A Woman Is Only A Woman (But A Good Cigar Is A Smoke)

Album: Miss Dolly Dollars (1905)

Songfacts®:

  • This lengthy and somewhat controversial song title is taken from a poem by Rudyard Kipling, The Betrothed. It is said to have been inspired by a breach of promise case, something that unknown in the 21st Century.
  • The two act musical comedy Miss Dolly Dollars was written by lyricist Harry B. Smith and Victor Herbert; the September 5, 1905 review in the New York Times described the music as "noisy and vulgar". Most modern women would agree with the vulgar part, at least as far as this particular song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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