07 January 2009

Buddy Greco's "Lady is a Tramp"

In my last post, I mentioned Sammy Cahn's special lyrics for Frank Sinatra to sing while campaigning for Spiro T. Agnew.

On my radio show yesterday I also rediscovered Buddy Greco's swingin' version of the song with such lyrics as:

...She don't know the reason for cocktails at five
She don't like flying, but I'm glad I'm alive

I crave affection, baby, but not when I drive

That's why the lady is a tramp

She flew down to London and left me behind

I missed the crowning, but I didn't mind

She won't play Scarlett in Gone with the Whynd (It's gotta rhyme)
That's why the lady is a tramp...

It's fun. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2j_XEki3dQ

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