Sophisticated LadyWords & Music by Mitchell Parish, Duke Ellington & Irving Mills
Recorded by Linda Ronstadt, 1984
Fdim Em C7 B7 Bb7 A7 D They say into your ear - ly life ro - mance came, A7 D7 C#7 C7 B7 E7 And in this heart of yours burned a flame, A6 A A6 A A7 D Cdim A7 A flame that flick-ered one day and died a - way. Em C7 B7 Bb7 A7 D Then, with dis - il - lu - sion deep in your eyes, A7 D7 C#7 C7 B7 E7 You learned that fools in love soon grow wise. A6 A A6 A A7 D F#m G# The years have changed you some - how. I see you now... Bridge: C#7 Bbm Smo - king and drink - ing, F# G#7 C#7 Fdm(III) F# F#m G# Nev - er think - ing of to - mor - row, non - chal - ant, C#7 Bbm Dia - monds shi - ning, Gdim G#7 C# Fdim F#m Danc - ing, di - ning with some man in a res - tau - rant. A7 G7 Is that all you real - ly want? Em C7 B7 Bb7 A7 No, Soph - is - ti - ca - ted La - dy, D A7 D7 C#7 C7 B7 E7 I know you miss the love you lost long a - go, A7+5 A7 D And when no - bod - y is nigh, you cry, Em7 G/B DM7 You cry, you cry.
Ronstadt's rendition may not be the best-known, or most popular version of this song to have appeared over the years -- Ellington himself recorded it and re-released it numerous times -- but Ronstadt's 1984 recording of this song, and the album in which it appeared, have been favorites of mine for years.