The Lady Is A Tramp
Babes In Arms, (1937)
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The Lady Is A Tramp
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
Babes In Arms, 1937
I've wined and dined on Mulligan stew
And never wished for turkey.
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 Co'ad
. But social circles spin too fast for me.
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.
I won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls.
I 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 my hair.
Life without care.
I'm broke, it's oke.
I hate California is cold and is damp.
That's why the lady is a tramp.
I go to Coney-the beach is divine.
I go to ball games--the bleachers are fine.
I follow Winchell and read ev'ry 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 all alone when I lower my lamp.
That's why the lady is a tramp.
Don't know the reason for cocktails at five.
I don't like flying--I'm glad I'm alive.
I crave affection, but not when I drive.
That's why the lady is a tramp.
Folks go to London and leave me behind.
I'll miss the crowning, Queen Mary won't mind.
I don't play Scarlett in Gone With the Wind--
That' s why the lady is a tramp.
I like to hang my hat where I please.
Sail with the breeze.
No dough--heigh-ho!
I love La Guardia and think he's a champ.
That' s why the lady is a tramp.
REFRAIN 4 (reprise)
Girls get massages, they cry and they moan.
Tell Lizzie Arden to leave me alone.
I'm not so hot, but my shape is my own.
That's why the lady is a tramp!
The food at Sardi's is perfect, no doubt.
I wouldn't know what the Ritz is about.
I drop a nickel and coffee comes out.
That's why the lady is a tramp!
I like the sweet, fresh rain in my face.
Diamonds and lace,
No got--so what?
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