Home » Song Lyrics » Satin Doll [song lyrics]

Satin Doll [song lyrics]

   

Song lyrics to Satin Doll (1953) by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Satin Doll is a jazz standard written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Written in 1953, the song has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 101 Strings, Terry Callier, and Nancy Wilson

Cigarette holder which wigs me over my shoulder, he digs me
Out cattin’ my satin doll
Baby, shall we go out steppin’, careful, amigo, you’re flippin’
Speaks Latin, my satin doll

He’s nobody’s fool, so I’m playing it cool as can be
I’ll give it a try but I ain’t for no guy catching me, switch-a-rooney
Telephone numbers well you know, I’m doing my rumbas with you know
And that’n my satin doll

Telephone numbers well you know, I’m doing my rumbas with uno
And that’n my satin doll, and that’n my satin doll
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
And that’n my satin doll, what a doll?
He is my satin doll
I had the craziest dream


[Editor’s note: performed by Nancy Wilson on The Red Skelton Show episode, The Bum Who Came In From the Cold]

About

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: