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Cabaret

This song is by Ella Fitzgerald and appears on the live album Ella in Budapest (1999).

Lyrics what good is sitting alone
In you room?
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret
Put down the knitting
The book and the broom
Time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret
Come taste the wine
Come hear the band
Come blow a horn
Start celebrating
Right this way
Your table's waiting

No use permitting
Some prophet of doom
To wipe every smile away
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret

I used to have a girlfriend
Known as elsie
With whom I shared
Four sordid rooms in chelsea
She wasn't what you'd call
A blushing flower...
As a matter of fact
She rented by the hour

The day she died the neighbors
Came to snicker:
Well, that's what comes
From too much pills and liquor
But when I saw her laid out like a queen
She was the happiest... corpse...
I'd ever seen

I think of elsie to this very day
I remember how she'd turn to me and say:
What good is sitting alone
In you room?
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret

Put down the knitting
The book and the broom
Time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret

And as for me
I made my mind up, back in chelsea
When I go, I'm going like elsie

Start by admitting
From cradle to tomb
Isn't that a long a stay
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Only a cabarert, old chum
And I love a cabaret

Here you here! good luck

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