Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today
Madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today
She is sorry to be delayed
But last evening down in Lover's Lane she strays
Madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When she woke up and found that her dream of love was gone
Madam
She ran to the man who had led her so far astray
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her love down
Madam
Miss Otis regrets, she's unable to lunch today

When the mob came and got her and dragged her from the jail
Madam
They strung her upon the old willow across the way
And the moment before she died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried
Madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today


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"Miss Otis Regrets" as written by Cole Porter

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    General CommentThe first time I heard this tune, I was shocked. Then, I listened to it again, and you can just hear Miss Otis crying in Ella's voice. Absolutely wonderful. It almost makes me want to cry.
    Araahielon April 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm currently rehearsing a production of the musical Red, Hot & Cole--basically a biography of Cole Porter, the writer of this song. I particularly like this song--don't know why. But the first time I heard this song--heard it without really listening for the tune or the words, really heard it--was just now, after a mini-fight with a friend (not really a fight, we exchanged insults but as far as I can tell we're still friends). I was kind of hurt by the things she said, though I didn't show it before. And this was the first time I ever thought of this song as really, truly sad, and not just a story of a woman with an odd name.
    munyee23on January 07, 2009   Link

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