Sophisticated Lady
Billie Holiday Lyrics


Sophisticated lady tryin' to change my ways
Just because you're caught in your social maze
I think it's 'bout time that you realize
Your money and your power's got you mesmerized

Pretty lady, get back
Pretty lady, yea
Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone
Educated lady with your college degree
Amazes me why you just can't see
Learned everything from your books on the shelf
But no one ever taught you how to think for yourself

Pretty lady, get back
Pretty lady, yea, sweet thing
Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

Sophisticated lady take a lesson from me
I can help you be what you want to be
Together we'll see many brighter days
If it takes forever, gonna change your ways

Pretty lady, get back
Pretty lady, yea, sweet thing
Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

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Written by: Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish

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Jeferson Barbosa da Silva

Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington

They say into your early life romance came
And this heart of yours burned a flame,
A flame that flickered one day and died away.
Then, with disillusion deep in your eyes,
You learned that fools in love soon grow wise.
The years have changed you, somehow.
I see you now,
Smoking, drinking, never thinking of tomorrow, nonchalant,
Diamonds shining, dancing, dining with some man
In a restaurant,
Is that all you really want?
No, sophisticated lady,
I know, you miss the love you lost long ago.
And when nobody is nigh, you cry.

Portuguese, by Garoeiro

Grã-fina
Duke Ellington

Dizem que na adolescência houve um romance
E nesse seu coração ardeu uma chama,
Uma chama que reluziu um dia e se apagou.
Daí, com profunda desilusão em seus olhos,
Você aprendeu que loucos de amar logo se tornam sábios.
Nesses anos, você mudou bastante.
Vendo você, agora,
Fumando, bebendo, sem pensar no amanhã, indiferente,
Diamantes brilhando, dançando, jantando com figurões
Em um restaurante,
Seria isso tudo o que você, realmente, quer?
Não, grã-fina,
Sei bem que você sente falta do amor que perdeu lá atrás.
E sem ninguém por perto, você chora.



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Obsidian451966

Billie Holiday – vocals
Harry "Sweets" Edison – trumpet
Ben Webster – tenor saxophone
Jimmy Rowles – piano
Barney Kessel – guitar
Red Mitchell – bass
Joe Mondragon – bass
Alvin Stoller – drums

Judy Judy

Thank you ! lovely work by Barney Kessel !

D Snelson Alexander Rex

This is the blues.
Billie is unforgettable.

William Wood

Oui, c'est juste sublime.

Claudia Onaizer Kiki Theodoro

OUI, L'UNIQUE SUBLIME.

Monica D'Amico

pure poetry

Lawrence Tovar Jr.

Would never claim this as one of my faves......until I'm listening to it..... God she/they killed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June Asiimwe

I adore Billie's voice so much.

Emil Pedair

The best of all time.

lorenzo morganti

Sublime

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