Glad Rag Doll

Composed by Milton Ager with Lyrics by Jack Yellen and Dan Dougherty

All dolled up in your glad rags,
But tomorrow may turn to sad rags,
And they call you Glad Rag Doll!

I know that you’re admired,
I know that you’re desired
But only by the fellows who soon grow tired,
My poor little Glad Rag Doll!

You’re just a pretty little toy the boys like to play with,
You’re not the kind that they choose to grow old and grey with!

Now don’t you make this, this the end dear,
It’s never too late to make amends dear,
My poor little Glad Rag Doll!

You’re just a pretty little toy the boys like to play with,
You’re not the kind
They have on their mind,
You’re just a toy for them today,
So listen to the things I say!

Now don’t you make this, this the end dear,
It’s never too late to make amends dear,
My poor little Glad Rag Doll!

Recorded by Ruth Etting on January 14, 1929 in New York City for Columbia Records.
Originally issued on Columbia 1733 D (Matrix 147781)

Glad Rag Doll was Ager and Yellen’s first movie theme song, originally written for the 1929 motion picture of the same name, and recorded by many artists. Ruth Etting’s version charted in the Top 100 on Billboard for 1929.

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