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MR. PAGANINI
Ella Fitzgerald


The concert was over in Carnagie Hall

The maestro took bow after bow

He said, 'My dear friends I have given my all.

I'm sorry, it's all over now.'

When from the balcony way up high

There suddenly came a mournful cry


Oh, Mr. Paganini

Please play my rhapsody

And if you cannot play it won't you sing it?

And if you can't sing you simply have to

Scat


Listen Paganini,

We breathlessly await your masterful d'tente

Go on and sling it

And if you can't sling it you simply have to

Scat


We heard your repertoire

And at the final bar

We greeted you with wild applause

But what a great ovation

Your interpretation of:

'I never cared much for moonlight skies

I never blinked back at fireflies'

Would do


So, Paganini don't you be a meanie

What have you up your sleeve?

Come on and spring it

And if you can't spring it, you simply have to

Scat


Listen Paganini, please play my rhapsody

And if you cannot play it, wont you sing it?

If the boys is bopping

Aint no need in stopping

Scat


Listen Paganini,

We breathlessly await your masterful d'tente

Come on and spring it

If the boys is bopping

Aint no need in stopping

Scat


I heard your repertoire and

At the final bar

We greeted you, we greeted you

With wild applause

But what a great ovation

Your interpretation of

Scat


Listen Paganini

Now, don't you be a meanie

What have you up your sleeve?

Come on and spring it

And if you can't spring it, you simply have to

Swing it


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