The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane

Words & Music by Sid Tepper & Roy Bennett
Recorded by The Ames Brothers, 1954 (#3)


    Em               B7
The naughty lady of Shady Lane

Has the town in a whirl;

The naughty lady of Shady Lane...

Me oh my, oh what a girl!

    Em                B7
The naughty lade of Shady Lane

Has hit the town like a bomb;

The back fence gossip ain't been this good

Since Mable ran off with Tom.

               G            D7
Our town was peaceful and quiet

Before she came on the scene;

      Am                 Em
The lady has started a riot,

  F#                      B7
Disturbin' the suburban routine.

Repeat Refrain:

You should see how she carries on
With her admirers galore;
She must be givin' them quite a thrill,
The way they flock to her door.
She throws those come-hither glances
At every Tom, Dick, and Joe;
When offered some liquid refreshment,
The lady never never says "no."

Repeat Refrain:

The things they're trying to pin on her
Won't hold much water, for sure;
Beneath the powder and fancy lace,
There beats a heart sweet and pure.
She just needs someone to change her,
And she'll be nice as can be;
If you're in the neighborhood, stranger,
You're welcome to drop in and see

The naughty lady of Shady Lane

So delightful to hold;

The naught lady of Shady Lane

She's delectable, quite respectable,

          F#m7  B7        E
And she's only nine days old!

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