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"Just a Gigolo" is a popular song, adapted by Irving Caesar in 1929 from the Austrian tango "Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo", composed in 1928 in Vienna by Leonello Casucci to lyrics written in 1924 by Julius Brammer.

"Just a Gigolo"/"I Ain't Got Nobody" medley

"Just a Gigolo" is best known in a form recorded by Louis Prima in 1956, where it was paired in a medley with another old standard, "I Ain't Got Nobody" (words by Roger A. Graham and music by Spencer Williams, 1915). Although these two songs have nothing else in common, the popularity of Prima's combination, and of Village People's 1978 and David Lee Roth's 1985 cover versions of the medley, has led to the mistaken perception by some that the songs are two parts of a single original composition.

Performances

Calendar Dates Microphone-icon Location Building City Globe-green
2015
Jun 23 The Rainbow Room at SixtyFive Bar New York City, NY Us
2016
July 26 Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel New York City, NY Us
2017
Sep 2 House of Blues Boston, MA Us
2018
May 24 Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel New York City, NY Us

Lyrics

Just a gigolo
everywhere I go
people know the part
I'm playing

Paid for every dance
selling each romance
Ooh what they saying

But here will come a day
youth will pass away
then what will they say
about me

When the end comes I know
they'll say just a gigolo
as life goes on
without me

'Cause I aint got nobody
nobody nobody cares for me
I'm so sad and lonely
sad and lonely sad and lonely
Won't some sweet mama
come and take a chance with me
cause I aint so bad

Get along with me babe,
been singin love songs
All of the time
Even only be, honey only, only be
Bop bozadee bozadee bop zitty bop

I ain't got nobody 'cept love songs in love
Hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla boobuhla
hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla bop

I ain't got nobody, nobody,
nobody cares for me
Nobody, nobody
I'm so sad and lonely,
sad and lonely,
sad and lonely,
Won't some sweet mama come
and take a chance with me
cause I aint so bad

Get along with me babe,
been singin love songs
All of the time
Even only be, honey only, only be

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