Hard Hearted Hannah Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bob Bigelow, Charles Bates, Jack Yellen, Milton Ager
album: Track in album Twelve Nights in Hollywood
release date: 2009-12
popularity : 168 users have visited this page.
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
length: 2:38

Cover Art

Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood cover art
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In old Savannah
I said Savannah
The weather there is nice and warm
The climate`s of a southern brand

But here`s what I don`t understand
They`ve got a gal there
A pretty gal there
Who`s colder than an artic storm

Got a heart just like a stone
Even nice 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 them 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 pourin` water on a drownin` man

She`s hard hearted Hannah
The vamp of Savannah, G-A
The call her "hard hearted Hannah"
The vamp of Savannah

The meanest gal in town
Talk of your cold, refridgerating mamas
Brotha she`s a polar bear`s pajamas
To tease them and thrill `em

To torture and kill `em
Is her delight they say
An evening spent with Hannah sitting on your knees
Is like travelin` through Alaska in your BVDs

She`s hard hearted Hannah
The vamp of Savannah, G-A
Can you imagine a woman as cold as Hannah?
She`s got the right name "the vamp of Savannah"

Anytime a woman can take a great big pan
Start pourin` water on a drownin` man
She`s hard hearted Hannah
The vamp of Savannah, G-A

Spoken: Ooh! 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
    CD 2
  • 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
    CD 4
  • 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)