Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Shaggy Baggy Man

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1965 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1993.

Shaggy Baggy Man, Shaggy Baggy Ma-a-n,
O-o-oh, he's the man I love.

Well, once I had a crew-cut sweetheart
With the pin back ears,
And he never shed tears,
He was hung up on showers
And he always sent flowers,
And wasn't he grand
With his neat brim hat,
And I left him flat,
For my Shaggy Baggy Man.

Well, once I had a button-down sweetheart,
He was so polite,
And kissed me good-night,
And he worked every day In the nicest way,
And wasn't he grand
With his "Thank you, Ma-am!"
And I cut and ran
With my Shaggy Baggy Man.


Well once I had a two-level sweetheart
Who was so complete,
And his voice was sweet,
Never cuss or bleat,
And wasn't he grand
With his manicure hand,
And his pearly teeth,
And I hit the beach
With my Shaggy Baggy Man.


Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
---- The Muse of Parker Street

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
---- [none]

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