Louis Armstrong - Cabaret Lyrics

Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , CARLIN AMERICA INC , EMI Music Publishing
writers: Ebb Fred, Kander John
release date: 1988
popularity : 161 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Stage & Screen
styles: Dixieland/Easy Listening/Vocal
length: 2:46
producer: Bob Thiele
engineer: Bob Simpson and Eddie Brackett
lyricist: Fred Ebb
composer: John Kander
Lyrics
What good is sitting, alone in your room?
But come, hear the music play!
Life is a cabaret, old chum!
Come to the cabaret!
Put down your knitting, your book and your broom
It is time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret, old chum!

Come to the cabaret!
Come taste the wine
Come hear the band
Come blow that horn
Start celebrating
Right this way your table's waiting
What good's permitting some prophet of doom?
To wipe every smile away
Life is a cabaret, old chum!
So come to the cabaret!

I used to have this girlfriend known as Elsie
With whom I shared for sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn't what you call a blushing flower
As a matter of fact she rented by the hours
The day she died the neighbours
Came to snicker her
Well, that is what comes from
Too much pills and liquor

But when I saw her laid down like a queen
She was the happiest corpes I'd ever seen
I think of Elsie till this very day
I remember how she'd turned to me and say
What good is sitting all alone in your room?
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum!
Come to the cabaret!

And as for me
And as for me
I made my mind up back in Chelsea
When I go I am going like Elsie
Start by admitting
From cradle to doom
It isn't that long a stay
Life is a cabaret, old chum!
It's only a cabaret, old chum!
And I love a cabaret!



Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 What a Wonderful World
  • 2 Cabaret
  • 3 The Home Fire
  • 4 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 5 Give Me Your Kisses (I'll Give You My Heart)
  • 6 The Sunshine of Love
  • 7 Hello Brother
  • 8 There Must Be a Way
  • 9 Fantastic, That's You
  • 10 I Guess I'll Take the Papers (And Go Home)
  • 11 Hellzapoppin'

  • Album Information
    label: Decca Jazz
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 011105065627
    script: Latin