Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg - Lydia, the Tattooed Lady (lyrics and video clip)

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LYDIA, THE TATTOOED LADY

Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg


Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
And a torso even more so.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia.
Oh Lydia the queen of tattoo.
On her back is the Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it, the wreck of the Hesperus too.
And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

When her robe is unfurled, she will show you the world,
If you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paris,
Or Washington crossing The Delaware.

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia the Tattooed Lady.
When her muscles start relaxin',
Up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia.
Oh Lydia, the queen of them all.
For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz,
With a view of Niagara that nobody has.
And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

Come along and see Buff’lo Bill with his lasso.
Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso.
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon.
Here's Godiva, but with her pajamas on.

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

Here is Grover Whelan unveilin' the Trilon.
Over on the west coast we have Treasure Islan’.
Here's Nijinsky a-doin' the rhumba.
Here's her social security numba.

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia.
Oh Lydia, the champ of them all.
She once swept an admiral clear off his feet.
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat.
And now the old boy's in command of the fleet,
For he went and married Lydia!

I said Lydia... (He said Lydia...)
They said Lydia... (We said Lydia…)
La la!
« Last Edit: 24 Mar, 2008, 01:20:27 by wings »


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Wow! Που το θυμήθηκες αυτό το εξαιρετικό;;;; Βάλε και το "Halfway up/down the stairs"..... άλλο favourite!



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Wow! Που το θυμήθηκες αυτό το εξαιρετικό;;;; Βάλε και το "Halfway up/down the stairs"..... άλλο favourite!

Βλέπω τακτικά το Philadelphia Story. ¨-))

Λες για A.A. Milne ή κάτι άλλο;


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Η Μαρίζα κι εγώ ανήκουμε στη γενιά του Κέρμιτ (μόνο που εγώ δούλευα τότε στην Αγγλία ενώ η Μαρίζα πήγαινε ακόμα στο δημοτικό). Οπότε σκεφτείτε πράσινο βατραχάκι (τον Ρόμπιν, το ανιψάκι του Κέρμιτ) να σιγοτραγουδάει μελαγχολικά το ποίημα του Μιλν:

Halfway Down The Stairs

Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit.
There isn't any other stair quite like it.
I'm not at the bottom, I'm not at the top.
So this is the stair where I always stop.

Halfway up the stairs isn't up and isn't down.
It isn't in the nursery, it isn't in the town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts run round my head.
It isn't really anywhere, it's somewhere else instead.

Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit.
There isn't any other stair quite like it.
I'm not at the bottom, I'm not at the top.
So this is the stair where I always stop.




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