Songwriter, Author & Master Coach
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Dee Shipman  Dee Shipman  Dee Shipman

"Every song I have translated is well translated, the one who works on the very difficult songs with me is Dee Shipman. I know her telephone number by heart, and her fax. It goes back and forth - 'No! I don't like this word!' And she comes back and says 'Because you don't understand English!' So I have to convince her and she has to convince me, and the rapport is fantastic." 

- Charles Aznavour

That's What A Woman's For
(Dee Shipman / Mike Garson)

Once again this morning, when the kids have gone to school
And he's left for the city, on the train
You'll make yourself some coffee, and you'll light a cigarette
And listen to the radio again

You'll hear "Good morning ladies, we've got something special for you"
Then they'll read out another recipe!
The trite and trusted format will continue
Until the kids come home again for tea.............

Coast to coast across the nation
Grows a feeling of frustration
That your local friendly station 
Chooses to ignore
R.I.P., God bless you, Women's Lib!
We've come right on back to Adam's rib!
Don't rock the boat, rock the crib..........!
That's what a woman's for!

They tell us how to make slip covers
And how the price of food has soared
Which ought to make us better wives and mothers
But doesn't help to stop us being bored!

Coast to coast across the nation
What a full time occupation.........
To buy your face door to door!
That's what a woman's for!

You're just another golden oldie
A re-release from 'sixty eight
Remembering that life was once exciting
As now you just stay home and vegetate!

This is where your true-love story led
Just to making sure the kids are fed
And trying to be good in bed:-
That's what a woman's for!

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