ON A COCONUT ISLAND
On a coconut island, there wouldn't be so very much to do
I would linger a while and just gaze into your lovely eyes so blue
Then I'd walk for a mile and come running back to be with you
There the waves would make a pair of willing slaves of you and me forever
And we'd laze for days and days and never gaze out where the ships go sailing by
On a coconut island, I'd like to be a castaway with you
Just to bask in your smile and to realize my dream come true.
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