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The Bullfighter Was a Lady


(Tepper / Bennett)



Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett wrote The Bullfighter Was a Lady for Elvis's 1963 film, Fun in Acapulco. Elvis recorded the song at Radio Recorders on January 22, 1963.




Pedro the bull was a killer

King of the bullfighter ringer
He'd wipe up the floor with each brave matador
And have matador stew for his dinner
He heard the crowd shouting "Olé"
But he met his master that day

The bullfighter was a lady
And it was true love at first sight
Her red cape was waving but Pedro was shaving
He wanted to date her that night


Pedro the bull he was smitten
First time the love bug had bitten
He once was a mad bull, a wild and a bad bull
But now he was mild as a kitten
The people were starting to hiss
But Pedro just wanted to kiss

The bullfighter was a lady
And Pedro he liked what he saw
He floated on air with a rose in his hair
As he waltzed with that sweet matador
His fate was a bad one, his tale is a sad one
It's hanging right over her door


Where it was released:

First released on Fun in Acapulco »


- Fun in Acapulco (1963) »

- Double Features: It Happened at the World's Fair / Fun in Acapulco (1993)

- Elvis Chante Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett (2001)

- Silver Screen Stereo (2001) - FTD »

- Fun in Acapulco (2003) - FTD »

– Elvis for Everyone (2014) - FTD »

The Fun in Acapulco Sessions (2019) - FTD »


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