Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sweet Cream Ladies

Yesterday as we were driving home, Ron was playing one of his Oldies CDs in the car. All the tunes were familiar to me and I'd heard them many times before, but a line in one song made me perk up my ears. Why had I never noticed it before?

The song in question was Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March, written by Jonathan Burd Stroll and Bobby Weinstein and performed by The Box Tops. It's a cheeky song in praise of prostitution, and what intrigued me was the last line of the second verse.

Sweet cream ladies, forward march;
The world owes you a living
Sweet cream ladies, do your part,
Think of what you're giving
To the lost and lonely people of the night
Out of need, they seek direction for their life
They will love you in the darkness,
Take advantage of your starkness,
And refuse to recognize you in the light

Sweet cream ladies, forward march;
Think what you're providing
Sweet cream ladies, show your starch;
What's the use of hiding?
Tell the socialites to look the other way;
It's instinctive stimulation you convey
It's a necessary function,
Meant for those without compunction,
Who get tired of vanilla every day

(salvation army band instrumental)

Sweet cream ladies forward march;
Puritans ignore them
Sweet cream ladies do their part;
Sweet cream men adore them
Let them satisfy the ego of the male
Let them fabricate success to those who fail,
And should penalties pursue them,
When there's really credit due them,
They might keep a simple fellow out of jail!

Ladies of the evening perform many necessary services, and perhaps that includes spanking. What do you think?

From Hermione's Heart


Anonymous said...

Catchy song, and your theory may be right:).


ronnie said...

Never heard that before.

Many of the working girls would provide a spanking service.


Hermione said...

Hannah - Anything to make a dollar.

Ronnie - As your tart cards prove!


spankedbywife said...

We love our oldies here, too. And as familiar as I am with bands like the Box Tops, I missed that lyric.

Speaking of oldies, my most recent spanking from Cora was done along with 'Rock Around the Clock'. I guess you could say Cora was 'Spanking around the Clock' (and that song has a very strong 'beat').


Aimless Rambling said...

Don't remember that song and I'm an oldie but goodie.

ricky said...

I thought it was,
Sweet dreams, . . . whatever . . .
Can't think, for the life of me,
who wrote it, or who sang it.
Drivin' me crazy!
Please tell.

Hermione said...

Ken - The hidden message is easy to miss.

Rock Around the Clock sure does lend itself to spanking. One of my favourites.

Sunny - I think it was a one-hit wonder.

Ricky - I always thought it was Sweet Dreams too.

Artist and writers are in the second paragraph of the post.