SNL Transcripts: George Carlin: 10/11/75: Billy Preston performs “Fancy Lady”

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  Season 1: Episode 1



75a: George Carlin / Billy Preston, Janis Ian

Billy Preston performs “Fancy Lady”

from the album: It’s My Pleasure (1975)

…..Billy Preston

Announcer: Once again, here’s Billy Preston, with his new hit, “Fancy Lady.”

Billy Preston: [ singing ]“Fancy lady is masquerading
With a heart that nobody can see
Time is wasting there
There’s no escaping it
How long will your sweet pleasure be?

Fancy lady, you are just a stranger
To all the lovers you don’t get to know
You try hiding all the broken traces
For the one love you had to let go.

I got love, you can sample my wares
I got love, try if you dare
I got love, sample your wares, babe
You got plenty love inside.

Fancy lady, where are the children, girl
Who were born to you, so sweet and true
Will you give them all your sad parading
Have them doing the same things you do?

The great creator, he’s a liberator, yes He is
He always lends a helping hand
Fancy lady, time is no waiter
It will run out on you
Before you can say.

[ break ]

Fancy lady, you’re just a stranger, girl
To all the lovers you don’t get to know
You try hiding all of your broken traces
For that one love you had to let go.

Fancy lady, you’re the great creator, girl
The Lord is always lending a helping hand
Fancy lady, time is no waiter
It will run out on you
Before you can say.

I got love, baby, sample my wares
I got love, girl, try if you dare
I got love, sample your wares
‘Cause you got plenty
Of good love for sale
Now, baby, give it to me, give it to me.
Give it to me, baby!”

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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