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ISN'T IT A PITY
Ella Fitzgerald


Why did I wander
Here and there and yonder
Wasting precious time
For no reason or rhyme

Isn't it a pity
Isn't it a crime
My journeys ended
Everything is splendid

Meeting you today
Has given me a wonderful idea
Here I stay

It's a funny thing
I look at you
I get a thrill
I never knew

Isn't it a pity
We never met before?

Here we are at last
It's like a dream
The two of us
A perfect team

Isn't it a pity
We never met before?

Imagine all the lonely years you wasted
Fishing for salmon
Losing at backgammon

What joys un-tasted
My nights were sour
Spent with Schopenhauer

Let's forget the past
Let's both agree
That I'm for you
And you're for me
And it's such a pity
We never, never met before

(bridge)

It's an awful pity
We never, never met before


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