Rockaria!

Electric Light Orchestra

Just got back from the downtown Palais
where the music was so sweet it knocked me right back in the alley.
I'm ready, yeah yeah yeah, I'm ready.
Wo wo wo, I'm ready and I'm really gonna rock tonight.

Sweet little lady sings like a songbird
and she sings the opera like you ain't never heard
but she ain't ready, no no no, she ain't ready.
No no no, she ain't ready and she ain't gonna rock and roll.

She's sweet on Wagner,
I think she'd die for Beethoven.
She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune
and Verdi's always creepin' from her room.

Come on, I'll show you how to sing the blues,
now baby, come on over, you got nothin' to lose.
Are you ready, hey hey hey, are you ready?
Oo oo oo, are you ready? I wanna show you how to rock and roll.
Now listen here, baby, she said to me,
you just meet me at the opera House at quarter to three
'cause I'm ready, yeah yeah yeah, I'm ready.
Woo hoo hoo, I'm ready, I'm gonna show you how to sing the blues.

She's sweet on Wagner,
I think she'd die for Beethoven.
She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune
and Verdi's always creepin' from her room.

Well, we were reelin' and a rockin' all through the night,
yeah, we were rockin' at the opera House until the break of light
and the orchestra were playin' all Chuck Berry's greatest tunes
and the singers in the chorus all got off on singin' blues
and as the night grew older everybody was as one,
the people on the streets came runnin' in to join the song,
just to hear the opera singer singin' rock and roll so pure.
I thought I saw the Mayor there but I wasn't really sure
but it's alright.

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Helen Rose <hrose-web@ckdhr.com>
Last modified: Wed Feb 7 16:47:07 1996