Who Sang Funny Face? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
release date: 1959
genres: Jazz
length: 3:23
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle
piano: Lou Levy
alto saxophone: Ted Nash
bass: Joe Comfort
bass trombone: Karl DeKarske
cello: Elizabeth Greenschpoon, Armand Kaproff and Eleanor Slatkin
French horn: Vincent DeRosa and James Decker
guitar: Herb Ellis
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
percussion: Frank Flynn
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
trombone: Pullman “Tommy” Pederson, Jimmy Priddy and Dick Nash
trumpet: Pete Candoli, Dale McMickle, Shorty Sherock and Joseph Triscari
tuba: Ed Gilbert
viola: Alvin Dinkin, Paul Robyn and Stanley Harris
violin: Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Ben Gill, Erno Neufeld, Felix Slatkin, Harold Dicterow, Marshall Sosson, Murray Kellner and Paul Shure
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: Gene Cipriano, William Green and Jewell Grant
drums (drum set): Mel Lewis
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Frankie, dear, your birthday gift reveals to me
That at heart you`re really not so bad.
If I add, why our funny face appeals to me.
Please dont` think I`ve suddenly gone mad.
You have all the qualities of Peter Pan;
I`d go far before I`d find a sweeter pan
And yet

I love your funny face,
Your sunny, funny face;
For you`re a cutie
With more than beauty
You`ve got a lot
Of personality N.T.
A thousand laughs I`ve found
In having you around.
Through you`re not Gloria Swanson,
For worlds I`d not replace
Your sunny, funny face.

Needn`t tell me that I`m not so pretty, dear,
When my looking glass and I agree,
In the contest at Atlantic City, dear,
Miss America I`d never be,

Truth to tell, though, you`re not such a bad lot yourself;
As a Paul Swan, you are not so hot yourself.
And yet.

I love your funny face,
Your sunny, funny face;
You can`t repair it,
So I declare it
Is quite all right -

Like Ronald Colman?

So`s your ol` man!
Yet it`s very clear,
I`m gladwhen you are near.
Though you`re no Handsome Harry

For worlds I`d not replace
Your sunny funny face.

I love that funny face,
That sunny, funny face;
Thought it upsets one,
In time, it gets one -

That`s true, for you
Have personality for two.
Those eyes! Those nose! Those cheek!
Won`t make a movie sheik,

But though your`e not patootie,
For worlds I`d not replace
Your sunny, funny face.

I love your funny face,
Your sunny, funny face;
You never bother
About your father.

Have you no shame?
You`re just a mutt and nothing but!
Yet when you wag your tail,
You`ll never be for sale.

Though you`re no Rin Tin Tin, dear,
For worlds I`d not replace
Your sunny, funny face.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ambulatory Suite (instrumental)
  • 2 The Preludes (instrumental)
  • 3 Sam and Delilah
  • 4 But Not for Me
  • 5 My One and Only
  • 6 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 7 Beginner's Luck
  • 8 Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 9 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 10 Things Are Looking Up
  • 11 Just Another Rhumba
  • 12 How Long Has This Been Going On?
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 's Wonderful
  • 2 The Man I Love
  • 3 That Certain Feeling
  • 4 By Strauss
  • 5 Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 6 The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag)
  • 7 Who Cares?
  • 8 Looking for a Boy
  • 9 They All Laughed
  • 10 My Cousin in Milwaukee
  • 11 Somebody From Somewhere
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 A Foggy Day
  • 2 Clap Your Hands
  • 3 For You, for Me, for Everyone
  • 4 Stiff Upper Lip
  • 5 Boy Wanted
  • 6 Strike Up the Band
  • 7 Soon
  • 8 I've Got a Crush on You
  • 9 Bidin' My Time
  • 10 Aren't You Kind of Glad We Did?
  • 11 Of Thee I Sing (Baby)
    12" Vinyl 4
  • 1 "The Half of It, Dearie" Blues
  • 2 I Was Doing All Right
  • 3 He Loves and She Loves
  • 4 Love Is Sweeping the Country
  • 5 Treat Me Rough
  • 6 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 7 Slap That Bass
  • 8 Isn't It a Pity?
  • 9 Shall We Dance?
  • 10 Love Walked In
  • 11 You've Got What Gets Me
    12" Vinyl 5
  • 1 They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 2 Embraceable You
  • 3 I Can't Be Bothered Now
  • 4 Boy! What Love Has Done to Me!
  • 5 Fascinatin' Rhythm
  • 6 Funny Face
  • 7 Lorellei
  • 8 Oh, So Nice
  • 9 Let's Kiss and Make Up
  • 10 I Got Rhythm