The Right Kind of Man

Words and Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Abel Baer

If I could find him, the right kind of man,
He’d make me mind him, the right kind of man,
I could be slaving, behaving all the day long,
Wouldn’t do wrong!

I’d feed him kisses in Spring or in Fall,
No other missus could tempt him at all.
I’d always drive him, beside him,
Where I belong.

I’m just so full of love,
And to the world I’m making this plea:
Where is the man I love?
Somewhere I know, he’s waiting for me,
Where can he be?

Don’t need a palace in Paris or Rome,
Could even live in an igloo in Nome,
I wouldn’t feel bad if I had the right kind of man!

Recorded by Ruth Etting on October 4, 1929 in New York City for Columbia Records.
Originally issued on Columbia 1998 D (Matrix 149099)
Appeared in the film Frozen Justice and in the short film, Broadway’s Like That, 1930
Charted in the Top 100 on Billboard for 1929

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Recorded:  1927-1930 - Transfer made from rare disks

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