The Girl Stands Up To Me Now

Studio CD: Having A Party With Jonathan Richman
Compilation: A Plea For Tenderness, Action Packed, I Must Be King
Live Bootleg: New Morning, Binghamton, Sesto Calende 1991, Live In Victoria, The Birchmore, The Paradise, Nuremberg, Cicero's St. Louis, The Milky Way, The Knitting Factory 1997 (2), Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory 1997 (1), Kyoto, Irving Plaza
Having A Party With Jonathan Richman

Chords

G#
Well, the girl stands up to me now

More than she did before

I used to win all the arguments
    C#             D#
When she felt inferior


G#
But now the girl says yes when she means yes
C#
The girl says no when she means no
G#                      Fm
The girl stands up to me now
D#                  G#
More than she did before


G#
Well, now when she says no

It comes out smooth as silk

She don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
C#                    D#
Waiting to wilt in the milk


G#
Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
C#
The girl says no when she means no
G#                      Fm
The girl stands up to me now
                    G#
More than she did before


G#
When she says no to me

It's just like the umpire's call

It's strike strike strike three buddy
   C#        D#
And ball ball ball


G#
Because the girl says yes when she means yes
C#
The girl says no when she means no
G#                      Fm
The girl stands up to me now
                    G#
More than she did before


G#
When she first said no

Ooh, that was rough

Well now, I think I like her better
C#         D#
Tough tough tough


G#
Because the girl says yes when she means yes
C#
The girl says no when she means no
G#                      Fm
The girl stands up to me now
D#                  G#
More than she did before


D#                  G#
More than she did before

Chordpro

[G#] Well, the girl stands up to me now
more than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
when [C#] she felt infer[D#]ior

[G#] But now the girl says yes when she means yes
[C#] the girl says no when she means no
[G#] the girl stands up to me [Fm] now
[D#] more than she did be[G#]fore

[G#] Well, now when she says no
it comes out smooth as silk
she don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
[C#] waiting to wilt in the [D#] milk

[G#] Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
[C#] the girl says no when she means no
[G#] the girl stands up to me [Fm] now
more than she did be[G#]fore

[G#] When she says no to me
It's just like the umpire's call
It's strike strike strike three buddy
and [C#] ball ball [D#] ball

[G#] Because the girl says yes when she means yes
[C#] the girl says no when she means no
[G#] the girl stands up to me [Fm] now
more than she did be[G#]fore

[G#] When she first said no
ooh, that was rough
well now, I think I like her better
[C#] tough tough [D#] tough

[G#] Because the girl says yes when she means yes
[C#] the girl says no when she means no
[G#] the girl stands up to me [Fm] now
[D#] more than she did be[G#]fore

[D#] more than she did be[G#]fore

Chords (capo 1)

G
Well, the girl stands up to me now

More than she did before

I used to win all the arguments
    C              D
When she felt inferior


G
But now the girl says yes when she means yes
C
The girl says no when she means no
G                       Em
The girl stands up to me now
D                   G
More than she did before


G
Well, now when she says no

It comes out smooth as silk

She don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
C                     D
Waiting to wilt in the milk


G
Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
C
The girl says no when she means no
G                       Em
The girl stands up to me now
                    G
More than she did before


G
When she says no to me

It's just like the umpire's call

It's strike strike strike three buddy
   C         D
And ball ball ball


G
Because the girl says yes when she means yes
C
The girl says no when she means no
G                       Em
The girl stands up to me now
                    G
More than she did before


G
When she first said no

Ooh, that was rough

Well now, I think I like her better
C          D
Tough tough tough


G
Because the girl says yes when she means yes
C
The girl says no when she means no
G                       Em
The girl stands up to me now
D                   G
More than she did before


D                   G
More than she did before

Chordpro (capo 1)

[G] Well, the girl stands up to me now
more than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
when [C] she felt infer[D]ior

[G] But now the girl says yes when she means yes
[C] the girl says no when she means no
[G] the girl stands up to me [Em] now
[D] more than she did be[G]fore

[G] Well, now when she says no
it comes out smooth as silk
she don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
[C] waiting to wilt in the [D] milk

[G] Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
[C] the girl says no when she means no
[G] the girl stands up to me [Em] now
more than she did be[G]fore

[G] When she says no to me
It's just like the umpire's call
It's strike strike strike three buddy
and [C] ball ball [D] ball

[G] Because the girl says yes when she means yes
[C] the girl says no when she means no
[G] the girl stands up to me [Em] now
more than she did be[G]fore

[G] When she first said no
ooh, that was rough
well now, I think I like her better
[C] tough tough [D] tough

[G] Because the girl says yes when she means yes
[C] the girl says no when she means no
[G] the girl stands up to me [Em] now
[D] more than she did be[G]fore

[D] more than she did be[G]fore

Chords (capo 4)

E
Well, the girl stands up to me now

More than she did before

I used to win all the arguments
    A              B
When she felt inferior


E
But now the girl says yes when she means yes
A
The girl says no when she means no
E                       C#m
The girl stands up to me now
B                   E
More than she did before


E
Well, now when she says no

It comes out smooth as silk

She don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
A                     B
Waiting to wilt in the milk


E
Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
A
The girl says no when she means no
E                       C#m
The girl stands up to me now
                    E
More than she did before


E
When she says no to me

It's just like the umpire's call

It's strike strike strike three buddy
   A         B
And ball ball ball


E
Because the girl says yes when she means yes
A
The girl says no when she means no
E                       C#m
The girl stands up to me now
                    E
More than she did before


