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Electric Light Orchestra Lyrics


Just got back from the downtown palais
Where the music was so sweet
Knocked me right back in the alley
I'm ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm ready
Oh, oh, oh, I'm ready and I'm really gonna rock tonight

Sweet little lady sings like a songbird
And she sings the opera like you ain't never heard
But she ain't ready
No, no, no, she ain't ready
No, no, no, she ain't ready
And she ain't gonna rock and roll

She's sweet on Wagner
I think she'd die for Beethoven
She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune
And Verdi's always creeping from her room

Come on, I'll show you how to sing the blues
Now baby, come on over you got nothin' to lose
Are you ready, hey, hey, hey are you ready?
Ooh, ooh, ooh, are you ready?
I wanna show you how to rock and roll

Now listen here baby she said to me
"Just meet me at the opera house at a quarter to three
'Cause I'm ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm ready
Ooh, ooh, ooh, I'm ready
I'm gonna show you how to sing the blues"

She's sweet on Wagner
I think she'd die for Beethoven
She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune
And Verdi's always creeping from her room
Far, far away the music is playing

Well, we were reelin' and a rockin' all through the night
Yeah, we were rockin' at the opera house until the break of light
And the orchestra were playin' all Chuck Berry's greatest tunes
And the singers in the chorus all got off on singing blues

And as the night grew older everybody was as one
The people on the streets came runnin' in to join in song
Just to hear the opera singer singin' rock and roll so pure
I thought I saw the mayor there but I wasn't really sure, but it's alright

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Written by: JEFF LYNNE

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Comments from YouTube:

Mr Pancake 888

Jeff Lynne should be crowned as the king of music, or at least orchestra. He’s just so talented. And ELO is insanely underrated, it’s so annoying. All that is praised by them is mr blue sky which is honestly not even close to as good as a lot of their other songs. But it still is really good.

ZJ Gordon-Ch

I agree with you..
The most incredible Orchestra,.. a Master of Masters Jeff Lynne should be in every Rock N Roll Group, ELO is PURE TALENT!!

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5th August 2021

loving life Garner

What about Roy wood

Laurie Aylmore

@1derfullBeast better read a Bit more pure bullshit on your behalf

1derfullBeast

@Laurie Aylmore this is pure bullshit and not true;both Lynne and Wood are geniuses-each in his own way-Jeff invented the Electric Light Orchestra sound on his own:-)

Katherine Ledesma

Right 👍 on.

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Danny K. Blevins

How can anyone watch this video and not agree that Jeff Lynne and ELO belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? They have inducted many other acts not nearly as talented. 

Edward Harley

on the other hand who the hell cares about the R&R Hall of Fame..?? What matters is..
what. ~~~~ WE LIKE, that's all.

MEDLongSC

Now if they only could get Rundgren & Utopia inducted - Another diverse, inventive and talented musician, producer with a prog band.

THE REAPER MAN

Well, they're in now, along with Yes. Both were long overdue to be inducted.

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