She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She likes the theater and never comes late
She never bothers with people she'd hate
That's why the lady is a tramp
Doesn'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
She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
Life without care
She's broke--and it's "oke"
Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
That's why the lady is a tramp

She gets too hungry to wait for dinner at eight
She loves the theater but never comes late
She'd never bother with people she'd hate
That's why the lady is a tramp
She'll have no crap games with sharpies and frauds
And she won't go to Harlem in Lincolns or Fords
And she won't dish the dirt with the rest of the broads
That's why the lady is a tramp
She loves the free, fresh wind in her hair
Life without care
She's broke--but it's "oke"
Hates California, it's so cold and so damp
That's why the lady
That's why the lady
That's why the lady is a tramp



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"The Lady Is a Tramp" as written by Lorenz/rodgers Hart

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    General Comment:this 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 Comment:excellent 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 Comment:right, 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 Comment:Maestro'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 Comment:Everything is relative – someone’s insult can be another’s greatest complement.
    michelle.boghossianon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:yeah 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 Comment:I 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 Comment:Ella Fitzgeralds version is ace
    WeAreSuperheroon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:He 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 Comment:one 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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