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BY STRAUSS
Ella Fitzgerald


Away with the music of Broadway

Be off with your Irving Berlin

Oh I give no quarter to Kern or Cole Porter

And Gershwin keeps pounding on tin



How can I be civil when hearing this drivel

It's only for nightclubbin' souses

Oh give me the free 'n' easy waltz that is Vienneasy and

Go tell the band If they want a hand

The waltz must be Strauss's



Ya, ya ya, give me oom-pa-pah

When I want a melody

Lilting through the house

Then I want a melody

By Strauss

It laughs, it sings, the world is in rhyme

Swinging to three-quarter time



Let the Danube flow along

And the Fledermauss

Keep the wine and give me song

By Strauss



By Jove, by Jing, by Strauss is the thing

So I say to ha-cha-cha, heraus!

Just give me your oom-pa-pah, by Strauss!



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Let the Danube flow along

And the Fledermauss

Keep the wine and give me song

By Strauss



By Jove, by Jing, by Strauss is the thing

So I say to ha-cha-cha, heraus!

Just give me your oom-pa-pah,

by Strauss!"


ELLA FITZGERALD

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