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The Lady is a Tramp (open collab)


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Just as something of a novelty, I thought I might induce some of the fine singers we have skulking about this joint to join in on this song with myself and Alan McPike. If you don't sing, then play! The signature key is B-flat.

Thanks again and hope your week is smelling good!

Michael

"The Lady is a Tramp" was written by Rodgers and Harte (1937)
Arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Alan McPike at the Bespoke Organ (the man baffles science).
Vocals: MJK and ???
Artwork: Impsie, forgive me for pulling a "Routine 33"--look it up in the manual--you can poke me in the eyes on a date to be determined at your earliest convenience!
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Lyrics
Gals:

I get too hungry for dinner at eight, I like the theatre but never come late.
I never bother with people I hate: That's why the lady is a tramp.
I don't like crap games with Barons and Earls,
Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls.
Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls:
That's why the lady is a tramp.

Guys:

Just substitute "I" with "she" (and I assure you, this change in gender will have no affect on your present or future masculinity or impair your ability to have children--just thought you should know).
Song Stats
Hits: 2969
Comments: 64
Fans: 29
Plays: 126
Downloads: 82

Uploaded: Oct 26, 2010 - 07:32:07 PM
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2011 - 06:15:52 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 10:39:24 PM
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jdholliday said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
you are
the man! firsties!
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michaeljayklein said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Speaking of...
..."some of the fine singers in this joint", here's one of the very finest breaking the door down!
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FEEL said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
I've seen that gal somewhere?
I don't know if I could do anything like this but if that's you... what a fantastic job. Good luck on that open collab.


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michaeljayklein said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks John!
Hey, give it a shot! You never know, this may open new, untold vistas for you! Take care now, Michael
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jdholliday said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
well
this might be the coolest thing ever! what an amazing arrangement by Mr. mcPike! And I guess you were born to sing this song! Wow! i wish I could do dat! Awesome! You are an amazing performer, get out there and perform! I'm telling you people will come from miles around to hear you sing your heart out when the sun goes down, oh wait I stole that from Johnny B Goode, anyway, you know what I mean!
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RAVENS said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
HAHA
Oh boy, I outta!!!! Well since it's a Routine #33, I'll forgive you!

What a great idea for an open collab, I can't wait to see who's going to take you up on your offer. Fabulous vocals, and you best be looking out for your eyepoke, coming shortly! Bannnng zooooom!

Imps ;-)
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RAVENS said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
BTW
Couldn't you have at least made my eyes blue or sumfin?
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michaeljayklein said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You looked it up!
Good--I knew once you pulled out are FTPWM User's Manual and looked it up, things would be square. Really though Impsie, I slapped your picture up so that everyone will be looking at it and that this form of mass-psychokinesis (like I know what I'm talking about!) will bring you really good luck tomorrow--if nobody else, I will definitely be thinking of you! By the way, for the eye poke, with or without glasses on? Be nice now...... xoxo
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Char said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Love it.
A girl would have to sing about a guy, maybe. Good luck bringing old school to young whippersnappers. Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Well then...
...give it a spin Char! I raised it to a key I thought would work best for the lady singers here (not especially a good one for me though) and for the majority of the male singers whom seem to be tenors, so feel free, okay? You take care now and have a great rest-of-the-week! Michael
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lilmom said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
TRAMP?
Holy Smokes.....Dani has the patience of a SAINT!!! This will be a fun one to follow up on....can't wait to see/hear what gets added! You do come up with some goodies!
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michaeljayklein said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Used to be...
..."tramp" meant "bum" when this song was written although I kind of doubt many people remember that this many years removed! Thanks again Sylvia--hope you are one of the taker-upperers! Michael
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lilmom said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
tramp/bum
Yes, I actually remember that! I tell ya, this brain is just packed full of useless information from 'the good old days'!! Hmmmm, I wonder how/what I could do with this.....hmmmmm. Now you've got me thinking!
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dave_b said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
The Lady is a Tramp
Very nice Michael! I just might take a whack at this on the guitar just for the challenge of it.
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michaeljayklein said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Hey there Dave
Yeah!!! Please do!!!! And, thanks for dropping in--take care now, Michael
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alackbass said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
The Lady is a Tramp
No matter how full the iPod gets there's always room for more MJK! Thanks for the download Michael.
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew...
...maybe you might find yourself singing the second chorus on the bus or something that way! One never know!
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SCJohnson59 said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Gee Whiz!!
Where is my tux and Jack Daniel's on the rocks?! SOMEWHERE 'The Chairman' is smiling!! :D
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Hey Scotty
Or, he might be reaching for another shot of Jack Daniels--one can never tell about these things! Thanks again--and take good care now, Michael
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Relic67 said 2549 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Hey
Great song!
We've got to get Sewer Rod to give it a go...
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Now...
Sewer Rod and me--this would be a combo for the ages, I just know it! But if Bing Crosby could sing with David Bowie--what the hell! Thank for dropping by Relic! Michael
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Symphony101 said 2549 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
This song is
going to be very popular Michael, I'm sure there will be several versions of it.

