Sam And Delilah
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald
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Track Title:               Sam And Delilah

Album Title:               George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, disc 10
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger:                  Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)

Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Originally made famous by: Ethel Merman
Producer:                  Norman Granz
Orchestra:                 Nelson Riddle

From the Show:             Girl Crazy  1930 (S)

Transcribed by Todd Peach (todd@thepeaches.com)

Lyrics:


Delilah was a floozy
She never gave a damn
Delilah wasn't choosy
Till she fell for a swell buckaroo
Whose name was Sam

Delilah got in action
Delilah did her "kootch"
She gave him satisfaction
And he fell 'neath her spell
With the aid of love and "hootch"

But one day, so they tell us
His true wife, he did crave
Delilah, she got jealous
And she tracked him, and hacked him
And dug for Sam a grave

It's always that way with passion
So cowboy, learn to behave
Or else, you're liable to cash in
With no tombstone on your grave

Delilah, oh Delilah
She's no babe in the wood
Run cowboy, run a mile-ah
If you love that kind of woman
She'll do you no good
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