Labelle - Miss Otis Regrets Lyrics

Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today
Madam Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today
And she's sorry to be delayed
But last evening down at lover's lane she strayed

Madam Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When she woke up and found that her dream of love was gone
Madam, she ran to the man who had lead her so far astray
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her lover down

Madam Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When the mob came and got her and dragged her from the jail
Madam, they strung her up on the willow across the way
And the moment before she died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried

"Madam, Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today"

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  1. TheOnlyDeriko

    Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today!

  2. Stylianniepi P.

    For the ones looking its LaBelle. Just found it

  3. Stylianniepi P.

    what vocal group is this?


    Stylianniepi P. Labelle

  4. Mick Lee

    Keith Moon on drums no less!

    Corey Lascaris

    Ur kidding me...

  5. To Rog

    My friends and I saw Momma Patti Thursday eve. This was a song that she said had been on her mind and she had to sing it. I have basically all of her music (from Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles on..) and knew this song was recorded (or at least a concert staple) as they became Labelle. It's not on the 2 Warner Brothers' albums so Thank you for posting this!!

  6. Tobias2013


  7. G.A.

    one of the greatest dramatic sopranos, of all time...Patti is simply awesome.

    Virtual Blogger

    No, as James Budd Ellison said, "She is the greatest singer of all time"--Dramatic, collator, mezzo. None compare to her.

  8. Nicholas Kastanos

    Kill it Patti.

  9. Charles Jeffery

    is this from bACK TO NOW cd or the 1971 version

    William Henderson

    Charles Jeffery Based on the voices it's definitely the one from 1971


    I thought they recorded it in 2008. That explains why they sound so good! They murdered this! Love that belt at the end!!!

  10. Glenn Struyck

    agreed Bryan...Miller kicked it..sad song, as is her" hello in there"..

  11. Dozer LA

    I have this original 1971 7" single - so glad it got put on their comeback CD - this version is absolutely epic!

  12. Bronxboy47

    Labelle's unique take on an old Cole Porter song.  This interpretation would floor him.

    Bryan Joslin

    +Bronxboy47 Have you ever heard Bette Midler's version. It will floor you. :-)

    Art Blanch

    Bette Midler version was also epic. "Hello in there" never charted, still a great song.


    +Art Blanch I find Bette's version of "Memories of You" also extremely moving.

    Meri Axinn

    Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues did my one of favorite versions.

  13. TryCross

    This is becoming one of my favorite songs


    TryCross period