Who Sang Hard Hearted Hannah? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Complete Masters 1935 - 1955 cover art

Some other versions of "Hard Hearted Hannah"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bob Bigelow, Charles Bates, Jack Yellen, Milton Ager
release date: 2011-11-6
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
length: 3:01
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.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I'll Chase The Blues Away
  • 2 Love And Kisses
  • 3 Rhythm And Romance
  • 4 I'll Chase The Blues Away
  • 5 My Melancholy Baby
  • 6 All My Life
  • 7 Crying My Heart Out For You
  • 8 Under The Spell Of The Blues
  • 9 When I Get Low I Get High
  • 10 Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)
  • 11 A Little Bit Later On
  • 12 Love You're Just A Laugh
  • 13 Devoting My Time To You
  • 14 (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)
  • 15 Swingin' On The Reservation
  • 16 I Got The Spring Fever Blues
  • 17 Vote For Mr. Rhythm
  • 18 Goodnight My Love
  • 19 Take Another Guess
  • 20 Didja Mean It
  • 21 My Last Affair
  • 22 The Organ Grinder's Swing
  • 23 Shine
  • 24 Darktown Strutters' Ball
    CD 2
  • 1 Take Another Guess
  • 2 Love Marches On
  • 3 Big Boy Blue
  • 4 There's Frost On The Moon
  • 5 Dedicated To You
  • 6 Wake Up And Live
  • 7 You Showed Me the Way
  • 8 Crying Mood
  • 9 Love Is the Thing, So They Say
  • 10 All Over Nothing at All
  • 11 If You Ever Should Leave
  • 12 Everyone's Wrong But Me
  • 13 Deep In The Heart Of The South
  • 14 Just a Simple Melody
  • 15 I Got a Guy
  • 16 Holiday in Harlem
  • 17 Rock It For Me
  • 18 I Want To Be Happy
  • 19 The Dipsy Doodle
  • 20 If Dreams Come True
  • 21 Hallelujah!
  • 22 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
  • 23 It's My Turn Now
  • 24 It's Wonderful
    CD 3
  • 1 I Was Doing All Right
  • 2 A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • 3 Heart of Mine
  • 4 I'm Just a Jitterbug
  • 5 This Time It's Real
  • 6 (Oh, Oh) What Do You Know About Love?
  • 7 You Can't Be Mine (And Someone Else's Too)
  • 8 We Can't Go on This Way
  • 9 Saving Myself for You
  • 10 If You Only Knew
  • 11 Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil
  • 12 McPherson Is Reharsin' (To Swing)
  • 13 Everybody Step
  • 14 Ella
  • 15 Wacky Dust
  • 16 Gotta Pebble in My Show
  • 17 I Can't Stop Loving You.
  • 18 Strictly from Dixie
  • 19 Woe Is Me
  • 20 I Let a Tear Fall in the River
  • 21 Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones
  • 22 I Love Each Move You Make
  • 23 It's Foxy
  • 24 I Found My Yellow Basket
    CD 4
  • 1 Undecided
  • 2 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)
  • 3 One Side of Me
  • 4 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • 5 Once Is Enough for Me
  • 6 I Had to Live and Learn
  • 7 Sugar Pie
  • 8 It's Slumbertime Anong the Swanee
  • 9 I'm Up a Tree
  • 10 Chew-Chew-Chew (Chew Your Bubble Gum)
  • 11 Don't Worry About Me
  • 12 If Anything Happened to You
  • 13 If That's What You're Thinking, You're Wrong
  • 14 If You Ever Change Your Mind
  • 15 Have Mercy
  • 16 Little White Lies
  • 17 Coochi-Coochi-Coo
  • 18 That Was My Heart
  • 19 Betcha Nickel
  • 20 Stairway to the Stars
  • 21 I Want the Waiter (With the Water)
  • 22 That's All Brother
  • 23 Out of Nowhere
  • 24 My Last Goodbye
    CD 5
  • 1 (I Always Dream of) Billy
  • 2 Please Tell Me the Truth
  • 3 I'm Not Complainin'
  • 4 You're Gonna Lose Your Gal
  • 5 What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
  • 6 Baby, What Else Can I Do?
