Hidden Charms

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Her lips are sweet
Her legs are big
Her looks can make you
Dance a jig
Her touch is so soft
Her heart is so warm
What knocks me out
Is your hidden charms

Her voice is so soft
Her love is so true
I think about her
That's all I do
She's weak and wanton
In my arms
What moves me darling
Is your hidden charms

When I hold you in my arms
Brings out all of your hidden charms

Your kiss is so pure
As the morning dew
A real gone love
Is exciting too
Her eyes they talk
And say "c'mon"
What kills me baby
Is your hidden charms

When I hold you in my arms
Brings out all of your hidden charms

Hidden Charms
Written byWillie Dixon
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello & Kevin Killen
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
Pete Thomas - drums
Jerry Scheff - bass
Larry Knechtel - Hammond organ
Marc Ribot - electric guitar
Recorded1990, Blue Wave Studios, Barbados
Vocal backgrounds added at Eden Studios, London
ReleasedMay 9, 1995
AlbumsKojak Variety, 1995
Various Artists collectionsGuide April 1995, 1995
PromosKojak Variety Sampler, 1995 (excerpt)
Pouring Water On A Drowning Man, 1995
Length3:30

First known performance:
April 20, 1989, East Lansing, MI
Last known performance:
April 1, 2016, Santa Barbara, CA
     (116 known performances)


Alternate versions

Hidden Charms (Live 2004)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Davey Faragher - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedSeptember 17, 2004, Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN
ReleasedApril 19, 2005
VideosClub Date: Live In Memphis, 2005
Kojak VarietyKV album cover large.jpg

Club Date: Live In MemphisClub Date Live In Memphis dvd cover.jpg


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