This Could Be the Start of Something Big Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Carroll
album: Track 17 in album Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
release date: 1989-6-8
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length: 2:44
piano: Lou Levy
guitar: Herb Ellis
drums: Gus Johnson
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
composer: Steve Allen
lyricist: Steve Allen

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You're walkin' along the street, or you're at a party,
Or else you're alone and then you suddenly dig,
You're looking' in someone's eyes, you suddenly realize
That this could be the start of something big.

You're lunching at twenty-one and watchin' your diet,
Declining a Charlotte russe, accepting a fig,
When out of a clear blue sky, it's suddenly gal and guy,
And this could be the start of something big.

There's no controlling the unrolling of your fate, my friend,
Who knows what's written in the magic book.
But when a lover you discover at the gate my friend,
Invite her in without a second look.

You're up in an aeroplane or dining at sardi's,
Or lying at Malibu alone on the sand,
You suddenly hear a bell, and right away you can tell
That this could be the start of something grand.

This could be the start of something very big,
Why don't you play your part?
Please give your heart to me, and see.
This could be the start of something wonderful,
Why don't you take a chance?
Just try romance with me, and see.

Your watchin' the sun come up and countin' your money,
Or else in a dim cafe you're ordering wine,
Then suddenly there he is, and you wanna be where he is,
And this must be the start of something,
This could be the heart of something,
This could be the start of something big.

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