Lorelei

(Gershwin)


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

And she had a yen for all the sailors
Fisher men and gobs and whalers
She had a most immoral eye
They called her Lorelei
She created quite a stir
And I wanna be like her

Yeah, I wanna be like that gal on the river
Who sang her songs 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-dee-ho, hi-dee-hi
And I can guarantee I'm full of passion
Like the Lorelei

Well now I'm treacherous, yah yah
Oh I just can't hold myself in check
I'm lecherous, yah yah
I wanna carve my initials on a sailor's neck

Each affair has a kick and a wallop
For what they crave, I can always supply
I wanna be just like that other trollop
The Lorelei, now I tell you

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
If the river don't get you
Then the undertow must
But I, I wanna be Lorelei
Oh, and sit and whistle on a rock


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