Who Sang (I've Got) Beginner's Luck? Ella Fitzgerald

Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
release date: 1957
length: 3:11
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle and Nelson Riddle
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
bass: Joe Mondragon
piano: Paul Smith
trumpet: Vito N. Mangano, Cappy Lewis, Dale McMickle and Shorty Sherock
alto saxophone: Ted Nash
bass trombone: George Roberts
cello: Armand Kaproff, Eleanor Slatkin and Kurt Reher
French horn: Vincent DeRosa
guitar: Herb Ellis
percussion: Frank Flynn
trombone: Milt Bernhart, Richard Noel and Pullman “Tommy” Pederson
viola: Alvin Dinkin, Stanley Harris and Barbara Simons
violin: Jacques Gasselin, Alex Beller, James Getzoff, Marshall Sosson, Ben Gill, Nathan Ross, Victor Bay, Murray Kellner, Eudice Shapiro and Felix Slatkin
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: Champ Webb, Harry Klee, Buddy Collette and Joe Koch
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
At any gambling casino
From Monte Carlo to Reno
They tell you that a beginner
Comes out a winner

Beginner fishing for flounder
Will catch a 17 pounder
That's what I always heard
And thought absurd,

But now, I believe every word
For I've got beginner's luck
The first time that I'm in love
I'm in love with you

Gosh, I'm lucky
I've got beginner's luck
There never was such a smile
Or such eyes of blue

Gosh, I'm fortunate
The thing we've begun
Is much more than a pastime
For this time is the one

Where the first time is the last time
I've got beginner's luck
Lucky, through and through
'Cause the first time that I'm in love

I'm in love with you

The thing we've begun
Is much more than a pastime
For this time is the one
Where the first time is the last time

I've got beginner's luck
Lucky, through and through
'Cause the first time that I'm in love
Yes, the first time that I'm in love
Oh, the first time that I'm in love

I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 But Not for Me
  • 2 Fascinatin' Rhythm
  • 3 They All Laughed
  • 4 The Man I Love
  • 5 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 6 Clap Yo' Hands
  • 7 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 8 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 9 I Was Doing All Right
  • 10 He Loves and She Loves
  • 11 Lorelei
  • 12 (I've Got) Beginner's Luck