Who Sang To Keep My Love Alive? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
release date: 1956
length: 3:39
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Buddy Bregman
orchestrator: Buddy Bregman
baritone saxophone: Chuck Gentry
bass: Joe Mondragon
bass trombone: George Roberts
conductor: Buddy Bregman
flugelhorn: Vincent DeRosa
flute: Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Maurice Stein and Ted Nash
guitar: Barney Kessel
piano: Paul Smith
saxophone: Maurice Stein, Ted Nash, Bud Shank and Bob Cooper
trombone: Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Ulyate and Joe Howard
trumpet: Ray Linn, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo and Maynard Ferguson
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
I've been married, and married, and often I've sighed
"I'm never a bridesmaid, I'm always a bride"

I never divorced them, I hadn't the heart
Yet remember these sweet words, "'till death do us part"

I married many men, a ton of them
Because I was untrue to none of them
Because I bumped off every one of them
To keep my love alive

Sir Paul was frail, he looked a wreck to me
At night he was a horse's neck to me
So I performed an appendectomy
To keep my love alive

Sir Thomas had insomnia, he couldn't sleep at night
I bought a little arsenic, he's sleeping now all right

Sir Philip played the harp, I cussed the thing
I crowned him with his harp to bust the thing
And now he plays where harps are just the thing
To keep my love alive
To keep my love alive

(bridge)
I thought Sir George had possibilities
But his flirtations made me ill at ease
And when I'm ill at ease, I kill at ease
To keep my love alive

Sir Charles came from a sanatorium
And yelled for drinks in my emporium
I mixed one drink, he's in memorium
To keep my love alive

Sir Francis was a singing bird, a nightingale, that's why
I tossed him off my balcony, to see if he, could fly

Sir Atherton indulged in fratricide,
He killed his dad and that was patricide
One night I stabbed him by my mattress-side
To keep my love alive
To keep my love alive
To keep my love alive



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • 2 You Took Advantage of Me
  • 3 A Ship Without a Sail
  • 4 To Keep My Love Alive
  • 5 Dancing on the Ceiling
  • 6 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 7 With a Song in My Heart
  • 8 Manhattan
  • 9 Johnny One Note
  • 10 I Wish I Were in Love Again
  • 11 Spring Is Here
  • 12 It Never Entered My Mind
  • 13 This Can't Be Love
  • 14 Thou Swell
  • 15 My Romance
  • 16 Where or When
  • 17 Little Girl Blue
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Give It Back to the Indians
  • 2 Ten Cents a Dance
  • 3 There's a Small Hotel
  • 4 I Didn't Know What Time it Was
  • 5 Everything I've Got
  • 6 I Could Write a Book
  • 7 Blue Room
  • 8 My Funny Valentine
  • 9 Bewitched
  • 10 Mountain Greenery
  • 11 Wait Til You See Her
  • 12 Lover
  • 13 Isn't it Romantic
  • 14 Here in My Arms
  • 15 Blue Moon
  • 16 My Heart Stood Still
  • 17 I've Got Five Dollars

  • Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin