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EADIE WAS A LADY >From the Broadway Musical "Take A Chance" (1933) ( Richard Whiting / Nacio Herb Brown / Buddy De Sylva ) Ethel Merman (Broadway Production) - 1932 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (vocal: Ramona Davies) - 1933 Cab Calloway & His Orch. - 1933 Sam Browne - 1933 Lew Stone & His Band (vocal: Al Bowlly) - 1933 Lilian Roth (Film Soundtrack) - 1933 Ethel Merman (Broadway Production) - 1932 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (vocal: Ramona Davies) - 1933 Cab Calloway & His Orch. - 1933 Sam Browne - 1933 Lew Stone & His Band (vocal: Al Bowlly) - 1933 Lilian Roth (Film Soundtrack) - 1933 Maud and Mabel, seated at a table Talking over bygone days Mabel sporty, fat and over forty Said, “Remember Edith Hayes” Eadie was a sucker for a bottle and glass But in spite of everything that gal had class Then one winter, she wed a Chinese printer Struck her with refined like ways But Eadie was a lady (Eadie was a lady) Though her past was shady (Though her past was shady) Eadie had class, with a capital K Though her life was merry (Though her life was merry) She had savoir fairey (Talking of savoir fairey) Eadie did things in a ladylike way She would have a golden toothpick handy After meals she’d flash it about Remember how she used to drink her brandy With her finger sticking well out For Eadie was a lady (Eadie was a lady) Ask P. I. O’Grady Eadie had class, with a capital K TRIVIA: This song was used as the basis for the 1945 film "Eadie Was A Lady" starring Ann Miller. (Transcribed by Bill Huntley & Mel Priddle) (Contributed by Bill Huntley - March 2007)

    


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