Ella Fitzgerald

Times have changed

And we've often rewound the clock

Since the Puritans got a shock

When they landed on Plymouth Rock.

If today, any shock they should try to stem,

'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,

Plymouth Rock would land on them.

In olden days a glimpse of stocking

Was looked on as something shocking

Now heaven knows, anything


Good authors too who once knew better words

Now only use four letter words writing


Anything goes

The world has gone mad today

And good's bad today

And black's white today


day's night today

When most guys today that women prize today

Are just silly gigolos

So though I'm

not a great romancer

I know that you're bound to answer

When I propose, anything goes


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