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Frank Sinatra

The Lady Is A Tramp

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“The Lady Is a Tramp” is a show tune from the 1937 Rodgers and Hart musical Babes in Arms in which it was introduced by former child star Mitzi Green. This song is a spoof of New York high society and its strict etiquette (the first line of the verse is “I get too hungry for dinner at eight...“). It has become a popular standard. The lyrics are about a woman who has her priorities in order and who is not interested in material things which makes her uninteresting to highbrow types. Hence, they scorn her and dismiss her as a tramp. The man singing about her is defending her. The song was also used in the film version of Pal Joey starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. Joey Evans (Sinatra) sings the song to Vera Simpson (Hayworth) as he tries to entice the wealthy... Read on...

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