Who Sang The Lady Is a Tramp? Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee Mink Jazz cover art

Some other versions of "The Lady Is a Tramp"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
release date: 1963
genres: Jazz
styles: Space-Age/Smooth Jazz/Cool Jazz
length: 2:31
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 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 okay
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

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It's a Big Wide Wonderful World
  • 2 Whisper Not
  • 3 My Silent Love
  • 4 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 5 Days of Wine and Roses
  • 6 As Long as I Live
  • 7 I Won't Dance
  • 8 Cloudy Morning
  • 9 I Could Write a Book
  • 10 I Never Had a Chance
  • 11 Close Your Eyes
  • 12 Where Can I Go Without You?

  • Album Information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin