Embraceable You – Ella Fitzgerald


Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you
Embrace me, you irreplaceable you

Just one look at you
My heart grew tipsy in me
You and you alone
Bring out the gypsy in me

I love all the many charms about you
Above all, I want my arms about you

Don’t be a naughty baby
Come to mama, come to mama do
My sweet embraceable you

{instrumental interlude}

I love all the many charms about you
Above all, I want my arms about you

Don’t be a naughty baby
Come to mama, come to mama do
My sweet embraceable you

Think of how many lyrics talked about ‘come to mama’…or ‘I’m your daddy’ back then. hmmm curious n’it?

Ella’s voice is remarkable…even though “Solitude” is such a melancholy song…I am enjoying it…



Solitude- Ella Fitzgerald

In my solitude you haunt me
With reveries of days gone by
In my solitude you taunt me
With memories that never die
I sit in my chair
Filled with despair
Nobody could be so sad
With gloom ev’rywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love
I sit in my chair
I’m filled with despair
There’s no one could be so sad
With gloom ev’rywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love


and last but not least…my favorite

Another bride, another groom
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee.

You get some shoes, a little rice
The groom's so nervous, he answers twice;
It's really thrillin' that he's so willin'
For makin' whoopie.

(Bridge:)
Picture a little love nest
Down where the roses cling;
Picture that same love nest,
And see what a year will bring.

He's doin' dishes and baby clothes;
He's so ambitious, he even sews.
Just don't forget, folks, that's what you get, folks,
For makin' whoopie.

Another year, maybe less
What's this I hear?  Well, can't you guess?
She feels neglected, and he's suspected
Of makin' whoopee

Yeah, she sits alone,
Most every night
He doesn't phone, he doesn't write
He says he's busy,
But she says, "Is he?"
He's makin' whoopee

Now he doesn't make much money
Only five thousand per
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You'll pay six to her."

He says, "Now judge, suppose I fail?"
Judge say, "Budge.  Right into jail.
You'd better keep her.  I think it's cheaper
Than makin' whoopee."

Yes, yeah, you better keep her
Daddy, I think it's cheaper
Then makin' whoopee

whoop! whoop!

well..ok… “AT Last” is a close second..but that IS my fav.

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