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Words & Music: Sid Wayne/ Sherman Edwards
Beware of a gal in britches
Never trust no gal in britches
If you had a sense of this here horse
You would have known it by now of course
Who wears the britches is the boss
That's a gal, that's a gal in britches

Don't mess with a gal in britches
No feminine gal wears britches
She'll beg you to come to the country dance
You ride twenty miles for the big romance
She shows up in her brother's pants
What'd you expect from a girl in britches

Yo-di-o-di-o-i-ay, It's none of my misfortune
Yo-di-o-di-o-di-ay, Just thought you'd like to know
Don't marry no gal in britches
You'll never know which is which's
She'll put a halter through your nose
Have you cooking and washing clothes
While she goes chasing them buffaloes
Bet your boots, that's a gal in britches.
Recorded: 1960/08/08, first released on A Legendary Performer, Volume 3


atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2018report abuse
1 star. That's it.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2018report abuse
1-star, period. Total garbage and very similiar to "Let Me" from the film Love Me Tender, which was barely tolerable.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 26, 2015report abuse
Pedestrian movie fodder; absolute crap. Bad, very bad, but ok if used (and it wasn't) for typical Elvis flick.
Jim Davidson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 26, 2015report abuse
Like "I Got Woman", it has a very dated view of women's place in society. From a tempo perspective, it is a nice little ditty. I'm glad that they cut song from the movie. Pacer was torn about his dual ethnicity. Elvis singing a series of upbeat song would not have fit the story-line. Cane & a High Starched Collar foreshadows "Elvis on Tour" footage when Elvis wore a high collar and carried a walking stick.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 26, 2015report abuse
A template for the movie songs to follow.Elvis really needed to put his foot down earlier and we could have been spared stuff like this
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2014report abuse
It is a fun song in a hillbilly style. Elvis' legacy is consisting of 1. fabulous and outstanding recordings belonging to the top of modern music be it RnR, pop or country; 2. songs that belong to the general stream of which (imo) Elvis ranks also to the top and 3. fun songs. This song belongs to the last category. In life there are many moments that are easy going, relaxing or funny moments. This song sort of represents those moments. I for one am happy there are there songs. Why not. Not everything has to be top. So who cares about comparing this song to other artists oevre (containing even more fluffy stuff than Elvis' recordings). They cannot stand in the shadow of Elvis.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2013report abuse
I like his voice and hillybilly delivery on this one which has traces in it of 'Let Me' from Love Me Tender. No way as good as Let Me but I can sit through it, although admittedly I am only playing it on this rare occasion to give this review.-2 1/2 stars
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2013report abuse
A surprise song when I first heard it on Volume 3, all those years ago. Too short to bother me.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
Jerome, you crack me up:"Don't mess with a gal in the ditches"
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
Bloody terrible ! This was not even needed in the movie or used thank god, so why record it !? ! Why did the likes of this ever happen ??? Was like someone was tring their best to make Elvis look as silly as possible !
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2012report abuse
very bad song in my opinion
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2012report abuse
A cute song. Nothing more. Its a fun listen.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2012report abuse
Only one thing could be worse than this and that would be take 1.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2010report abuse
Beware of a song called britches Yo-di-o-di-o. You want to know why The Beatles poll higher than Elvis? Here is a good example. There were too many of these 'film' songs in his career.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2010report abuse
I don't mind listening to the song, but I'm glad it was cut from the film.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2010report abuse
I don't mind listening to the song, but I'm glad it was cut from the film.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2010report abuse
Not a bad song.Good film.
pbeckham (profilecontact) wrote on May 23, 2010report abuse
great song
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2010report abuse
A song recorded for, but thankfully not in the movie "Flaming Star" (1960). You can see where this one was cut from the movie as the original print contained the song (Elvis and Steve Forrest are riding on their horses talking about girls who wear britches). Not awful, not good either and it would have been awkard in the movie. Elvis tries to find the humor in this one and sings it an odd "hick" voice, but it is only worth a listen every now and then. This one stayed unreleased until after his death. 2 stars and that might be kind.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2008report abuse
when my English wasn't that good yet, still isn't, I always thought he sang: "don't mess with a gal in the ditches"..