ARTIST: Rodgers and Hammerstein
TITLE: I Cain't Say No
Lyrics and Chords


[ Adim7 = xx1212 ; Bbdim7 = xx2323 ]

It ain't so much a question of not knowing what to do
I know'd what's right and wrong since I been ten
I heard a lot of stories and I reckon they are true
About how girls are put upon by men
I know I mustn't fall into the pit
But when I'm with a feller I fergit

/ D - - - / Em A7 D - / : / A E7 A - / D A7 D - /

I'm just a girl who cain't say no
I'm in a terrible fix
I always say come on let's go
Jist when I orta say nix

/ D EmA D EmA / / / D EmA D - /

  When a person tries to kiss a girl
  I know she orta give his face a slap
  But as soon as someone kisses me
  I somehow sorta wanta kiss him back

  / A7 Adim7 Em A7 / - - D - / 1st / A7 - - - - /

    I'm just a fool when lights are low
    I cain't be prissy and quaint
    I ain't the type that can faint
    How c'n I be what I ain't
    I cain't say no

    / D EmA D EmA / D EmA Am7 Bbdim7 / G - Bb7 - / 
       / D - Bb7 - / D6 - A7 - D EmA D - /

What'cha gonna do when a feller gets flirty
Starts to talk purty, what'cha gonna do
Supposin' 'at he says that your lips are like cherries
Or roses or berries, what'cha gonna do
Supposin' 'at he says that you're sweeter 'n cream
And he's gotta have cream or die
What'cha gonna do when he talks that way
Spit in his eye?

/ A - Bm7 E7 / / / A - EB7 E / A7 - D - / Em7 - D - /
   / A E7 A E7 / A E7 Em7 A / 

I'm just a girl who cain't say no
Cain't seem to say it at all
I hate to disserpoint a beau
When he is payin' a call

  Fer a while I act refined and cool
  A-settin' on the velveteen settee
  Then I think of that ol' golden rule
  And do fer him what he would do fer me

    I cain't resist a Romeo
    In a sombrero and chaps
    Soon as I sit on their laps
    Something inside of me snaps
    I cain't say no

I'm just a girl who cain't say no
Kissin's my favorite food
With or without the mistletoe
I'm in a holiday mood

  Other girls are coy and hard to catch
  But other girls ain't having any fun
  Every time I lose a wrestling match
  I have the funny feeling that I won

    Though I can feel the undertow
    I never make a complaint
    'Til it's too late for restraint
    Then when I want to I cain't
    I cain't say no

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