The Stanley Steamer Lyrics

The sheet music lyrics

Chorus 1
Get your veil and get your duster;
Get the yen for goggles when the wind's a guster;
Keep your Hubbard gown
Firmly belted down
When you're out in your Stanley Steamer.
In a gale we never fluster,
'Cause we're told we get that old familiar luster;
If you're dressed in style
Ev'ryone will smile
When you're out in your Stanley Steamer.
Honk, honk!
Honk, honk, honk!
The donkey used to have his charm;
But he's looking at us with alarm,
For it looks like he's back to the farm.
But if you fail with your combustor,
Then your speed is gonna need a new adjuster;
And you must be just,
Just the one we trust;
Or we won't step inside
No, we won't take the ride
That you plan in your Stanley Steamer,
That you plan in your Stanley Steamer,
In your Stanley Steamer automobile.


Chorus 2
There she sat alone, dejected,
For a flat was something that was not expected;
She began to sigh,
Then she caught the eye
Of a man in a Stanley Steamer.
It was not that she was stupid,
Not the shot she thought she got from Mister Cupid;
It began to rain
Then along the lane
Came the man in the Stanley Steamer.
Chug, chug!
Chug, chug, chug!
A hug was fin'lly hers at last;
She forgot the sky was overcast,
And what happened is part of her past.
But she vowed that she was nervous,
So the crowd was not allowed to see the service;
Now they both are hitched,
And she's glad she switched
From a thing she used to like:
A deflated tandem bike,
To the man in the Stanley Steamer,
To the man in the Stanley Steamer,
In the Stanley Steamer automobile.


Chorus 3
You're a sight to make me tingle;
You're a dish to make me wish I wasn't single.
Never mind the jokes,
They're just jealous folks
'Cause we're out in your Stanley Steamer.
If you find you're not inventive,
Then I'll bet you're gonna get a new incentive,
And you'll lose your heart
On the day you start
Goin' out in your Stanley Steamer.
Honk, honk!
Honk, honk, honk!
The tandem bike has had its day;
If you're riding one you'll find that they
Poke along in an obsolete way.
We're full of bright anticipation,
Like a child who has a wild imagination;
And we wanna ride,
Wanna ride inside
Of the latest motor deal,
Wanna sit behind the wheel
With the man in the Stanley Steamer,
With the man in the Stanley Steamer,
In the Stanley Steamer automobile.

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Movie version of the lyrics

Chorus 1: (Gloria De Haven:)
Don't you feel like you're in clover?
Aren't you glad to get your graduation over?
We've acquired some facts,
Now we'll all relax
Goin' out in your Stanley Steamer.
As we ride along the highway,
I'll have fun if ev'ryone is looking my way;
And we'll leave the crowd
Feeling oh, so proud
That we're out in your Stanley Steamer.
Honk, honk!
Honk, honk, honk!
The tandem bike has had its day,
If you're ridin' one you'll find that they
Poke along in an obselete way.
But if you fail to ever muster
All the speed you're gonna need for your combustor,
Then you must be just,
Just the one we trust;
Or we won't step inside,
No, we won't take the ride
That you plan in your Stanley Steamer,
That you plan in your Stanley Steamer,
In your Stanley Steamer automobile.

Chorus 2: (Agnes Morehead)
There she sat alone, dejected,
For a flat was something that was not expected;
She began to sigh,
Then she caught the eye
Of a man in a Stanley Steamer.
It was not that she was stupid,
Nor the shot she thought she got from Mister Cupid;
It began to rain
Then along the lane
Came the man in the Stanley Steamer.
Chug, chug!
Chug, chug, chug!
A hug was fin'lly hers at last;
She forgot the sky was overcast,
And what happened is part of her past.
But she vowed that she was nervous,
So the crowd was not allowed to see the service;
Now they both are hitched,
And she's glad she switched
From a thing she used to like:
A deflated tandem bike,
To the man in the Stanley Steamer,
To the man in the Stanley Steamer,
In the Stanley Steamer automobile.

