I've Got the World on a String Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, S.A. MUSIC
writers: Clifford Burwell, Mitchell Parish
album: Track 9 in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book
release date: 1961
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 4:55
arranger: Billy May
conductor: Billy May
engineer: Val Valentin
performer: Billy May & His Orchestra
producer: Norman Granz
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
lyricist: Ted Koehler
composer: Harold Arlen

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Merry month of may, sunny skies of blue,
clouds have rolled away and the sun peeps thru,
May express happiness, joy you may define in a thousand ways,
but a case like mine needs a "special phrase"
to reveal how I feel.

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.

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.

Track Listing

  • 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
  • 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