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LULU'S BACK IN TOWN From the film "Broadway Gondolier" (1935) (Harry Warren / Al Dubin) Dick Powell with Ted Fio Rito's Orch. (Film Soundtrack) - 1935 Dick Powell & The Mills Brothers (Film Soundtrack) - 1935 Fats Waller & His Rhythm - 1935 The Mills Brothers - 1935 Ted Fio Rito & His Orch. (vocal: Muzzy Marcellino) - 1935 Wingy Manone & His Orch. - 1935 Chick Bullock's levee Loungers - 1935 Bob Howard & His Orch. - 1935 Jack Payne & His Band (vocal: Ronnie Genarder) - 1935 Harry Roy & His band - 1935 Frank Sinatra (Radio Transcript) - 1945 Mel Tormé - 1956 The Hi-Lo's - 1956 Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band (vocal: Clancy Hayes) - 1956 The Diamonds - 1959 Jerry Vale - 1962 Sammy Davis Jr. - 1962 The Four Freshmen - 1962 The Buffoons - 1968 George Melly with John Chilton's Feetwarmers - 1974 Leon Redbone - 1975 Also recorded by: Johnny Mercer; Van Alexander; Ailsa McCreary; Marian McPartland; Billy May & His Orch.; Buddy Rich; Jimmy Smith; Marcus Goldhaber; Ruby Braff & The Flying Pizzarellis; Thelonius Monk; Connie Stevens; Jason Moran; Bob Cort; Lucy Reed ........... and many others. As recorded by DICK POWELL: Where's that careless chambermaid? Where'd she put my razor blade? She mislaid it, I'm afraid, It's gotta be found Ask her when she cleaned my room What she did with my perfume I just can't lose it, I gotta use it Lulu's back in town I got to get my old tuxedo pressed Got to sew a button on my vest Tonight I gotta look my best Lulu's back in town Got to get a half a buck somewhere Got to shine my shoes and slick my hair Got to get myself a boutonniere Lulu's back in town You can tell all my pets All my blondes and brunettes Mister Otis regrets That he won't be around You can tell the mailman not to call I ain't comin' home until the Fall And I might not get back home at all Lulu's back in town (Instrumental Break) I got to get my old tuxedo pressed I got to sew a button on my vest 'Cause tonight I gotta look my best, yeah Lulu's back in town I got to get a half a buck somewhere Got to shine my shoes and slick my hair Got to get myself a nice fresh boutonniere Lulu's back in town You can tell all my pets All my blondes and brunettes Mister Otis regrets Oh, he won't be around You can tell the mailman not to call I ain't comin' home until the Fall I might not get back home at all Lulu's back in town Lulu's back in town (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - October 2015) ******************** As recorded by MEL TORMÉ: You've heard about Margie Heard about Dinah Heard about Susie But ooh-ooh, Lu-ooh-Lulu Gotta get my old tuxedo pressed Gotta sew a button on my vest 'Cause tonight I gotta look my best Lulu's back in town Gotta get a half a buck somewhere Gotta shine my shoes and slick my hair Gotta get myself a boutonniere Lulu's back in town You can tell all my pets All my blondes and brunettes Mister Otis regrets That he won't be around You can tell the mailman not to call I ain't comin' home until the Fall And I might not get back home at all Lulu's back in town (Instrumental Break) You've heard about Margie Heard about Dinah Heard about Susie But ooh-ooh, Lu-ooh-Lulu I gotta get my tuxedo pressed Gotta sew a button on my vest 'Cause tonight I gotta look my best For Lulu I gotta find a few bucks somewhere Polish up my shoes and slick my hair Gotta get myself a boutonniere Lulu You can tell all my pets All my blondes and brunettes Mister Otis regrets That he won't be around You can tell my friends not to call I won't come on back until the Fall And I might not get back home at all Lulu's back in town Lulu's back in town Lu-Lu-Lu-Lu-Lu-Lu-ooh-ooh-ooh's back Back in town (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - October 2015) ******************** As recorded by JERRY VALE: I gotta get my old tuxedo pressed Gotta get a sold hour's rest 'Cause tonight I gotta look my best Hey, Lulu's back in town Gotta find a tie that's not too drab Gotta find an air-conditioned cab And get the dough to pay that tab Hey, Lulu's back in town You can tell all those chicks With their captivating tricks Jerry Vale says "Nix" He won't be around Better tell the mailman not to call Let 'im leave the letters in the hall 'Cause tonight I'm gonna have a ball Hey, Lulu's back in town Hoh-ho-ho-ho, oh, she's got a muddied name She's a real swingin' dame She can sure play the game So, I won't be around Even though I may wind up in jail Maybe need a thousand dollars bail Aw, tonight I'a a-really gonna wail Hey, Lulu's back in town Lulu's back in town (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2015) ******************** ** The line "All my blondes and brunettes" is often sung as "All my Harlem coquettes" ********************

    


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