  • 7 My Wubba Dolly (Rubber Dolly)
  • 8 Moon Ray
  • 9 Is There Somebody Else?
  • 10 Sugar Blues
  • 11 The Starlit Hour
  • 12 What's the Matter with Me
  • 13 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
  • 14 If It Weren't for You
  • 15 Sing Song Swing
  • 16 Imagination
  • 17 Deedle-Dee-Dum
  • 18 Shake Down the Stars
  • 19 Gulf Coast Blues
  • 20 I Fell in Love with a Dream
  • 21 The Five O'Clock Whistle
  • 22 So Long
  • 23 Louisville, KY
  • 24 Taking a Chance on Love
    CD 6
  • 1 Cabin in the Sky
  • 2 I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town
  • 3 Three Little Words
  • 4 Hello Ma! I Done It Again
  • 5 Wishful Thinking
  • 6 The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else
  • 7 The Muffin Man
  • 8 Keep Cool, Fool
  • 9 No Nothing
  • 10 My Man
  • 11 I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  • 12 I Must Have That Man
  • 13 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  • 14 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  • 15 Melinda the Mousie
  • 16 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  • 17 Jim
  • 18 his Love of Mine
  • 19 Somebody Nobody Loves
  • 20 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 21 Who Are You?
  • 22 I'm Thrilled
  • 23 Make Love to Me
  • 24 I'm Getting Mighty Lonesome for You
    CD 7
  • 1 When I Come Back Crying (Will You Be Laughing at Me?)
  • 2 All I Need Is You
  • 3 Mama Come Home
  • 4 My Heart and I Decided
  • 5 (I Put) A Four Leaf Clover in Your Pocket
  • 6 He's My Guy
  • 7 Cow Cow Boogie
  • 8 Once Too Often
  • 9 Time Alone Will Tell
  • 10 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  • 11 I'm Making Believe
  • 12 And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
  • 13 I'm Confessin' That I Love You
  • 14 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 15 That's the Way It Is
  • 16 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 17 Cry You Out of My Heart
  • 18 A Kiss Goodnight
  • 19 Benny's Coming Home on Saturday
  • 20 Flying Home
  • 21 Stone Cold Dead in the Market
  • 22 Petootie Pie
  • 23 That's Rich
  • 24 I'll Always Be in Love with You
    CD 8
  • 1 I'll See You in My Dreams
  • 2 You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
  • 3 The Frim Fram Sauce
  • 4 I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So
  • 5 I Didn't Mean a Word I Said
  • 6 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  • 7 It's a Pity to Say Goodnight
  • 8 Guilty
  • 9 Sentimental Journey
  • 10 BudElla (Blue Skies)
  • 11 A Sunday Kind of Love
  • 12 That's My Desire
  • 13 Oh, Lady Be Good!
  • 14 Don't You Think I Ought to Know?
  • 15 You're Breakin' in a New Heart
  • 16 I Want to Learn About Love
  • 17 That Old Feeling
  • 18 My Baby Likes to Be-Bop
  • 19 No Sense
  • 20 How High the Moon
  • 21 I've Got a Feelin' I'm Fallin'
  • 22 You Turned the Tables on Me
  • 23 I Cried and Cried and Cried
  • 24 Robbin's Nest (Just When We're Fallin' in Love)
    CD 9
  • 1 Tea Leaves
  • 2 My Happiness
  • 3 It's Too Soon to Know
  • 4 I Can't Go On (Without You)
  • 5 To Make a Mistake Is Human
  • 6 In My Dreams
  • 7 I Couldn't Stay Away from You
  • 8 Old Mother Hubbard
  • 9 9. Someone Like You 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
  • 10 Happy Talk
  • 11 I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair
  • 12 Black Coffee
  • 13 Lover's Gold
  • 14 Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • 16 Crying
  • 17 A New Shade of Blues
  • 18 In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
  • 19 Talk Fast, My Heart, Talk Fast
  • 20 I'm Waitin' for the Junkman
  • 21 Basin Street Blues
  • 22 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
  • 23 Dream a Little Longer
  • 24 Foolish Tears
    CD 10
  • 1 A Man Wrote a Song
  • 2 Fairy Tale
  • 3 I Gotta Have My Baby Back
  • 4 Baby, Won't You Say You Love Me
  • 5 Don'cha Go 'Way Mad
  • 6 Solid as a Rock
  • 7 I've Got the World on a String
  • 8 Sugarfoot Rag
  • 9 Peas And Rice
  • 10 M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I.
