The Lorelei Lyrics - Kim Criswell

Kim Criswell The Lorelei cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993-5-11
length: 4:58
conductor: John McGlinn
orchestra: London Sinfonietta
soprano vocals: Kim Criswell
choir vocals: Ambrosian Singers
chorus master: John McCarthy
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Back in the days of knights in armor
There once lived a lovely charmer
Swimming in the Rhine
Her figure was divine

She had a yen for all the sailors
Fishermen and gobs and whalers
She had a most immoral eye
They called her Lorelei

She created quite a stir
And I want to be like her

I want to be like that gal on the river
Who sang her song to the ships passing by
She had the goods and how she could deliver
The Lorelei

She used to love in a strange kind of fashion
With lots of hey-ho-de-ho-hi-de-hi
And I can guarantee I`m full of passion
Like the Lorelei

I`m treacherous, yeah-yeah
Oh, I just can`t hold myself in check
I`m lecherous, yeah-yeah
I want to bite my initials on a sailor`s neck

Each affair has a kick and a wallop
For what they crave, I can always supply
I want to be just like that other trollop
The Lorelei

I want to be just like that other trollop
The Lorelei

CD 1
  • 1 Give Him the Oo-la-la
  • 2 He's a Right Guy
  • 3 It Never Entered My Mind
  • 4 Johnny One Note
  • 5 You and the Night and the Music
  • 6 The Saga of Jenny
  • 7 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 8 The Leader of a Big-Time Band
  • 9 In the Heart of the Dark
  • 10 The Lorelei
  • 11 Dream With Me
  • 12 I Love Paris
  • 13 Katie Went to Haiti
  • 14 Let's Go West Again
  • 15 Ten Cents a Dance
  • 16 I Got Rhythm