Who Sang Makin' Whoopee? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
release date: 1959
genres: Jazz Blues
styles: Swing
length: 3:48
Another bride, another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
The groom is nervous; he answers twice
It's really killin'
That he's so willin' to make whoopee

Picture a little love nest
Down where the roses cling
Picture the same sweet love nest
Think what a year can bring

He's washin' dishes and baby clothes
He's so ambitious he even sews
But don't forget, folks
That's what you get, folks, for makin' whoopee

Another year or maybe less
What's this I hear? Well, you can't confess
She feels neglected, and he's suspected
Of makin' whoopee

She sits alone 'most every night
He doesn't phone her; he doesn't write
He says he's busy, but she says, "Is he?"
He's makin' whoopee

He doesn't make much money
Only five thousand per
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You'll pay six to her"

He says, "Now, Judge, suppose I fail?"
The judge says, "Budge right into jail"
You'd better keep her; I think it's cheaper
Than makin' whoopee

You'd better keep her
I know it's cheaper
Than makin' whoopee

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sweet and Lovely
  • 2 Let's Fall in Love
  • 3 Makin' Whoopee
  • 4 That Old Feeling
  • 5 I Remember You
  • 6 Moonlight Serenade
  • 7 Gone With the Wind
  • 8 Can't We Be Friends?
  • 9 Out of This World
  • 10 My Old Flame
  • 11 East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
  • 12 Lullaby of Broadway

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