Ella Fitzgerald

The day is my enemy, the night my friend,

For I'm always so alone

Till the day draws to an end.

But when the sun goes down

And the moon comes through,

To the monotone of the evening's drone

I'm all alone with you.

All through the night,

I delight in your love,

All through the night, you're so close to me.

All through the night, from a height far above,

You and your love brings me ecstasy.

When dawn comes to waken me

You're never there at all.

I know you've forsaken me,

Till the shadows fall.

But then once again

I can dream,

I've the right

To be close to you

All through the night.


Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6). Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and the "Queen of Jazz," she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 60-year recording career ... Read More