How Long Has This Been Going On Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
album: Track 15 in album Like Someone in Love
release date: 1991-12-3
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Vocal/Swing
length: 5:52

Cover Art

Ella Fitzgerald Like Someone in Love cover art
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'Neath the stars, at bazaars
Often I've had to caress men
Five or ten dollars then I'd collect from all those yes-men
Don't be sad, I must add, that they meant no more than chess-men

Darling, can't you see?
'Twas for charity?
Though these lips have made slips, it was never really serious
Who'd have thought I'd be brought to a state that's so delirious?

I could cry salty tears
Where have I been all these years?
Little wow, tell me now
How long has this been goin' on?

There were chills up my spine
And some thrills I can't define
Listen sweet, I repeat
How long has this been goin' on?

Oh, I feel that I could melt
Into heaven I'm hurled
I know how Columbus felt
Finding another world

Kiss me once, then once more
What a dunce I was before
What a break, for Heaven's sake
How long has this been goin' on?

Kiss me twice, once more, thrice, make it four

What a break, for Heaven's sake
How long has this been goin' on?


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 There's a Lull in My Life
  • 2 More Than You Know
  • 3 What Will I Tell My Heart
  • 4 I Never Had a Chance
  • 5 Close Your Eyes
  • 6 We'll Be Together Again
  • 7 Then I'll Be Tired of You
  • 8 Like Someone in Love
  • 9 Midnight Sun
  • 10 I Thought About You
  • 11 You're Blase
  • 12 Night Wind
  • 13 What's New
  • 14 Hurry Home
  • 15 How Long Has This Been Going On
  • 16 I'll Never Be the Same
  • 17 Lost in a Fog
  • 18 Everything Happens to Me
  • 19 So Rare