But who is this lady on the picture ??? :-)
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Hi Yves...
...here's a clue: she helped you and Stephen out on your latest song, but I have a feeling you're kidding me! Thanks again Yves--happy to hear from you! Michael
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Symphony101 said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Yes, just kidding :-)
I recognized Dani of course :-) Take care mate.
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RosaLinda said 2549 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Such a great song!:)
Hope many do this now! Wonderful that you have this as an open collab! You sound amazing btw;)
And Dani...Its rarly you see such a beautiful women!:)
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Linda!
Well, if you ever get bored--here's something you could work on (I am as subtle as a bag of ball peen hammers yanno!) Thanks again--and hope your week is going well (I stayed home sick today--sinus infection #231, ugh!) Michael
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DWL said 2549 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Great idea
I simply couldn't do it justice but I'll look forward to see what people who can really sing do with it.

Cheers

Dick


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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Ah Dick
I bet you would be just great on this--but thanks for considering and also for stopping in to listen! Take it easy mate, Michael
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Saltaireguru77 said 2549 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Lady is a tramp
Yes! Love that swing! Your vocals are excellent on this - looking forward to seeing who else steps up! I might take a crack at a vocal take to join you if you don't mind? My singing is pants but I'll give it a shot for the fun! Bono did a fantastic duet with Sinatra on "I got you under my skin", kinda Vegas glitz meets Dublin cool before Frank died. Who knows, maybe Belfast cool is almost as good! Love the sound on this. Just a thought, but maybe the not inconsiderably talented young lady in the picture might sing a bit for you ? I think a Moe and Impsie collab is due!
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Hey Stephen!
Yes, I remember that Bono/Sinatra track as being the one on the CD that I thought would really be strange, and it turned out to be one of the best--a most unexpected surprise and in fact, I became something of a fan of Bono's after hearing it. I'm truly excited that you've taken this one up Stephen and looking forward to enjoying what you did! Oh, Impsie and Moe have done quite a number of duets in the past and maybe one day we'll pair up again if we find the right vehicle! You take good care now and thanks greatly! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
PS
It just occurred to me that the first time I sang with Dani, it was a song from the Sinatra "Duets" CD, "What Now My Love"? She outdid Aretha Franklin quite a few times over!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Impair and Moe
Now THAT I'd like to hear!
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Moviz said 2549 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
We-ell
hows about that.... so chirpy and breezy and with a nice invite like that, what's a guy to do? LOL That guy does baffle science Michael; could swear it's a big band sound, great stuff, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Moe
I swear, he has 20 fingers sometimes--wish I had one of those things he plays (I could probably save a lot of money too, but I rather doubt I could do it nearly half as well as he does--I mean, this guy has won many awards and things for his great arrangements and orchestrations). Thanks again Maurice--take good care now (and as I've mentioned to several others above--if you ever find you have nothing to do....well, you know the rest!) Take care now, Michael
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ted23 said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
My
Week is smelling fresh thank you! It's been a good week what with the hilarious outtakes and now this :)
This is a great idea. I'd have a go but simon would probably delete my account immediately.
This could spawn many future duet partners for you.
Bravo
michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
That was a tough act to follow...
You know what helps me on the bus quite often Ted? Take one of those fabric softener tissue things and wear it over your nose until you are off the bus--works very effectively! I've actually heard of site members who sang so horribly they were banned from the site, but you completely underestimate yourself mate--you are a very good singer and I'll still keep my fingers crossed that you might one day entertain doing this with me. Thanks again--and have a great week! Michael
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
What the hell.
I'll give it a whirl! I can sing nicely when I want to. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Thanks Adam!
I'm really happy you and some others have offered to join in on this romp--very much so! You take care now, Michael
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scofugate said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Man!!
Yep...Hard work my friend...but you already have my instrument going !!
Great work!!!!
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michaeljayklein said 2547 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Hey Scott
Get that instrument going den! Thanks again partner--you take care now! Michael
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Keedee said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Wow.....
This was FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!

