I've Got the World on a String Song Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book cover art
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I've got the world on a string, sittin' on a rainbow
Got the string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love!
I've got a song that I sing

I can make the rain go, anytime I move my finger
Lucky me, can't you see, I'm in love
Life is a beautiful thing, as long as I hold the string
I'd be a silly so and so, if I should ever let go

I've got the world on a string, sittin' on a rainbow
Got the string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love

Life is a beautiful thing, as long as I hold the string
I've got the world on a string, sittin' on a rainbow
Got the string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love!
I've got a song that I sing

I can make the rain go, anytime I move my finger
Lucky me, can't you see, I'm in love
Life is a beautiful thing, as long as I hold the string
I'd be a silly so and so, if I should ever let go

I've got the world on a string, sittin' on a rainbow
Got the string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love

Life is a beautiful thing, as long as I hold the string

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Blues in the Night
  • 2 Let's Fall in Love
  • 3 Stormy Weather
  • 4 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 5 My Shining Hour
  • 6 Hooray for Love
  • 7 This Time the Dream's on Me
  • 8 That Old Black Magic
  • 9 I've Got the World on a String
  • 10 Let's Take a Walk Around the Block
  • 11 Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)
  • 12 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 When the Sun Comes Out
  • 2 Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 3 As Long as I Live
  • 4 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
  • 5 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 6 The Man That Got Away
  • 7 One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
  • 8 It Was Written in the Stars
  • 9 Get Happy
  • 10 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 11 Out of This World
  • 12 Over the Rainbow


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , S.A. MUSIC
    writers: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
    album: Track in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book
    release date: 1961
    popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Pop
    styles: Big Band/Swing
    length: 4:55
    producer: Norman Granz
    engineer: Val Valentin
    arranger: Billy May
    conductor: Billy May
    lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
    performer: Billy May & His Orchestra
    lyricist: Ted Koehler
    composer: Harold Arlen

    Album Information

    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin