’m telling you, that feller, he had an awful crush;
But it’s easy to explain
Why she drove the poor man insane
‘Cause Sadie’s got the skin you want to brush.

CHORUS 2: They call her Sagebrush Sadie,
The famous bearded lady.
Her whiskers brought her riches and renown.
Her face is a sensation
With her new upswept expression
And the family’s getting rich on Sadie Brown.

Her barber friend proposed
Just as everyone supposed,
But the way he did it made her kind of vexed.
He’d been married twice before,
And the thing that made her sore
Was when he rode up to the door and hollered “Next!”

She consented with a smile,
And he led her down the aisle
The chapel where the morning glories bloom;
But poor old Parson Fout
Couldn’t get it figured out,
So he shook hands with the bride and kissed the groom.

CHORUS 3: They call her Sagebrush Sadie,
The famous bearded lady.
She’s happy that she’s wed and settled down.
For her little baby daughter
With a mustache like an otter.
She’s the image of her mother, Sadie Brown.

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