Sam and Delilah

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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe, "[i]n the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington." A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and world tours. Several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. Due to his invent… more »


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1991
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Delilah was a floozy
She never gave a damn
Delilah wasn't choosy
Till she fell for a swell buckaroo
Whose name was Sam

Delilah got in action
Delilah did her "kootch"
She gave him satisfaction
And he fell 'neath her spell
With the aid of love and "hootch"

But one day so they tell us
His true wife he did crave
Delilah she got jealous
And she tracked him and hacked him
And dug for Sam a grave

It's always that way with passion
So, cowboy, learn to behave
Or else you're liable to cash in
With no tombstone on your grave
Delilah, oh, Delilah

She's no babe in the wood
Run, cowboy, run a mile
If you love that kind of woman
She'll do you no good

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Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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