Timeline of “The Lady is a Tramp”

We thought we’d spruce up this miserable Monday morning with bit of Frank and a little musical history.

The Lady is a Tramp was actually written by lyricist Lorenz Hart in 1937 for the musical, Babes in Arms. The song is based in New York City and the lyrics are about a woman who isn’t interested in material things, contrastingly, to the high society in the big apple at that time. In the musical the man singing is defending the women as she is seen as an outcast and referred to as a tramp. 

Since then the song has been sang by Frank Sinatra in the film version of Pal Joey in 1957 and recorded by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Shirely Bassey.

The latest version of the song was recorded in 2011 by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in a special duet.

A perfectly fitting song to get you in the vintage mood!

So get to the back of your wardrobes, pull out your tartans and tweeds, drape a long rope of pearls around your neck, lace up your ankle boots and step into the wet and windy city!

Ah you individuals you!


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