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SHOPPIN' FOR CLOTHES (Kent Harris / Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller) The Coasters Also recorded by : Don Wise I was shopping for a suit the other day And walked into the department store I stepped on the elevator and told the girl "Dry goods floor" When I got off I saw a salesman was coming to me He said "Now, what can I do for you" I said "Well go in there and show me all the sport's clothes Like you're supposed to" He said, "Well, sure, come on in buddy Dig these fabrics we got laid out on the shelf" He said "Pick yourself out one Try it on, stand in the mirror and dig yourself" Ohhhhhh...That suit's pure herringbone Ohhhhhh...Yeah, that's a suit I'd like to own Ohhhhhh...Buddy, that suit is you Ohhhhhh...Yeah, I believe it too I see for the business man you feature the natural shoulder That retail, wholesale indeed It's got the custom cuffs and the walking short He said "And I'm gonna let you have at a steal" And for the playboy you have the latest in tweed With the cut-away flap over twice It's a box-back, two button western model He said, "Now ain't that nice" Ohhhhhh...Them buttons are solid gold Ohhhhhh...You made a deal, sold Ohhhhhh...That collar's pure camel hair Ohhhhhh...Well, you can just set it down right in that chair (Sax interlude) Now you go back there and you get that paper and let me sign on the dotted line And I'll make sure I get all my payments in right on time Hey wait a minute buddy, let me go back there and do a little checking on you Then the man come back, he said "I'm sorry my man but your credit didn't go through" Why, what you mean Ohhhhhh...Ain't this a shame Ohhhhhh...My heart's in pain Ohhhhhh...Pure, pure herringbone Ohhhhhh...That's a suit you'll never own Oh, Lord have mercy

    


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