Hard Hearted Hannah Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Milton Ager, Charles Bates, Bob Bigelow, Jack Yellen
album: Track 15 in album Twelve Nights in Hollywood
release date: 2009-12
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In old Savannah, I said Savannah,
The weather there is nice and warm!
The climates of a Southern brand,
But here's what I don't understand:
They got a gal there, a pretty gal there,
Who's colder than an Arctic storm,
Got a heart just like a stone,
Even ice men leave her alone!

They call her Hard Hearted Hannah,
The vamp of Savannah,
The meanest gal in town;
Leather is tough, but Hannah's heart is tougher,
She's a gal who loves to see men suffer!
To tease 'em, and thrill 'em, to torture and kill 'em,
Is her delight, they say,
I saw her at the seashore with a great big pan,
There was Hannah pouring water on a drownding man!
She's Hard Hearted Hannah, the vamp of Savannah, GA!

They call her Hard Hearted Hannah,
The vamp of Savannah,
The meanest gal in town;
Talk of your cold, refrigeratin' mamas,
Brother, she's a polar bear's pajamas!
To tease 'em, and thrill 'em, to torture and kill 'em,
Is her delight, they say,
An evening spent with Hannah sittin' on your knees,
Is like travelin' through Alaska in your BVDs.
She's Hard Hearted Hannah, the vamp of Savannah, GA!

Can you imagine a woman as cold as Hannah
She's got the right name, The vamp of Savannah
Any time a woman can take a great big pan
And start pouring water on a drownin' man
She's hard hearted Hannah
The Vamp of Savannah GA

Ohh she's sweet as sour milk

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Lover Come Back to Me
  • 3 Too Close for Comfort
  • 4 Little White Lies
  • 5 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 6 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
  • 7 Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  • 8 I Found a New Baby
  • 9 On a Slow Boat to China
  • 10 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • 11 Perdido
  • 12 I've Got a Crush on You
  • 13 But Not for Me
  • 14 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
  • 15 Across the Alley From the Alamo
  • 16 I'm Glad There Is You
  • 17 'Round Midnight
  • 18 Take the "A" Train
  • 19 Mr. Paganini
  • 1 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 2 I Can't Get Started
  • 3 Give Me the Simple Life
  • 4 Caravan
  • 5 One for My Baby
  • 6 Lorelei
  • 7 A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • 8 Witchcraft
  • 9 Gone With the Wind
  • 10 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
  • 11 It's De-Lovely
  • 12 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 13 That Old Black Magic
  • 14 Lullaby of Birdland
  • 15 Ella Introduces the Band
  • 16 Imagination
  • 17 Blue Moon
  • 18 Joe Williams' Blues
    CD 3
  • 1 The Lady's in Love With You
  • 2 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 3 Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 4 Anything Goes
  • 5 This Could Be the Start of Something Big
  • 6 Candy
  • 7 Little Girl Blue
  • 8 You're Driving Me Crazy
  • 9 It's All Right With Me
  • 10 Just Squeeze Me (but Please Don't Tease Me)
  • 11 'S Wonderful
  • 12 How High the Moon
  • 13 Deep Purple
  • 14 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  • 15 Mack the Knife
  • 16 Exactly Like You
  • 17 Rock It for Me
  • 18 Stompin' at the Savoy
  • 19 Love for Sale
  • 20 St. Louis Blues
  • 1 All of Me
  • 2 Hard Hearted Hannah
  • 3 Broadway
  • 4 My Kind of Boy
  • 5 It Had to Be You
  • 6 C'est Magnifique
  • 7 How Long Has This Been Going On
  • 8 When Your Lover Has Gone
  • 9 Taking a Chance on Love
  • 10 Good Morning Heartache
  • 11 Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie
  • 12 Hallelujah, I Love Him So
  • 13 Angel Eyes
  • 14 Ol' Man Mose
  • 15 Teach Me Tonight
  • 16 Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist
  • 17 Too Darn Hot
  • 18 Bewitched
  • 19 Bill Bailey
  • 20 Bill Bailey (Reprise)