Girl Talk - Neal Hefti

Girl Talk
(Neal Hefti)

Girl Talk
by Neal Hefti

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Girl Talk ” is a popular song composed by Neal Hefti, with lyrics written by Bobby Troup. It was written for the 1965 film Harlow, a biographical film about Jean Harlow, starring Carroll Baker. The song has been described by Michael Feinstein as the “last great male chauvinistic song written in the ’60s”.

Lyrics

Girl Talk

They like to chat about the dresses they will wear tonight
They chew the fat about their tresses and the neighbor’s fight;
Inconsequential things that men don’t really care to know
Become essential things that women find so apropos
But that’s a dame, they’re all the same it’s just a game they call it
Girl talk, girl talk

They all meow about the ups and downs of all their friends,
The who, the how, the why — they dish the dirt, it never ends.
The weaker sex, the “speaker” sex we mortal males behold
But though we joke, we wouldn’t trade you for a ton of gold.

So baby stay and gab away, but hear me say that after
Girl talk, talk to me.
So baby stay, and gab away, but hear me say
That after girl talk, talk to me.

But that’s a dame, they’re all the same it’s just a game they call it
Girl talk, girl talk

So baby stay, and gab away, but hear me say
That after girl talk, talk to me.

It’s all been planned, so take my hand; please understand
The sweetest girl talk talks of me

Songwriters: Neal Hefti / Bobby Troup