Chorus 3: (Mickey Rooney:)
Put on your veil, put on your duster,
Get the yen for goggles when the wind's a guster;
Keep your Hubbard gown
Firmly belted down
When you're out in the Stanley Steamer.
In a gale you never fluster,
'Cause you're told you get that old familiar luster;
If you're dressed in style
Ev'ryone will smile
When you're out in the Stanley Steamer.
Honk, honk!
Honk, honk, honk!
The horse and buggy had its charm,
But the horse is looking with alarm,
'Cause it looks like he's back to the farm.
But if I fail with my combustor,
But if you fail with your combustor,
Then my speed is gonna need a new adjuster;
And I know I must
Be just the one you trust;
Or you won't step inside
No, you won't take the ride
That I plan in my Stanley Steamer,
That I plan in my Stanley Steamer,
In my Stanley Steamer automobile.

Chorus 4: (Mickey Rooney, Walter Huston, Gloria De Haven, Butch Jenkins, Agnes Moorehead, Selena Royle) = ALL

(Rooney)
You're a sight to make me tingle;
You're a dish to make me wish I wasn't single.

(Huston)
It's such a precious load,
Now keep your eye on the road

(All)
When we're out in the Stanley Steamer.

(Rooney)
If you find you're not inventive,
Then I'll bet you're gonna get a new incentive,

(Huston)
And you'll lose your heart
On the day you start

(All)
Goin' out in the Stanley Steamer.
Honk, honk!
Honk, honk, honk!
From Yonkers to the coast of Maine,
They're beginning to pick up the strain,
They're beginning to sing this refrain.
We're full of bright anticipation
Like a child who has a wild imagination;
And we wanna ride,
Wanna ride inside
Of the latest motor deal,
Wanna sit behind the wheel
With the man in the Stanley Steamer,
With the man in the Stanley Steamer,
In the Stanley Steamer automobile.

DVD Cover released September 2010
Dinah Shore also recorded the song.

Chorus 1
Get your veil and get your duster
Get the yen for goggles when the wind's a guster
Keep your Hubbard gown
Firmly belted down
When you're out in your Stanley Steamer
In a gale we never fluster
`Cause we're told we get that old familiar lustre
If you're dressed in style
Ev'ryone will smile
When you're out in your Stanley Steamer
Honk, honk!
Honk, honk, honk!
The donkey used to have his charm
But he's looking at us with alarm
For it looks like he's back to the farm
But if you fail with your combustor
Then your speed is gonna need a new adjuster
And you must be just
Just the one we trust
Or we won't step inside
No, we won't take the ride
That you plan in your Stanley Steamer
That you plan in your Stanley Steamer
In your Stanley Steamer automobile.

Chorus 2
Chug, chug, chug, chug,
Chug, chug, chug, chug, chug, chug.
That flat tyre was so unexpected
There she sat alone and rejected
I started to sigh
Then I caught the eye
Of the man in the Stanley Steamer
It began to rain
When along the lane
Came the man in the Stanley Steamer
He was a sight to make me tingle
And a dish to make me glad that I was single
He proposed a ride
So I hopped inside
And away we started in the Stanley Steamer
It was not that she was stupid
Nor the shot she thought she got from Mr Cupid
I just lost my heart
From the very start
To the man in the Stanley Steamer
Honk, honk!
Honk, honk, honk!
The tandem bike has had its day
If you're ridin' one you'll find that they
Poke along in an obsolete way
With all the bright anticipation
Like a child with a wild imagination
And we wanna ride, wanna ride inside
Of the latest motor deal
Wanna sit behind the wheel
With the man in the Stanley Steamer
With the man in the Stanley Steamer
I'm a-nothin' but a dreamer
In your Stanley Steamer
Stanley Steamer automobile.

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