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michaeljayklein said 2547 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Lady in the Moon!
Hahaha--I see you used that picture after all (thanks!) You are too kind Lyn--I deeply appreciate it! Take care now--Michael
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ShadowofNine said 2548 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Gosh
super performance Moe, even a routine 33 does not fly (lol) poke him one for me to Dani for no particular reason mind you, it's just I have been poke free for sometime and i miss it...fine work Michael, I agree with everyone you should be performing live even if only for fun...
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michaeljayklein said 2547 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Thats okay Dave...
I circumvented any unforeseen ocular tragedy by initiating a well executed Routine #36 and saved the day! Thanks again--hope all is well and that the weather is still managing to stay warm over there (it's a lost cause on my end--ugh!) CU Dave! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2548 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Oh Bo**ox,stoopid me
I was expecting a song about two dogs,a bowl of spaghetti ( and if I have spelt that right it's a foist) and a discreet peck.....how daft am I ???

Well,not disappointed tho' as the song and the artwork are both excellente...
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michaeljayklein said 2547 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Actually Chris...
My understanding is this song was originally inspired by a prune Danish, but that might be apocryphal at best. Thanks for stopping by--take it easy now, Michael
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CC_Connection said 2547 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
Such a beautiful song that I love hearing you sing. So much dancing going on here. I hope to hear other version with singing soon.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2547 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Tina!!
You little transient scoundrel you! I'm glad you liked this old standard (and hopefully you understood all the words--let me know if not and I'll explain some of them--but I know how good your English is!) Thanks so very much--and I hope to hear other version with singing soon too! Take good care now--best to Yolanda and "Snuffy"! Michael
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jdholliday said 2546 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
so I spent like an hour
last night trying to sing this, it's unbelievably hard! I mean really difficult, you make it sound so easy, besides being an unusually difficult melody, it's the intangible performance aspect that I can't get I sound like a bump on a log compared to you, tough act to follow, you have that performance aspect down, that's what makes you the best, that's why you could be and should be performing in Vegas! If it comes across that well here, I can only imagine how good you are live, I've always had huge respect for your ability but this really was an eye opening experience for me, honestly, I can't do it! I bet there are others out there trying, finding out the same thing, and if not, I would challenge them to try, this song is remarkably hard to pull off! You are the master Michael!
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michaeljayklein said 2546 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
James--now seriously!
I could write a good solid paragraph saying pretty much the same when it comes to your vocal style and the songs you sing (i.e., if you had posted something in the idiom you general perform, I'd be writing you the same thing!) If you think what I did here is not easy, you should read my brain when I'm checking out your singing! I could not pull the things you do out of my hat, even at gunpoint and/or a money order made out to my name for a few million dollars put in front of me! I guess the moral of the story is: we all have our own individual styles and much of that is probably based on who and what we listened to in our formative years. As for me, I just try to sing clearly, make sure the words can be understood and then just cross my fingers that it comes out okay! I still look forward to the day I can work with you JD (alas, I have no idea where I put that arrangement of "I Hear Music" that I suggested some time back--but when I do, I just know you would have a ball with that one!) You take care and keep up the great work! Michael
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egobandit said 2546 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Smooth
IM broke but its oak? Very cool sometimes you can sing it so triply! you the man!
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michaeljayklein said 2546 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Thanks again Tim!
Actually, there are SO many lyrics to this thing, it could go on for hours! I just stayed with the original to be safe! I remember seeing Sinatra and Ella perform this (the last time they ever sang together) on TV years ago and it was just wonderful. Glad you enjoyed this latest caper--you take care now and have a good weekend! Michael
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fasteddie said 2546 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Hey I know that lady!
MJK you are too cool!

I can't wait to hear this with that special guest.

Great stuff.
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michaeljayklein said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks Eddie!
Er, I rather doubt that will be forthcoming, but I know how popular these collaborations are and threw in my token two cents (just for the record anyway). Yes, I know you know that lady and she's a pip! You take care now, Michael
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falcef said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
The Lady is a Tramp
Oleee SWING ok Congratulations for this beautiful song, the instruments are well chosen sounds beautiful and interesting, good mix still so good. Hello from falcef in Italy and best wishes for the work and health
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michaeljayklein said 2543 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Hello Falcef from Italy! And thanks from Michael in the USA!

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MarkHolbrook said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
All I can say
Ravens is you beautiful. You don't need no blue eyes! Just be happy with how gorgeous you are! MJK you are killing us! So outstanding!
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michaeljayklein said 2543 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Thanks Mark!

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Narad said 2543 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
The Lady is a Tramp
I don't know if Raven is a tramo or a vamp, but your music is as pretty as she ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2542 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Harald
She's a little of both but in the best possible way! You take care now, Michael
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jibes said 2541 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Tramp lady
Michael, Great job as usual. A classic voice for a classic song and a classy photo of a real Beauty !!!!
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Mosaica said 2492 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
I'll give this a go!
I sing jazz - I'll give this a go, although some of it might be down in my boots!!
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