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I Will Be An Obedient Wife, I Will – Yes I Will!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

British musicians Sam Richards and Tish Stubbs got together to perform this old folk song that can be found in THE SHILLING Song Book A COLLECTION OF 175 OF THE MOST FAVORITE National, Partiotic, Sentimental, and Comic. BALLADS OF THE DAY by W.E. Tunis. It is also mentioned in the The Arkansas Traveler’s Songbook. It is written in 1835 by Alexander Lee. We are not sure whether it is an American or English folk song, although that tends to be a casual borrowing of melodies in those early times. We are sharing the original with you, followed by our modernised version.

I’LL BE NO SUBMISSIVE WIFE.
by Alexander Lee

I’ll be no submissive wife,
No, not I-no, not I;
I’ll not be a slave for life,
No, not I-no, not I;
I’ll be no submissive wife,
No, not I-no, not I;
I’ll not be a slave for life,
No, not I-no, not I !
Think you, on a wedding-day,
That I said, as others say,
“Love, and honor, and obey-
Love, and honor, and obey”?

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I!

Chorus, ” Love, and honor, and obey-
Love, and honor, and obey”?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I;
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I;
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I

I to dulness don’t incline,
No, not I-no, not I;
Go to bed at half-past nine ?
No, not I-no, not I !
I to dulness don’t incline,
No, not I-no, not I;
Go to bed at half-past nine?
No, not I-no, not I !
Should a humdrum husband say
That at home I ought to stay,
Do you think that I’ll obey-
Do you think that I’ll obey?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I!
Do you think that I’ll obey-
Do you think that I’ll obey?

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not I
No, no, no, etc.


No here is our version:

I’LL WILL BE AN OBEDIENT WIFE.
by the Stepford Wives Organization

I’ll be an obedient wife,
Yes I will – yes I will;
I’ll be an obedient wife,
Yes I will – yes I will;
I’ll be an obedient wife,
Yes I will – yes I will;
Think you, on a wedding-day,
That I said, as others say,
“Love, and honor, and obey-
Love, and honor, and obey”?

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will!

Chorus, ” Born to please, live to serve-
Born to serve, live to please”?

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will!
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will!
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will!

I to argue don’t incline,
No, not I-won’t opine;
Go to bed at half-past nine ?
No, not I-no, not I !
I to disagree, don’t incline,
No, not I-won’t opine;
When he wants pleasure anytime?
No, not I-Won’t deny!
Should a humdrum husband say
That at home I ought to stay,
Do you think that I’ll obey-
Do you think that I’ll obey?
Of course I will that’s the Stepford way!
Do you think that I’ll obey-
Do you think that I’ll obey?

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, that’s the Stepford way!

10 Signs you are a Stepford Wife (update: March 1, 2010)

Monday, March 1st, 2010

10. You think “the joy of sex” means your husband gets the most out of the experience, and it doesn’t matter whether you climax or not.

9. There’s one fact you know with undisputed certainty: He is always right.

8. Happiness means a sparkling kitchen and immaculate rooms throughout your home.

7. Girltalk means sharing cooking recipes that have met with our husbands’ approval.

6. Your son has a higher vote than you when it comes to what the family wants to do, just because he’s a man.

5. When you go out with your husband, the only thing on your mind is how to appear as pleasing to him and as decorative as possible. You know you are meant to be seen, not heard.

4. When you walk into your home, the first thing on your mind is, “how do I make my husband comfortable?”

3. You lavish your husband with praise and attention, because you admire him so much.

2. You are always in the mood, and there’s nothing he asks you to do that you won’t say no to.

1. Your only hobby and career goal is to serve him with a smile.

Recommend: Aubrey Andelin’s Man of Velvet and Steel (February 26, 2010)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

As you know, among our Stepford bibles is Helen B Andelin’s Fascinating Womanhood. Her husband Aubrey also wrote a book for men, after Fascinating Womanhood became a bestseller (it sold over 1.6 million copies since 1963, when it was published!). Man of Velvet and Steel (ISBN-978-0911094237 ) was written in 1972, and though it is primarily a guide for men, we thought we’d share our highlighted passages here, since it’s a guide for Stepford women too, in how to behave around our men. After all, the purpose of good manners is to help our husbands make a good impression on others, demonstrating what good decision-makers they are by picking such an obedient and loving wife. Here are some of the favorites among us Stepford girls.

Click on this link to go to read excerpts of this book on the Good Manners page on our websites: Stepfordwives.org and Stepfordwife.com