E
When she first said no

Ooh, that was rough

Well now, I think I like her better
A          B
Tough tough tough


E
Because the girl says yes when she means yes
A
The girl says no when she means no
E                       C#m
The girl stands up to me now
B                   E
More than she did before


B                   E
More than she did before

Chordpro (capo 4)

[E] Well, the girl stands up to me now
more than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
when [A] she felt infer[B]ior

[E] But now the girl says yes when she means yes
[A] the girl says no when she means no
[E] the girl stands up to me [C#m] now
[B] more than she did be[E]fore

[E] Well, now when she says no
it comes out smooth as silk
she don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
[A] waiting to wilt in the [B] milk

[E] Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
[A] the girl says no when she means no
[E] the girl stands up to me [C#m] now
more than she did be[E]fore

[E] When she says no to me
It's just like the umpire's call
It's strike strike strike three buddy
and [A] ball ball [B] ball

[E] Because the girl says yes when she means yes
[A] the girl says no when she means no
[E] the girl stands up to me [C#m] now
more than she did be[E]fore

[E] When she first said no
ooh, that was rough
well now, I think I like her better
[A] tough tough [B] tough

[E] Because the girl says yes when she means yes
[A] the girl says no when she means no
[E] the girl stands up to me [C#m] now
[B] more than she did be[E]fore

[B] more than she did be[E]fore

Lyrics

Well, the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Well, now when she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no to me
It's just like the umpire's call
It's strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she first said no
Ooh, that was rough
Well now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

New Morning

Lyrics

[You folks got all kinds of bonny??? days now
You got too many of them
That's your problem here
You got a lot of fine ??? here in France
It's just a ???
I think of an idea
It's something you never heard at all
I made it up
You don't know it]

Well, the girl stands up to me now [how do you know this?]
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Well, now when she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Now when she says no
It's just like the umpire's call
It's strike strike strike three
And ball ball ball

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she first said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
More than she did before

Binghamton

Lyrics

[Did I do 'the girl stands up to me now' tonight?
Then it's time I did it]

The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Well
(??? Don't go away)
(???)

Now when she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

All right

When she says no
Just like the umpire's call
She goes strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she first said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no
Stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

Sesto Calende 1991

Lyrics

Well, the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Now when she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
It's just like the umpire's call
She goes strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

???

When she first said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

Live In Victoria

Lyrics

The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Now when she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
It's just like the umpire's call
She goes strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she first said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

The Birchmore

Lyrics

[All right]

Well, the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Now when she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

[Guitar]

When she says no
It's just like the umpire's call
She goes strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Well the first time she said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
And the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

Yeah yeah

The Paradise

Lyrics

The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
And the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
It comes out as smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
And the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

All right

When she says no
It's just like the umpire's call
She goes strike strike strike three buddy
And a ball ball ball

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
And the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Guitar
[???
???]

The first time she said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
And the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

Yeah

???

[Yeah at first it was rough
I'm just getting used to it
But now I think I like it better tough
Yeah
And now she's putting up a fight when we argue
I like it like that
She wins sometimes
I don't like that
That's no good
It's embarrassing
Yeah]

Nuremberg

Lyrics

Well, the girl stands up to me now

The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Because, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
It's just like the umpire's call
She goes strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

The first time she said no
Well, that was rough
But now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

Cicero's St. Louis

Lyrics

[Hi everybody, welcome to ???]

Well now, the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
When she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when a she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
Well it comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Cause, the girl says yes when a she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
And the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When the first time she said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
And the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
Oh, more than she did before

The Milky Way

Lyrics

The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
Back when she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
Well it's just like the umpire's call
He goes strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

Well the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Well the first time she said no
Well, that was rough
But now I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

The Knitting Factory 1997 (2)

Lyrics

The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
Back when she felt inferior

[That was a long time ago]

[Cause nowadays]
The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

[Yeah]

When she says no
Well it comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

[Yeah]

Well the first time she said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
More than she did before

Mercury Lounge

Lyrics

The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
There was a time I used to win all the arguments
Back when she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Guitar

When she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

Well, the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

The first time she said no
That was rough
But now, I think I actually like her better
All tough tough tough

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before
Yeah

The Knitting Factory 1997 (1)

Lyrics

Well, the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
Back when she was feeling inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Yeah

When she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
Well it's just like the umpire's call
It goes strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

Cause the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

[Guitar]

Well now the first time she said no
Ooh, that was rough
But now, I think I like her better
All tough tough tough

Because the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

Kyoto

Lyrics

The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
Back when she felt inferior

But now the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
It comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like no bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
It's just like the umpire's call
She goes strike strike strike three buddy
And ball ball ball

The girl says yes when she means yes
And the girl says no when she means no
And the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Guitar

The first time she said no
That was rough
But now, I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

Irving Plaza

Lyrics

Well the girl stands up to me now
More than she did before
I used to win all the arguments
(Yeah but that was like) when she felt inferior

That's no good, you don't want to win an argument that way
There is no satisfaction in that

Well the girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

When she says no
Now it comes out smooth as silk
She don't act like bad breakfast cereal
Waiting to wilt in the milk

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

Guitar

Well the first time she said no
Oh, that was rough
But now I think I like her better
Tough tough tough

The girl says yes when she means yes
The girl says no when she means no
The girl stands up to me now
More than she did before

More than she did before

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