  • 11 I Don't Want the World
  • 12 Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
  • 13 I'll Never Be Free
  • 14 Dream a Little Dream of M
  • 15 Can Anyone Explain?
  • 16 Looking For a Boy
  • 17 My One and Only
  • 18 How Long Has This Been Going On?
  • 19 I've Got a Cruch on You
  • 20 But Not for Me
  • 21 Soon
  • 22 Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 23 Maybe
  • 24 Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney
    CD 11
  • 1 Molasses, Molasses
  • 2 Little Small Town Girl
  • 3 I Still Feel the Same About You
  • 4 Lonesome Gal
  • 5 The Bean Bag Song
  • 6 The Chesapeake and Ohio
  • 7 Two Little Men in the Flying Saucer
  • 8 Because of Rain
  • 9 The Hot Canary
  • 10 Even as You and I
  • 11 Do You Really Love Me?
  • 12 Love You Madly
  • 13 Mixed Emotions
  • 14 Smooth Sailing
  • 15 Come On-A My House
  • 16 I Don't Want to Take a Chance
  • 17 There Never Was a Baby (Like My Baby)
  • 18 Give a Little, Give a Little
  • 19 Necessary Evil
  • 20 Oops!
  • 21 Would You Like to Take a Walk?
  • 22 Who Walks in When I Walk Out?
  • 23 Baby Doll
  • 24 What Does It Take
    CD 12
  • 1 Lady Bug
  • 2 Lazy Day
  • 3 Airmail Special
  • 4 Rough Ridin'
  • 5 A Guy Is a Guy
  • 6 Nowhere Guy
  • 7 Gee, But I'm Glad to Know You Love Me
  • 8 Goody Goody
  • 9 Angel Eyes
  • 10 Ding-Dong Boogie
  • 11 (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini), Pts. 1-2
  • 12 Early Autumn
  • 13 Preview
  • 14 Trying
  • 15 The Greatest There Is
  • 16 My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  • 17 Ella's Contribution to the Blues
  • 18 My Favorite Song
  • 19 Walking by the River
  • 20 I Can't Lie to Myself
  • 21 Don't Wake Me Up
  • 22 Blue Lou
  • 23 Careless
  • 24 I Wonder What Kind of a Guy You'd Be
    CD 13
  • 1 When the Hands of the Clock Pray at Midnight
  • 2 Crying in the Chapel
  • 3 An Empty Ballroom
  • 4 If You Don't Know, I Know Who Will
  • 5 Melancholy Me
  • 6 Somebody Bad Stole the Wedding Bell
  • 7 Moanin' Low
  • 8 Taking a Chance on Love
  • 9 I Wished on the Moon
  • 10 Baby
  • 11 I Need
  • 12 Who's Afraid (Not I, Not I, Not I)
  • 13 I'm Glad There Is You
  • 14 Baby, What Else Can I Do?
  • 15 What Is There to Say?
  • 16 Makin' Whoopee
  • 17 Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  • 18 People Will Say We're in Love
  • 19 Please Be Kind
  • 20 Imagination
  • 21 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • 22 You Leave Me Breathless
  • 23 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 24 Stardust
    CD 14
  • 1 Lullaby of Birdland
  • 2 Later
  • 3 You'll Never Know
  • 4 Thanks for the Memory
  • 5 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 6 I Can't Get Started
  • 7 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 8 That Old Black Magic
  • 9 Old Devil Moon
  • 10 Lover, Come Back to Me
  • 11 Hard Hearted Hannah
  • 12 Pete Kelly's Blues
  • 13 Ella Hums the Blues
  • 14 Soldier Boy
  • 15 A Satisfied Mind
  • 16 My One and Only Love
  • 17 The Impatient Years
  • 18 But Not Like Mine
  • 19 The Tender Trap

  • Album Information
    label: Universal
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD