Off of "Put Yourself in Their Shoes", from 1979.


From "Oil Industry Musicals": Ted Simons wrote the music for this gem, with lyrics by John Allen. The cast included a number of stage and screen regulars including Chuck Cooper, a Tony Award winner for his performance in The Life, in 1996.



What a life, what a guy
How the time, goes rushing by
I love it, wouldn't change it at all

'Cause a dealer's wife is a woman through and through
Yes an Exxon wife is a woman through and through
Helping out my baby 'cause I love him, I do
Kiss him in the morning, make him feel all right
Keepin' house all day, keepin' books all night

'Cause a dealer's wife is a woman through and through
Helping out my baby 'cause I love him, I do

When he needs a tune-up, put him on the rack
Check out his transmission, peck him in the back
'Cause a dealer's wife is a woman through and through
Helping out my baby 'cause I love him, I do

I can get the oil and grease out of forty four shirts and get 'em out there hangin' on the line
And I can do an overhaul on the kitchen and make it truly shine
And I can run down check out the station to see if that good old station is clean
And I can fuss all around the place for dust and dirt, well I'm the image program queen
I can write up a thousand customer follow-up cards while I'm cooking up a lunch
And I can give up a holiday to pump some gas when it comes down to the crunch
And I can (key roy?) Harry when he comes home and his octane's mighty low
And I can give him the premium attention he needs that makes a man get up and go
What I'm saying is this dealer's wife is a full-service island

When I make my coffee, make no nevermind
Doesn't really matter I am last in line
Harry keeps complaining, doesn't bother me
He works so hard and long I am the (??) you see

'Cause a dealer's wife is a woman through and through
Yes an Exxon wife is a woman through and through
Helping out my baby 'cause I love him, I do
That's the way it is, it's the only way to be
'Cause a dealer's wife is a woman like me