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​Black Market

This song is by Marlene Dietrich and appears…

This song is featured in the movie A Foreign Affair.
This song has been covered by…
Original video
Black Market
Sneak around the corner
Budapester Strasse!
Black Market
Peek around the corner -
La Police qui passe!

Come!
I'll show you things you cannot get elsewhere!
Come!
Make with the offers and you'll get your share!

Black Market
Eggs fot statuettes
Smiles for cigarettes
Got some broken down ideals?
Like wedding rings?

Pshh! Tiptoe!
Trade your things!

I'll trade you for your candy
Some gorgeous merchandise
My camera - it's a dandy!
Six by nine - just your size
You want my porcellain figure?
A watch? A submarine?
A Rembrandt? Salami?
Black lingerie from Wien?
I'll sell my goods
Behind the screen!
No ceiling
No feeling
A very smooth routine!
You buy these goods
And boy thes goods are keen!

Black Market
Laces for the missis
Chewing gum for kisses!
Black Market
Coocoo clocks and treasures
Thousand little pleasures!

Come, and see my little musicbox today!
Price? Only six cartons!
Want to hear it play
Black Market
Milk and microscope
For liverwurst and soap
Browse around I've got so many toys!

Don't be bashful
Step up, boys!

You like my first edition?
It's yours - that's how I am
A simple definition
You take art - I take spam!
To you for your "K"-ration
My passion and maybe
An inkling
A twinkling
Or real sympathy!
I'm selling out
Take all I've got!
Ambitions!
Convictions!
The works!
Why not?
Enjoy these goods
For boy, these goods
Are hot!

Written by:

Friedrich Hollaender

Musicians:

Friedrich Hollaender - piano