Who Sang Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book cover art

Some other versions of "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Duke Ellington, Leonard Gaines, Billy Strayhorn
release date: 1957
genres: Jazz
styles: Big Band/Swing
length: 3:35
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
tenor saxophone: Ben Webster
violin: Stuff Smith
piano: Paul Smith
guitar: Barney Kessel
double bass: Joe Mondragon
membranophone: Alvin Stoller
I don't go out walking
I ain't for no talking
My baby's done left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'
If I had been scheming
Instead of just dreaming
He'd never have left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'

Sittin all day without holding my baby
Makes me so blue and sad
If he don't hurry and come back
It's a cinch to drive me mad
Now if I don't find him
I hope you'll remind him
That I'm staying where he left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'

All day
Don't go out a walking
And I for no talking
My baby's done left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'

All day
If I had been scheming
Instead of just dreaming
He'd never have left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'
Sittin all day without holding my baby

I miss my lonely papa
If he don't hurry and come back
It's a cinch to, I'll blow my toppa
Now if I don't find him
I hope you'll remind him
That I'm staying where he left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'

Rockin' and a sittin'
Sittin' and a rockin'
All day



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rockin' in Rhythm
  • 2 Drop Me Off in Harlem
  • 3 Day Dream
  • 4 Caravan
  • 5 Take the "A" Train
  • 6 I Ain't Got Nothing but the Blues
  • 7 Clementine
  • 8 I Didn't Know About You
  • 9 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 10 Lost in Meditation
  • 11 Perdido
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 Cotton Tail
  • 2 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • 3 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
  • 4 Solitude
  • 5 Rocks in My Bed
  • 6 Satin Doll
  • 7 Sophisticated Lady
  • 8 Just Squeeze Me
  • 9 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 10 Azure

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