A little Charm for a Dollar Bill
Should you ride with a boy and the meter stands still
And he begins the old line of talk -
If you wear your charm – there is NO NEED TO WALK.
You’re supposed to “walk into Offices, Crowds, Factories” – because that’s where girls are. Sure, just walk into a busy office in the middle of the working day. Or start bothering women on a crowded street. Or on the production line. They’ll be mad, all right.
“Mad Money,” of course, was what you carried on a date; if your date got fresh with you, you could take a taxi home. The Dictionary of American Slang gives an alternate definition of “mad money” as money a woman saves for when she will want to make a “mad” or impulsive future purchase. I don’t think you could save much in this bracelet though. You’d be walking home or saving up for a pack of gum, from the look of things.
[Billboard, October 25, 1947.]