Ella Fitzgerald

' Soon you'll hear a tune that's gonna lift you out of your seat.
It could be sweeter but then the meter was written especially for your feet.
Fly away up high upon a syn-co-pa-ted bal-loon
A little ginger will never injure, hear them tuning up ' they'll be playing soon.

CHORUS: 'Everybody step to the syn-co-pa-ted rhythm. Let's be going with 'em when they begin.
You'll be sayin' yes sir, the band is grand ' He's the best professor in all the land.
Listen to the pep that emerges from the middle of the jazzy fiddle under his chin.
Oh, what music - the clarineter could not be better.

Hear that strain, I don't know just what it is, but it's great.
They simply ruin it ' Look at 'em doing it.Come, come don't hesitate -

Everybody step if you want to see a glutton, when it comes to sruttin' over the ground '
Wait'll you see my little sweetie and me step, step, stepping around.'


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