It takes a woman all powdered and pink
To joyously clean out the drain in the sink
And it takes an angel with long golden lashes
And soft dresden fingers for dumping the ashes

Yes, it takes a woman, a dainty woman
A sweetheart, a mistress, a wife
Oh yes, it takes a woman, a fragile woman
To bring you the sweet things in life

The frail young maiden who's constantly there
For washing and blueing and shoeing the mare
And it takes a female for setting the table
And weaving the Guernsey and cleaning the stable

Oh yes, it takes a woman, a dainty woman
A sweetheart, a mistress, a wife
Oh yes, it takes a woman, a fragile woman
To bring you the sweet things in life

And so she'll work until infinity
Three cheers for femininity
Rah rah rah, rah rah rah
F. E. M., I. T. Y

And in the winter she'll shovel the ice
And lovingly set out the traps for the mice
She's a joy and treasure for practically speaking
To whom can you turn when the plumbing is leaking?

To that dainty woman, that fragile woman
That sweetheart, that mistress, that wife
Oh yes, it takes a woman, a husky woman
To bring you the sweet things in life

Oh yes, it takes a woman, a dainty woman
A sweetheart, a mistress, a wife
Oh yes, it takes a woman, a fragile woman
To bring you the sweet things in life
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It Takes A Woman (Reprise) Lyrics

Hello, Dolly! – It Takes A Woman (Reprise) Lyrics