Cinnamon Sinner

Songwriter Lincoln Chase
Year Written 1954
About Cinnamon Singer
Lincoln Chase was an African-American composer who wrote primarily for the singer Shirley Ellis; one the best-known songs he wrote for her was “The Name Game.” “Cinnamon Sinner” was one of his earliest published songs; Tony Bennett’s was the first recording.


She’s got sugar-dipped kisses and cherry-tipped charms
And I melt like butter in her honey-filled arms
Lemonade teardrops fall from her eyes
But she’s a cinnamon sinner tellin’ lollipop lies

She’s got sugar creme candy sprinkled with lime
Her hot-oven lovin’ is cookin’ all the time
She’s a cake-bakin’ baby and I love her pies
But she’s a cinnamon sinner tellin’ lollipop lies

Who’s gonna buy her lies today?
Who’s gonna be unwise today?
Who’s gonna need some sympathy?
Who, who, who but a fool like me?

For she’s a marshmallow mama with a jellyroll heart
She’s a sweet-tooth pleaser who can really play her part
But I think she’s Satan’s sister wearin’ a disguise
Of a cinnamon sinner tellin’ lollipop lies

Session / Album Information


“Cinnamon Sinner

Cinnamon Sinner

Listen to Cinnamon Sinner on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2011.

This recording released on:

  • 1954: Columbia 78: 40272
  • 1954: Columbia 45: 4-40272
  • 1956: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2550 — Because Of You
  • 2006: Naxos Nostalgia CD: 8120803 — While We’re Young: Original Recordings 1950-1955
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #5 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK5) The Columbia Singles, Volume 3

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