ELO - Rockaria!
Tekst en muziek: Jeff Lynne
(1976)






Just got back from the downtown palais
Where the music was so sweet
It knocked me right back in the alley
I’m ready, yea, yea, yea, 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 creeping 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
Ooh, ooh, ooh, are you ready
I wanna show you how to rock and roll



“Now listen here, baby”, she said to me
“Just meet me at the Opera House at quarter to three
’Cause I’m ready, yea, yea, yea, 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 creeping from her room



Far, far away the music is playing



Well, we were reelin’ and a rockin’ all through the night
Yea, 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 singing blues
And as the night grew older, everybody was as one
The people on the streets came runnin’ in to join in 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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