Who Sang The Lady Is a Tramp? Louie Bellson , Ray Brown & Paul Smith

Release information
Release Date: 1978
length: 4:23
producer: Jeffrey Weber
engineer: Phil Schier
bass: Ray Brown
piano: Paul Smith
drums (drum set): Louie Bellson
Some other versions of "The Lady Is a Tramp"

Lyrics
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

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 2 Yesterdays
  • 3 Everything Happens to Me
  • 4 On a Clear Day
  • 5 Surrey With the Fringe on Top
  • 6 My Heart Stood Still
  • 7 Chicago
  • 8 Lover

  • Release information
    label: Discwasher Recordings
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin