Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Gershwin Song Book, Vol. 2 Album

Artist(s): Ella Fitzgerald

Tracklist

Someone to Watch Over Me

length: 4:34
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
composer: George Gershwin

There's a saying old, says that love is blind
Still we're often told, "seek and ye shall find"
So I'm going to seek a certain lad I've had in mind

Looking everywhere, haven't found him yet
He's the big affair I cannot forget
Only man I ever think of with regret

I'd like to add his initial to my monogram
Tell me, where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?

There's a somebody I'm longin' to see
I hope that he, turns out to be
Someone who'll watch over me

I'm a little lamb who's lost in the wood
I know I could, always be good
To one who'll watch over me

Although he may not be the man some
Girls think of as handsome
To my heart he carries the key

Won't you tell him please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me

Won't you tell him please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me

Someone to watch over me

'S Wonderful

length: 3:31
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
alto saxophone: Ronnie Lang
baritone saxophone: Chuck Gentry
bass: Joe Comfort
bass trombone: George Roberts
cello: Edgar Lustgarten, Kurt Reher and Armand Kaproff
conductor: Nelson Riddle
guitar: Herb Ellis
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
percussion: Frank Flynn
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
piano: Lou Levy
trombone: Richard Noel, Jimmy Priddy and Pullman “Tommy” Pederson
trumpet: Shorty Sherock, Pete Candoli, Dale McMickle and Cappy Lewis
tuba: Red Callender
viola: Lou Kievman, Alvin Dinkin, Ralph Lane and Barbara Simons
violin: Ben Gill, Joseph Livoti, Victor Bay, Marshall Sosson, Alex Beller, Gerald Vinci, Dan Lube, Jacques Gasselin, Paul Shure and Misha Russell
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: Buddy Collette, Champ Webb and Harry Klee
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Don't mind telling you, in my humble fash
That you thrill me through, with a tender pash,
When you said you care, 'magine my emoshe
I swore then and there, permanent devoshe,

You made all other men seem blah
Just you alone filled me with ahhhhhhhh......
's wonderful, 's marvellous
You should care for me!

's awful nice, 's paradise,
's what I love to see.
You've made my life so glamorous,
You can't blame me for feeling amorous!

Oh 's wonderful, 's marvellous,
That you should care for me!
's magnificque, 's what I seek
You should care for me.

's elegant, 's what I want,
's what I love to see.
My dear, it's four leaved clover time,
From now on my heart's working overtime,

's exceptional, 's no bagatelle,
That you should care for...
That you should care for...
That you should care for me...

Embraceable You

length: 4:53
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
piano: Paul Smith
bass: Joe Mondragon
cello: Elizabeth Greenschpoon, George Neikrug, James Arkatov and Kurt Reher
conductor: Nelson Riddle
drums (drum set): Bill Richmond
guitar: Herb Ellis
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
viola: Paul Robyn, Alvin Dinkin, Barbara Simons and Dave Sterkin
violin: Misha Russell, Victor Bay, Paul Shure, Murray Kellner, Alex Beller, Ben Gill, Erno Neufeld, Jacques Gasselin, Victor Arno and Marshall Sosson
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
composer: George Gershwin
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you
Embrace me, you irreplaceable you

Just one look at you
My heart grew tipsy in me
You and you alone
Bring out the Gypsy in me

I love all the many charms about you
Above all, I want my arms about you

Don`t be a naughty baby
Come to mama, come to mama do
My sweet embraceable you

I love all the many charms about you
Above all, I want my arms about you

Don`t be a naughty baby
Come to mama, come to mama do
My sweet embraceable you

They Can't Take That Away From Me

length: 3:11
producer: Norman Granz
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
There are many many crazy things
That will keep me loving you
And with your permission
May I list a few

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No they can't take that away from me

The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No they can't take that away from me

We may never never meet again, on that bumpy road to love
But I'll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No they can't take that away from me

For You, for Me, for Evermore

length: 3:27
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Paradise can not refuse us
Never such a happy pair

Everybody must excuse us
If we walk on air

All the shadows now will lose us
Lucky stars are everywhere

As a happy being
Here's what I'm foreseeing

For you, for me, forever more
It's bound to be forever more

It's plain to see
We found, by finding each other
The love we waited for

I'm yours, you're mine
And in our hearts
The happy ending starts

What a lovely world
This world will be
With a world of love in store
For you, for me, forever more

What a lovely world
This world will be
With a world of love in store
For you, for me, forever more

Soon

length: 2:20
producer: Norman Granz
Soon, my dear, you'll never be lonely,
Soon, you'll find I live for you only.
When I'm with you who cares what time it is
Or what the place or what the climate is?

Oh! Soon, our little ship will become sailing
Home through every storm, never failing,
The day you're mine this world will be in tune,
Let's make that day come soon.

Oh! Soon, our little ship will become sailing home
Through every storm, never failing,
The day you're mine this world will be in tune,
Let's make that day come soon.

A Foggy Day

length: 3:35
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
bass: Joe Comfort
piano: Paul Smith
trumpet: Shorty Sherock, Dale McMickle, Don Fagerquist and Manny Klein
alto saxophone: Ted Nash
bass trombone: Karl DeKarske
cello: Kurt Reher, Elizabeth Greenschpoon and George Neikrug
conductor: Nelson Riddle
French horn: Vince Darosa
guitar: Herb Ellis
percussion: Frank Flynn
trombone: Richard Noel, Milt Bernhart and Pullman “Tommy” Pederson
viola: Alvin Dinkin, Paul Robyn and Barbara Simmons
violin: Alex Beller, Nathan Ross, Murray Kellner, Marshall Sosson, James Getzoff, Israel Baker, Gerald Vinci, Ben Gill, Victor Bay and Walter Edelstein
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: Harry Klee, Champ Webb, Joe Koch and Buddy Collette
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
harp: Katherina Julyie
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
I was a stranger in the city
Out of town were the people i knew
I had that feeling of self-pity
What to do, what to do, what to do
The outlook was decidedly blue

But as i walked through the foggy streets alone
It turned out to be the luckiest day i've known

A foggy day, in London town
Had me low, had me down
I viewed the morning, with much alarm
British museum, had lost its charm

How long i wondered,
Could this thing last
But the age of miracles, hadn't past
For suddenly, i saw you there
And through foggy London town,
The sun was shining everywhere

For suddenly, i saw you there
And through foggy London town,
The sun was shining everywhere

Everywhere
Everywhere
Everywhere

I've Got a Crush on You

length: 3:31
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
piano: Paul Smith
bass: Joe Mondragon
cello: Elizabeth Greenschpoon, George Neikrug, James Arkatov and Kurt Reher
conductor: Nelson Riddle
drums (drum set): Bill Richmond
guitar: Herb Ellis
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
viola: Alvin Dinkin, Paul Robyn, Barbara Simons and Dave Sterkin
violin: Victor Bay, Victor Arno, Alex Beller, Ben Gill, Erno Neufeld, Jacques Gasselin, Marshall Sosson, Misha Russell, Murray Kellner and Paul Shure
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
How glad the many millions
Of Timothy's and William's
Would be, to capture me
But you had such persistence
You wore down my resistance
I fell, and it was swell
You're my big and brave and handsome Romeo
How I won you I shall never, never know
It's not that you're attractive
But oh, my heart grew active
When you came into view

I've got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All the day and nighttime, hear me sigh
I never had the least notion
That I could fall with such emotion
Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage we could share
The world will pardon my mush
'Cause I've got a crush, my baby, on you

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage we could share
The world will pardon my mush
'Cause I've got a crush, my baby, on you

Looking for a Boy

length: 3:09
producer: Norman Granz
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
I am just a little girl
Who's looking for a little boy
Who's looking for a girl to love.

Tell me please,
Where can he be,
The loving he who'll bring to me
The harmony I'm dreaming of.

It'll be goodbye, I know
To my tale of woe,
When he says "Hello!"

So I am just a little girl
Who's looking for a little boy
Who's looking for a girl to love!

Oh, Lady Be Good!

length: 4:01
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Listen to my tale of woe
It's terribly sad, but true
All dressed up, no place to go
Each evening I'm awfully blue

I know I'm a winsome miss
I must win some handsome guy
Can't go on like this
I could blossom out I know
With somebody just like you

So, oh, sweet and lovely lady, be good
Oh, lady, be good to me
I am so awfully misunderstood
So, lady, be good to me

Oh, please, have some pity
I'm all alone in this big city
I tell you I'm just a lonesome babe in the wood
So, lady, be good to me
Oh, lady, be good to me

Who Cares?

length: 3:05
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Let it rain and thunder,
Let a million firms go under.
I am not concerned with
Stocks and bonds that I've been burned with!

I love you and you love me
And that's how it will always be
And nothing else can ever mean a thing

Who cares what the public chatters
Love's the only thing that matters

Who cares if the sky cares to fall in the sea
Who cares what banks fail in Yonkers
Long as you've got a kiss that conquers?

Why should I care?
Life is one long jubilee,
So long as I care for you
And you care for me!

Who cares how history rates me
As long as your kiss intoxicates me?

Why should I care?
Life is one long jubilee,
So long as I care for you
And you care for me!

Love Walked In

length: 3:51
producer: Norman Granz
arranger: Nelson Riddle
alto saxophone: Ronnie Lang
bass: Joe Comfort
bass trombone: George Roberts
conductor: Nelson Riddle
drums (drum set): Mel Lewis and Alvin Stoller
guitar: Barney Kessel
percussion: Larry Bunker
piano: Paul Smith
trombone: Dick Nash, Jimmy Priddy and Pullman “Tommy” Pederson
trumpet: Don Fagerquist
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: William Green, Jules Jacob, Champ Webb, Jewell Grant and Wilbur Schwartz
cello: George Neikrug, Elizabeth Greenschpoon, Eleanor Slatkin and David Filerman
tuba: Ed Gilbert
viola: Stanley Harris and Alvin Dinkin
violin: Alex Beller, Ben Gill, Erno Neufeld, Felix Slatkin, Harold Dicterow, Murray Kellner, Nathan Ross, Paul Shure, Victor Arno and Victor Bay
French horn: James Decker and Vincent DeRosa
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Love walked right in, and drove the shadows away
Love walked right in, and brought my sunniest day
One magic moment, and my heart seemed to know - that love said hello
Though not a word was spoken
One look, and I'd forgot the gloom of the past
One look, and I had found my future at last
One look, and I had found a world completely new
When love walked in with you