The Gentleman Is a Dope

Ella Fitzgerald  Buy

FAVORITE (12 fans)

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. more »


Year:
1962
77 Views

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

The gentleman is a dope, a man of many faults
A clumsy Joe who wouldn't know a Rhumba from a Waltz
The gentleman is a dope and not my cup of tea
(Why do I get in a dither? He doesn't belong to me)

The gentleman isn't bright; he doesn't know the score
A Cake will come; he'll take a crumb and never ask for more
The gentleman's eyes are blue, but little do they see
(Why am I beating my brains out? He doesn't belong to me)

He's somebody else's problem; she's welcome to the guy
She'll never understand him half as well as I
The gentleman is a dope; he isn't very smart
He's just a lug you like to hug and hold against your heart
The gentleman is a dope; doesn't know how happy he could be
Look at me crying my eyes out as if he belonged to me
As if; he'll never belong to me

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

Written by: OSCAR II HAMMERSTEIN, RICHARD RODGERS

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the The Gentleman Is a Dope Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"The Gentleman Is a Dope Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 19 Jul 2019. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1067713/Ella+Fitzgerald>.

Missing lyrics by Ella Fitzgerald?

Know any other songs by Ella Fitzgerald? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

The Gentleman Is a Dope