BODY AND SOUL - THE ELLA FITZGERALD QUARTER
For you I sigh, for you dear only.
Why haven't you seen it?
I'm all for you, Body and Soul.
I spend my days in longing,
And wondering why it's me you're wronging.
I tell you, I mean it,
I'm all for you, Body and Soul!
I can't believe it,
Its hard to conceive it
That you'd turn away romance.
Are you pretending?
It looks like the ending!--
Unless, I can have
One more chance to prove dear..
My life a wreck you're making!
You know I'm yours
For just the taking
I'd gladly surrender
Myself to you, Body and Soul!
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