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ethel waters – harlem on my mind (from “a thousands cheer”) lyrics

emeralds in my bracelets, diamonds in my rings
a riviera chateau and a lot of other things
and i’m blue, so blue am i
lots of ready money in seven different banks
i counted up this morning, it was ’bout a million francs
and i’m blue, so blue and i know why
i’ve got harlem on my mind
and i’m longin’ to be lowdown
and my, ‘parlez-vous’ will not ring true
with harlem on my mind
i’ve been dined and i’ve been wined
but i’m headin’ for a showdown
’cause i can’t go on from night to dawn
with harlem on my mind
i go to supper with a french marquis
each evening after the show
my lips begin to whisper, “mon cheri”
but my heart keeps singin’, “hi-de-ho”
i’ve become too d-mned refined
and at night, i hate to go down
to that high-falutin’ flat that lady mendel designed
with harlem on my mind
i’ve got harlem on my mind
and i’m longing to be lowdown
and my, ‘parlez-vous’ will not ring true
with harlem on my mind
i’ve been dined and i’ve been wined
but sure as your born, i’m headin’ for a showdown
’cause i can’t go on from night to dawn
with harlem on my mind
and when i’m bathing in my marble tub
each evening after the show
i get to thinkin’ ’bout that cotton club
and my heart starts chirpin’, “hi-de-ho”, help me
i’ve been too d-mned refined
and at night, i hate to go down
to that flat with fifty million frenchmen taggin’ behind
with harlem on my mind

writer(s): i. berlin


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