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THE LADY IS A TRAMP fr "Babes In Arms" 1937 musical New York sb Mitzi Green Richard Rodgers (m) Lorenz Hart (l) 1937 Recorded by: Count Basie; Shirley Bassey; Tony Bennett; Ruby Braff; Les Brown; Carmen Cavallaro; Rosemary Clooney; Ray Conniff; Bing Crosby; Sammy Davis Jr.; Tommy Dorsey; Ella Fitzgerald; The Four Lads; Erroll Garner; Betty Garrett; Jackie Gleason; Stephane Grappelli; Buddy Greco; Adelaide Hall; Lionel Hampton; Ted Heath; Lena Horne; Joni James; Lee Konitz; Steve Lawrence; Peggy Lee; Michel Legrand; Enoch Light; Dean Martin; Mary Martin; Susannah McCorkle; Martine McCutcheon; Marion McPartland; Carmen MacRae; Sir Yehudi Menuhin; Glenn Miller; Marion Montgomery; Gerry Mulligan; Nichelle Nichols; Anita O'Day; 101 Strings Orch.; Patti Page; Carl Perkins; Oscar Peterson; Sid Phillips; Lou Rawls; Della Reese; Diana Ross; Pee Wee Russell; Artie Shaw; George Shearing; Victor Silvester; Frank Sinatra; Maxine Sullivan; The Supremes; The Swingle Singers; Mel Tormé; Sophie Tucker; ..... and many more. She gets too hungry for dinner at eight She likes the theatre and never comes late She never bothers with people she'd hate That's why the lady is a tramp Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls That's why the lady is a tramp She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair Life without care She's broke, and it's *"ok"* Hates California, it's cold and it's damp That's why the lady is a tramp She gets too hungry to wait for dinner at eight She loves the theatre but never comes late She'd never bother with people she'd hate That's why the lady is a tramp She'll have no crap games with sharpies and frauds And she won't go to Harlem in Lincolns or Fords And she won't dish the dirt with the rest of the broads That's why the lady is a tramp She'd love the free, fresh wind in her hair Life without care She's broke, but it's *"ok"* Hates California, it's so cold and so damp That's why the lady (2x) That's why the lady is a tramp ****** as rec by Mary Martin w Orch cond by Lehman Engel 1951 New York I've wined and dined on Mulligan stew And never wised for turkey, As I hitched and hiked and grifted, too, >From Maine to Alberquerque, Alas, I missed the Beaux Arts Ball, and what is twice as sad, I was never at a party where they honored Noel C'a'd. But social circles spin too fast for me, My Hobohemia is the place to be. I get too hungry for dinner at eight, I like the theatre, but never come late, I never bother with people I hate, That's why the lady is a tramp! I don't like crap games with barons and earls, Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls, Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls, That's why the lady is a tramp! I like the free, fresh wind in my hair, Life without care, I'm broke, It's oke! Hate California, it's cold and it's damp, That's why the lady is a tramp! I go to Coney, the beach is divine, I go to ball games, the bleachers are fine, I follow Winchell and read every line, That's why the lady is a tramp! I like a prize fight that isn't a fake, I like the rowing on Central Park lake, I go to opera and stay wide awake, That's why the lady is a tramp! I like the green grass under my shoes, What can I lose? I'm flat, That's that! I'm all alone when I lower my lamp, That's why the lady is a tramp! Don't knoe the reason for cocktails at five, I don't like flying, I'm glad I'm alive! I crave affection, but not when I drive, That's why the lady is a tramp! Folks went to London and left me behind; I missed the crowning, Queen Mary didn't mind! Won't play Scalet ion "Gone With The Wined!", That's why the lady is a tramp! I like to hang my hat where I please, Sail with the breeze, No dough, Hi ho! I strill like Roosevelt and think he's a champ, That's why the lady, That's why the lady, That's why the lady is a tramp! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - October 2011)

    


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