"Calcutta" is a song from Warren Zevon's first album, Wanted Dead or Alive.

About the Song Edit

The song is about the singer describing how sweet his lover is, but saying she is lonely because she was just brought over from Calcutta. This song is notable for its few lyrics, consisting of only six sentences. The "from Calcutta" line might mean that she was a mail order bride.

Song Lyrics Edit

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My baby's sweeter

Lord, she's sweeter than apple butter

My baby's sweeter

You know, she's sweeter than apple butter

She's lonely tonight

I just brought her over from Calcutta

See Also Edit

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