Heptune presents:

Pent Up in a Penthouse

    (Connor, Williams)

Transcribed from vocals by Fats Waller, recorded August 21, 1938;
From Fats Waller, 1938, Chronological Classics 913.

Photograph of Fats Waller

All pent up in a penthouse,
The table is ready for two,
Our date was for seven,
It's now past eleven,
Oh, baby, what's happened to you?

All pent up in a penthouse,
Cocktails all ready to shake,
The dinner's untasted,
The evening's been wasted,
Is this your idea of a break, huh?

I keep phonin' your apartment,
Keep on gettin' no reply;
How long must I wait
While you celebrate
With some other lucky guy?

All pent up in a penthouse,
By midnight if you don't arrive,
I'll rush to the window
And I'll throw the table,
The dinner, the cocktails, the orchids, and maybe myself,
Right down to the sidewalk and turn left,
On Riverside Drive.

Send me on out there!
Yes, yes!
Send me on out there!
Oh, get it straight, get it straight,
Oh, my!
That's your phone ringing, baby,
That's a light tinkle.
Yes, yes!


On Riverside Drive, yeah!

Return to the Heptune Jazz and Blues Lyrics Page.
Published 10/1/00.

Fats Waller Resources:

Cover of Maurice Waller's biography of his father, Fats Waller. Fats Waller, excellent autobiograhy by son Maurice Waller.

Cover of Thomas "Fats" Waller: The Great Solos, 1929-1941 You can find transcriptions of what Fats Waller actually played in Thomas "Fats" Waller: The Great Solos, 1929-1941, transcribed by Paul Posnak.

Look for Fats Waller sheet music, at sheetmusicplus, below:

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