Trapped In The Web Of Love

Cotton Club


PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Jeanne Burns
Year Written ca. 1930s
About Trapped In the Web of Love
The songwriter Jeanne Burns was born in New York City in 1917. Burns wrote her first Cotton Club number (“Little Town Gal”) when she was only sixteen years old. She wrote numerous songs during the 1930s and 40s. This song has also been recorded by Peggy Lee in 1965 and The Treniers in 1954. Burns was also a vocalist with several bands during the 1930s.

Lyrics

Love’s the big game hunter who held a poison dart
I was game and you took aim and you struck me to my heart

And now I’m
Trapped in a web of love
Yes, I’m trapped in a web of love
Trapped, trapped, trapped, I’m
Trapped in a web of love

Love’s a big witch doctor who stirred a brew for me
I took sips from your sweet lips and now I can’t get free

Because I’m
Trapped in a web of love
Yes, I’m trapped in a web of love
Trapped, trapped, trapped, I’m
Trapped in a web of love

Like a bird in a cage flipping it’s wings in rage
I can’t fly away
You’ve clipped my wings I’ve got to stay

Love’s a green eyed monster with oh so many charms
It wrapped itself around my heart with sixty million arms

And now I’m
Trapped in a web of love
Yes, I’m trapped in a web of love
Trapped, trapped, trapped, I’m
Trapped in a web of love

Love’s a big, black cobra that reared its ugly head
It got me hung with honey tongue then I wished that I were dead

I am
Trapped in a web of love
Yes, I’m trapped in a web of love
Trapped, trapped, trapped, I’m
Trapped in a web of love

Love’s a big magician with great, big bulging eyes
Double whammed and alakazam-ed and you cut me right down to size

Now I’m
Trapped in a web of love
Yes, I’m trapped in a web of love
Trapped, trapped, trapped, I’m
Trapped, trapped in a web of love

Session / Album Information

1966

“Trapped In The Name Of Love” was recorded on January 14, 1960; it was released in 1966 on the album A Time For Love. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62800 — A Time For Love [UK]
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2560 — A Time For Love
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9360 — A Time For Love
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5243 — A Time For Love [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #33 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK32) A Time For Love

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