(I Was) Born to Be Blue Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Brent Maher, Mike Reid, Mack David
album: Track 11 in album Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
release date: 1989-6-8
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 2:45
piano: Lou Levy
guitar: Herb Ellis
bass: Joe Mondragon
drums: Gus Johnson
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald

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Some folks were meant to live in clover,
But they are such a chosen few.
And clover being green is something I've never seen
'Cause I was born to be blue.

When there's a yellow moon above me,
They say there's moonbeams I should view
But moonbeams being gold are something I can't behold
'Cause I was born to be blue.

When I met you the world was bright and sunny
When you left the curtain fell
I'd like to laugh but nothing strikes me funny
Now my world's a faded pastel

Well, I guess I'm luckier than some folks,
I've known the thrill of loving you.
And that alone is more than I was created for
'Cause I was born to be blue.

Track Listing

  • 1 A Night in Tunisia
  • 2 You're My Thrill
  • 3 My Reverie
  • 4 Stella by Starlight
  • 5 'Round Midnight
  • 6 Jersey Bounce
  • 7 Signing Off
  • 8 Cry Me a River
  • 9 This Year's Kisses
  • 10 Good Morning Heartache
  • 11 (I Was) Born to Be Blue
  • 12 Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie
  • 13 Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
  • 14 The Music Goes 'Round and Around
  • 15 The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
  • 16 I Got a Guy
  • 17 This Could Be the Start of Something Big