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Adelaide's Lament
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Frank Loesser
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Vivian Blaine
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March 11, 1955[1]
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"Adelaide's Lament" is a song Vivian Blaine recorded under Capitol Records in 1955. The song was featured in the film adaptation of Guys and Dolls.

History Edit

The song was introduced initially by Vivian Blaine in the original production of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls in 1950. Blaine later re-recorded the song in the film version of the musical.

Lyrics Edit

Unaccustomed as I am to getting married,
I am taking this occasion here to say
That me and Adelaide are finally naming the day.

Though she knows deep in her heart
I'm a phoney and I'm a fake,
She wants five children to start,
Five's a difficult point to make, but..

Chorus: Adelaide, Adelaide, ever-loving Adelaide,

Is taking a chance on me,
Taking a chance I'll be respectable and nice,
Give up cards and dice, and go for shoes and rice,
So gentlemen, deal me out, do not try to feel me out,

I got no more evenings free (you may scratch me)
Since Adelaide, Adelaide, ever loving Adelaide
Is taking a chance (talk about your long shot)
Taking a chance on me.

Other artists Edit

References Edit

  1. http://www.the-main-event.eu/songindex/adelaide.html

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