SHAKE DOWN THE STARS
turn off the moon, do it soon,
I can't enjoy the night without you,shake down the stars.
Dry up the streams, stop all my dreams,
cut off the breeze, do it please,
I never thought I'd cry about you, shake down the stars.
I gave you my arms, my lips, my heart,
my love, my life, my all,
But the best that I had to offer you,
I found was all too small.
Crush every rose, hush every pray'r,
break every vow, do it now,
I know I cannot live without you, shake down the stars.
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