Lorelei [Alternate Take][*]

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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 »


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1959
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Back in the days of knights in armor
There once lived a lovely charmer
Swimming in the Rhine
Her figure was divine

She had a yen for all the sailors
Fishermen and gobs and whalers
She had a most immoral eye
They called her Lorelei

She created quite a stir
And I want to be like her

I want to be like that gal on the river
Who sang her song to the ships passing by
She had the goods and how she could deliver
The Lorelei

She used to love in a strange kind of fashion
With lots of hey-ho-de-ho-hi-de-hi
And I can guarantee I'm full of passion
Like the Lorelei

I'm treacherous, yeah, yeah
Oh, I just can't hold myself in check
I'm lecherous, yeah, yeah
I want to bite my initials on a sailor's neck

Each affair has a kick and a wallop
For what they crave I can always supply
I want to be just like that other trollop
The Lorelei

I want to be just like that other trollop
The Lorelei

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Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

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