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TEMPTATION (TIM-TAY-SHUN) (Nacio Herb Brown / Arthur Freed) Red Ingle & Cinderella G. Stump (aka Jo Stafford) - 1947 RED: Rosin on the bow and here we go...ptoo! Oh, tell me will you, darlin' Why you look so bad tonight They's bags around yer eyeballs Which is red instead of white JO: Well, it were this a-way You came when I was alone Shucks, I shoulda knowed That you wuz tim-tay-shun You smiled, a-leerin' me on My heart is plumb gone Coz you wuz tim-tay-shun It'd be thrillin' if'n yer willin' But if'n it never can be, then pity for me Fer you wuz too bored to be kissed I couldn't resist Coz you wuz tim-tay-shun And I wuz yourn (Instrumental Break) RED: Yes, as the serpent tempted Adam As the apple tempted Eve As a mudhole tempts a mosquiter, darlin' JO: That's how you tempted me RED: And as corn liquor tempts a drunkard As sorghum tempts a bee As a willer tree tempts a catterpillar, darlin' JO: That's how you tempted me JO: You came when I wuz alone Shucks, I shoulda knowed That you wuz tim-tay-shun You smiled, a-leerin' me on My heart is plumb gone Coz you wuz tim-tay-shun It'd be thrillin' if'n yer willin' But if'n it never can be then pity for me Coz you wuz too bored to be kissed I couldn't resist Coz you wuz tim-tay-shun And I was yourn Here's my heart, take it away Yes, take it away and say That we will never, never, never part I'm just a slave, just a dadburn slave I'm a-gonna wed you Coz yer tim-tay-shun And I'm a red-hot flame [RED: Hot Cinders!] fer you! (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2010)

    


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