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Ladies in Mercedes

from Solo Sessions Volume 1 by Brenda Earle Stokes

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Music by Steve Swallow, lyrics by Norma Winstone


Ladies in Mercedes sip their vermouth where the shade is
How discreet the way it’s played as, how intriguing the parade is

See her driving through the city, looking cool and feeling pretty
She’s so sleek and chic and suede-y, she’s a real Mercedes lady

In her jeans by Fiorucci, and accessories by Gucci
And her feelings undercover
Not for husband, not for lover

But some guy whose fortune’s made is
Living on the brink of Hades
How I wonder what your trade is lucky ladies in Mercedes

Ooh – I want to be like you
Driving around in a Mercedes Benz
I want to drive through the city
Looking cool cause I’ll be sitting pretty, sitting so pretty

I wonder why my mama never told me what I should do
She should have known, that I’d wanna be exactly like you

Oh well I guess I’ll have to find myself
Some South American millionaire, or at least some guy with some cash to spare

And I’ll go around the city, looking cool and sitting pretty
Watch me go watch me go


from Solo Sessions Volume 1, track released November 15, 2019
Produced by Brenda Earle Stokes
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Adam Miner

Recorded June 28th, 2019 at the Sarnia Public Library in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.


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Brenda Earle Stokes New York, New York

Brenda Earle Stokes is a Canadian pianist, vocalist, composer and educator based in NYC. She has fused her passion for jazz with a curiosity for Brazilian music, Music Theater and singer-songwriters. She performs internationally as a leader and sideman and has released four critically-acclaimed albums as a leader, which feature her original compositions and her unique takes on popular music. ... more

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