The Lady Is a Tramp Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
album: Track 3 in album Ella At Juan-Les-Pins
release date: 1964
popularity : 540 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Vocal/Swing
length: 4:20

Cover Art

Ella Fitzgerald Ella At Juan-Les-Pins cover art
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I've wined and dined on Mulligan Stew, and never wished for Turkey
As I hitched and hiked and grifted too, from Maine to Albuquerque
Alas, I missed the Beaux Arts Ball, and what is twice as sad
I was never at a party where they honored Noel Ca-ad (Coward)
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 theater, 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 her hair
Life without care
I'm broke, it's OK
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 ballgames, the bleachers are fine
I follow Winchell, and read every line
That's why the lady is a tramp

I like a prizefight, that isn't a fake
I love 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 alone when I lower my lamp
That's why the lady is a tramp


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Day In, Day Out
  • 2 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
  • 3 The Lady Is A Tramp
  • 4 Summertime
  • 5 St. Louis Blues
  • 6 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 7 They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 8 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • 9 Somewhere In The Night
  • 10 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 11 The Cricket Song
  • 12 How High The Moon