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"Leave It to the Girls"

Margaret Chase Smith and Hildegard

Listen to song written by Hildegard for Senator Smith's 1964 presidential campaign.


"Cold War"
Radio statement
January 30, 1949

"Women's World Group"
Radio statement
Easter 1949

"Declaration of Conscience"
Statement on the floor of the U.S. Senate
June 1, 1950

"Senate Bill - S. 200"
Proposal making membership in the Communist Party illegal
January 7, 1953

"McCarthy Letter"
Letter to Joseph McCarthy
July 14, 1956

"LEAVE IT TO THE GIRLS" by Hildegard
(Gladys Shelley)
Lyrics to presidential campaign tribute to
Margaret Chase Smith
January 1964

Leave it to the girls,
Where there's a frill,
And a powder puff there's greater skill
Leave it to the chicks
They've got a million magic tricks
To change the course of history
Their know-how is a mystery

Leave it to the girls
They're heaven sent
It could be that our next president
Will wear perfume and pearls
Be diplomatic in pin curls
For love and glory leave it to the girls

G is for the good in every woman
I is for ideals for which they stand
And r and l and s
And now, as you may guess,
When you spell girls, my friend
You spell success.

Leave it to the girls
Where there's a frill
And a powder puff there's greater skill
Leave it to the chicks
They've got a million magic tricks
To change the course of history
Their know-how is a mystery

But leave it to the girls
They're heaven sent
It could be that our next president
Will wear perfume and pearls
Be diplomatic in pin curls
For love and glory leave it to the girls!

© Gladys Shelley

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