And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
(1944)
Joe Greene (w), Stan Kenton/Charles Lawrence (m)
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And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
1944
Joe Greene
Stan Kenton
Charles Lawrence
VERSE 1
He was such a handsome sailor,
How he tossed the old magoo
He told her that he loved her
And a thousand others too;
And then he bought a diamond
And some expensive furs
But, alas, alack,
Like a stab in the back,
She found they wasn't hers.
CHORUS
And her tears flowed like wine.
Yes, her tears flowed like wine.
She's a real sad tomato,
She's a busted valentine.
Knows her mama done told her
That a man is darned unkind.
VERSE 2
But then the guy got jilted
And her hopes arose once more
So she went to beauty parlors
And took facials by the score
And when he came to see her
She smiled the ev’ning through
‘Til he said “Girl friend, get your money back,
Gravel Gertie is the name for you.”
CHORUS
And her tears flowed like wine.
Yes, her tears flowed like wine.
She's a real sad tomato,
She's a busted valentine.
Knows her mama done told her
That a man is darned unkind.
VERSE 3
She caught him in a restaurant
About to order when
She said “Come home to dinner
Don’t you want some beans again?”
“That ain’t clickin’ with the navy”
The sailor said, said he;
So then she laid her pistol down
Had to let the guy go free.
CHORUS
And her tears flowed like wine.
Yes, her tears flowed like wine.
She's a real sad tomato,
She's a busted valentine.
Knows her mama done told her
That a man is darned unkind.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Stan Kenton And His OrchestraCapitol15196
Stan Kenton & His OrchestraCapitol910
Phil Moore FourRCA Victor20-1624
11/06/1944Ella Fitzgerald & Song SpinnerDecca1863372483
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