Sam And Delilah
Girl Crazy, (1930)
Sam And Delilah
Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
Girl Crazy, 1930
VERSE
Delilah was a floozy
She never gave a damn.
Delilah wasn't choosy
Till she fell
For a swell
Buckaroo whose name was Sam.

Delilah got in action;
Delilah did her kootch.
She gave him satisfaction,
And he fell
'Neath her spell
With the aid of love and hootch.

But one day--so they tell us--
His true wife he did crave
Delilah, she got jealous
And she tracked him,
And hacked him
And dug for Sam a grave.

It's always that way with passion,
So, cowboy, learn to behave.
Or else, you're li’ble to cash in
With no tombstone on your grave.
CHORUS
Delilah, oh, Delilah!
She's no babe in the wood;
Run, cowboy, run a mile-ah!
If you love
That kind of
Woman, she'll do you no good!

The sheriff got Delilah.
They swung her from a tree.
The records are on file-ah.
It’s distressin’—
But the lesson
Is an easy one to see.

It’s always that way with passion,
So, cowboy, learn to behave.
Or else, you're li’ble to cash in
With no tombstone on your grave.
CHORUS (repeat)
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