Song Lyric Sunday – Clothing/Hat/Pants/ Scarf/Shirt/Shoes/Tie – Pink Shoelaces

“He wears tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band”



Another oldie… I remember this song from my childhood. Written by Mickey Grant, Pink Shoe Laces was recorded by Dodie Stevens and was released as a single in 1959. Dodie Stevens was born in 1946 which would mean she was only 12 or 13 years old when the song was released. The record sold over a million copies and reached Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.



Now I’ve got a guy and his name is Dooley
He’s my guy and I love him truly
He’s not good lookin’, heaven knows
But I’m wild about his crazy clothes

He wears tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

He takes me deep-sea fishing in a submarine
We go to drive-in movies in a limousine
He’s got a whirly-birdy and a 12-foot yacht
Ah, but that’s-a not all he’s got

He’s got tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Now Dooley had a feelin’ we were goin’ to war
So he went out and enlisted in a fightin’ corps
But he landed in the brig for raisin’ such a storm
When they tried to put ’em in a uniform

He wanted tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
He wanted tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

Now one day Dooley started feelin’ sick
And he decided that he better make his will out quick
He said
“Just before the angels come to carry me
I want it down in writin’ how to bury me.”

A’wearin tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Give me tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Songwriter: Mickey Grant


Thanks to A Unique Title for Me for hosting this challenge again this week. It’s so much fun!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a real fun song which I don’t remember hearing before. I love that Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh singing part and also the horns. thanks for joining in again.

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    1. Thank you for hosting this! I remember hearing this song when riding in the car with my mother when I was quite young.

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  2. aisasami says:

    Great song! I never heard it before but love it!

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    1. Thank you! It’s one of those crazy songs from the 1950s.

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  3. Maggie says:

    Looks like we selected the same song. It is a classic!

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