Just got back from the downtown palais
	Where the music was so sweet
	It knocked me right back in the alley
	I'm ready, yea, yea, yea, I'm ready,
	Wo, wo, wo, I'm ready
	And I'm really gonna rock tonight.

	Sweet little lady sings like a songbird
	And she sings the opera like you ain't never heard,
	But she ain't ready,
	No, no, no, she ain't ready
	No, no, no, she ain't ready,
	And she ain't gonna rock & roll

		She's sweet on Wagner,
		I think she'd die for Beethoven,
		She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune,
		And Verdi's always creeping from her room

	Come on I'll show you how to sing the blues
	Now baby, come on over you got nothin' to lose,
	Are you ready, hey, hey, hey are you ready
	Ooh, ooh, ooh, are you ready
	I wanna show you how to rock and roll.

	Now listen here baby she, said to me
	Just, meet me at the opera house at a quarter to three,
	'Cos I'm ready, yea, yea, yea, I'm ready,
	Woo, hoo, hoo, I'm ready,
	I'm gonna show you how to sing the blues.

		CHORUS -- repeat

	Far, far away the music is playing.

	Well we were reelin' and a rockin' all through the night,
	Yea we were rockin' at the opera house until the break of light,
	And the orchestra were playin' all Chuck Berry's greatest tunes.
	And the singers in the chorus all got off on singing blues,
	And as the night grew older everybody was as one,
	The people on the streets came runnin' in to join in song
	Just to hear the opera singer singin' rock & roll so pure,
	I thought I saw the mayor there but I wasn't really sure,
	But it's alright.

- Jeff Lynne
Musical Chord: D

From the 1976 LP - A New World Record -