Anna, so the papers say,
Is now set up in baltimore:
Lots of folk seem to be shooting themselves for her.
She must be near to the top and raking it in,
To get in the news like that!
And the last big town we came to was san francisco.
Life, there, was fine, only anna felt so tired
And grew envious of others:
Of those who pass the time at their ease and in comfort;
Bill's beer hall in bilbao, bilbao, bilbao,
Was the most fantastic place I've ever known.
For just a dollar you'd get all you wanted,
All you wanted, all you wanted
Of whatever kind of joy you c...
We've gotten word from philadelphia
Anna's doing well, she's making lots of money.
Her contract has been signed to do a solo turn,
It forbids her ever eating when or what she likes to e...
Will she now ? ... will our anna pull herself together ?
(lazy bones are for the devil's stockpot??)
For she was always quite a one for an armchair;
(lazy bones are for the devil's sto...
Then we met a wealthy man in boston
And he paid her a lot because he loved her,
But I had to keep a watch on anna
Who was too loving, but she loved another,
And she paid him a lot beca...
So we saved up, bought ourselves an outfit,
Nighties, nylons, beautiful dresses.
Soon we found a job that was going,
A job as dancer in a cabaret,
A job in memphis, the second big town...
We're at a stand-still! what she's been sending,
It's not any money a man can build a house with.
She's as giddy as a cyclone!
All the profits go for her pleasure!
And we're at a stand...
Want to buy some illusions
Slightly used, second-hand ?
They were lovely illusions,
Reaching high, built on sand.
They had a touch of paradise,
A spell you can't explain,
For in this crazy pa...
Now we move on, we move on a bit in time. not much, but a little. we are now in paris at the end of the second world war, and the allies have come in and liberated paris and everyone is having a
Oh, the poor shark,
Yes, the sweet shark,
It has big teeth
Then there's macheath
With his big knife,
But it's hidden
In his slip.
And this same shark,
This poor sweet shark...
In the wintertime
Keep your feet warm,
Keep your clothes on
And don't forget me.
Keep the memory,
But keep your powder dry, too.
In the summer
By the pool side
While the fireflies
Why is it that civilized humanity
Can make the world so wrong ?
In this hurly-burly of insanity
Our dreams cannot last long.
We've reached a deadline,
A press headline,
You saw the wise man salomon,
You know what 'came of him.
To him the world seemed clear as day,
He cursed the sad hour that he saw the sign,
He knew that everything was dust.
How great and wi...
You lads see me wash the glasses, wipe the floors,
Make the beds, I'm the best of servants.
You can kindly throw me pennies and I'll thank you very much.
When you see me ragged and tattered in th...
My madeleine of paris
She'll laugh and dance and sing
To cheer the weary soldier
At his homecoming.
A little room together,
An hour of love to spend.
Comme зa, your arms around me,
Oh, mon ...
Oh, show me the way to the next whisky bar,
Oh, don't ask why, oh, don't ask why!
For we must find the next whisky bar
For if we don't find the whisky bar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we m...
I walk along the street of sorrow
The boulevard of broken dreams
Where gigolo and gigolette
Can take a kiss without regret
So they forget their broken dreams.
You laugh tonight and cry tomorr...
I'm much too sentimental,
My heart is never free.
Perhaps it's accidental
That love should come to me.
Some little thing within me
Protects me for a while
Till someone comes to win me
Now we've come to this good ending
Happily all hands unite,
And with money in your pocket
You can clean up, price is right.
There are some who dwell in darkness,
There are others bathed in li...