The Lady Is A Tramp
Words:Lorenz Hart
Music:Richard Rodgers
Performed By:  Sophie Tucker, Frank Sinatra (1957), Sammy Davis, Jr, 101 Strings Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Shirley Bassey, The Bee Gees
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From the Album:  The Reprise Collection, Disc 4
From the Show:  Babes In Arms  (1937)

Recordings of this song by Frank Sinatra (dates in US (mm/dd/yy) format):

Date       Label       Arranger
11/26/56   Capitol     Nelson Riddle
05/23/57   Columbia    Nelson Riddle
06/05/62   Reprise     Neal Hefti and Billy May
10/13/74   Reprise     Billy Byers              (live in NY)
07/01/93   Capitol     Billy Bysers             (with Luther Vandross)


She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She likes the theater 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 *"oke"*
 
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 theater 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 *"oke"*
 
Hates California, it's so cold and so damp
That's why the lady
That's why the lady
That's why the lady is a tramp


(Shirley Bassey version of lyrics:)

I've wined and dined on mulligan stew
on "Live at Talk of the Town" inserted: I have, I have
And never wished for turkey
I've hitched and hiked and drifted to
From Maine to Alberquque
Alas I missed the beaux arts ball
And what is twice as sad
I was never at a party
Where they honoured Noel Coward
on "Live at Talk of the Town":
I was never at Barbra Streisands party - aaah
And that make me bloody mad
a ...(??) funny girl
on "At The Pigalle":
Alas I'm always known as being in the pie(??)
I was never at Alma Cogans party
A shame
When she honoured Ringo Starr
on "The Birthday Concert" & video "An Audience With Shirley Bassey":
I was never at Hugh Grants party
When he honoured the great divide - ouh
His social circles move to fast for me
My hobohemia is the place to be
I get too hungry for dinner at eight
I love the theatre but never come late
I never bother with people I hate
That's why this 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 those girls
That's why this lady is a tramp

I like the free fresh wind in my hair
Life without care
I'm broke... that's oke
Hate California, it's cold and it's damp
That's why this lady is a tramp

I like the free fresh wind in my hair

on "Live at Talk of the Town": I like the free fresh wind in my wig
Life without care
I'm broke... that's oke
Hate California, it's cold and it's damp
That's why this lady is a tramp
And I love it
Yes, I'm a tramp, and I love it
And I wish that you will come in my way yeah
I wish that you will come in my way yeah
I wish that you will come in my way
Yes, I'm a lady

But a tramp
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