Bye Bye Birdie - How Lovely To Be A Women
E When you're a skinny child of fourteen, Wired with braces from ear to ear, F E/F F E7/F B/C C B/C C You doubt that you will ever be appealing. F Then Hallelujah! You are fifteen And the braces disappear And your skin is smooth and clear F# F/F# F# F7/F# C9 And you have that happy grown-up female feeling. C11 # Bm9 Ddim/A D D D D D How lovely to be a woman, Em/D A7/D The wait was well worth while; Am/D How lovely to wear mascara A7/D D And smile a woman's smile. Dsus2 F#m How lovely to have a figure, G6 G Bm That's round instead of flat; G G/D Bb Bb/F D D Whenever you hear boys whistle, Em7 A7 Em7 A7 D You're what they're whistling at. Gm7 C C6 Cmaj It's wonderful to feel F7 Bb Bb6 BbMaj7 The way a woman feels; Em7 A7 D D/A Em7 A7 It gives you such a glow just to know Am6/F# Am6/C B7 E7-5 A7 You're wearing lipstick and heels! D How lovely to be a woman Eb And have one job to do; Em7 A7/E Am7/E A7/E To pick out a boy and train him Em7 F7 Bm Am And then when you are through, Gsus Bb D You've made him the man you want him to be! Em7 A7 Em A7 D Life's lovely when you're a woman like me! Gm7 C C6 Cmaj How wonderful to know F7 Bb Bb6 BbMaj7 The things a woman knows; Em7 A7 D D/A Em7 A7 How marvelous to wait for a date Am6/F# Am6/C B7 E7-5 A7 In simply beautiful clothes! D How lovely to be a woman Eb And change from boys to men, Em7 A7/E Am7/E A7/E To go to a fancy nightclub Em7 F7 Bm Am And stay out after ten. Gsus Bb D How lovely to be so grown-up and free! Em7 A7 Em A7 D Life's lovely when you're a woman like me!