Argyle

Notes:
All the Songs for Katharine were written for and dedicated to Katharine Miller. (She’s something of an argylephile.)

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Plaids are too plain
Paisley’s passé
Dig the design that is tops for today
Everyone take off your clothes and paint yourselves argyle
Everyone take off your clothes and paint yourselves argyle

Polka dots puzzle
Stripes are so strict
Pick up the pattern professionals picked
Everyone take off your clothes and paint yourselves argyle
Everyone take off your clothes and paint yourselves argyle, argyle

Argyle has got the goods to give you
Animal attraction.
Houndstooth is for the dogs, but wow—
Argyle is the cat’s meow!

Now,
Zig-zags? Too zany
Solids? No sass
And flaunting a floral’s incredibly crass
Everyone take off your clothes and paint yourselves argyle
Everyone take off your clothes and paint yourselves argyle, argyle

Are guides of epidermal art
Driven to distraction?
Are guys agape? Are gals aglow?
Are gods agog? They are, you know!

So,
Chuck out the checks
Tell tartans ta-ta
Banish the boring, the bogus, the blah
Everyone take off your clothes and paint yourselves argyle
Argyle
It’s caviar
It’s wunderbar
The objet d’art
Spectacular
The cookie jar
The star
By far
Is Argyle!