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Adelaide's Lament
Composer
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[]

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[]

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.

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