"The Lady Is A Tramp" as written by and Lorenz/rodgers Hart....
She gets hungry for dinner at eight
She loves the theatre, doesn't come late
She never bothers with anyone she'd hate
That's why the lady is a tramp

Doesn't like dice games with barons or earls
Won't go to Harlem dressed in ermine and pearls
WIll not dish the dirt with the rest of those girls
That's why the chick is a tramp

She loves the free, cool wind in her hair
Life without care
She's broke, but it's oke

Doesn't California, it's cold and it's damp
That's why the lady is a tramp

She gets far too hungry, baby, wait for dinner at eight
She adores the theatre, however does get there late
She'd never bother with someone she'd hate
That is why the lady is a tramp

Doesn't like dice games with barons and earls
Never makes a trip up to Harlem driving shining in Lincolns or Fords
She won't dish the dirt with the rest of those broads
That's why this chick is a tramp

She loves the free, fine, wild, knocked-out, cuckoo, groovy wind in her hair
Life's without a care
She's broke, but it's oke

She loathes California, it's cold and it's damp
That's why the lady
That is why the lady
That's why the lady is a tramp


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"The Lady Is a Tramp" as written by Richard Rodgers Lorenz Hart

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    General Commentexcellent song!!!....i think this song is about a man singin about how this genuine lady is labeled a "tramp" by society because she cuts through superficial social customs-one can easily assume he likes her because of that
    maestroon June 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is such a classic i luv it prolly one of my favorite frank songs
    Staywhatyouareon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentright, maestro, and also you get the feeling the other women are jelous of her because she's got real class.
    gracetbeon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaestro's got it nailed. I tried to sing this to my girlfriend and she got offended. I shoulda sent her to this page
    AROTUon July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEverything is relative – someone’s insult can be another’s greatest complement.
    michelle.boghossianon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah i got confused by it first but i reckon whats happened is some of the "broads" have been insulting her because she isnt like them, and she has a successful relationship with the narrator, so they called her a tramp.

    and this song is what the narrator is sarcastically saying back to those bitchy women
    draglineon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with maestro's meaning; a girl who doesn't act like everyone else and is criticized for it. I sure wish I could find a 'tramp'!
    vlaricon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentElla Fitzgeralds version is ace
    WeAreSuperheroon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe changes the words sometimes to "this chick is a champ." I agree with the rest of you guys.
    iluomoon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone bit i've never really understood was.

    "Hates California, it's cold and it's damp"

    i'm guessing this woman is from new york. i would of thought California would be warmer and have better weather than NY.
    Mr_Xon March 11, 2009   Link

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