Much as I love Howard Keel - words have failed me. It's based on "The Rape of the Sabine Women" which is recounted at one point in song in words to the effect that the women were sobbing, sobbing, sobbing but secretly they loved it. And eventually the abducted women get Stockholm Syndrome which is really very convenient.
What were they thinking? Give me feisty Calamity Jane, the hooker of Deadwood, any day.