Who Sang Boy! What Love Has Done to Me!? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book cover art
Release information
Writer(s): George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Jazz Pop
Style: Vocal/Swing
length: 3:49
producer: Norman Granz
arranger: Nelson Riddle
alto saxophone: Ronnie Lang
baritone saxophone: Chuck Gentry
bass: Ralph Peña
bass trombone: George Roberts
conductor: Nelson Riddle
guitar: Herb Ellis
percussion: Frank Flynn
piano: Lou Levy
trombone: Pullman “Tommy” Pederson, Richard Noel and Jimmy Priddy
trumpet: Cappy Lewis
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: Champ Webb, Harry Klee and Buddy Collette
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
I fetch his slippers, fill up the pipe he smokes
I cook the kippers, laugh at his oldest jokes
Yet here I anchor, I might have had a banker
Boy! what love has done to me

His nature`s funny, quarrelsome half the time
And as for money, he hasn`t got a dime
And here`s the joker, I might have had a broker
Boy! what love has done to me

When a guy looks my way
Does he get emphatic, say he gets dramatic?
I just want to fly `way
But if I left him I`d be all at sea

I`m just a slavery, life is a funny thing
He`s got the gravy, I got a wedding ring
And still I love him, there`s nobody above him
Boy! what love has done to me

His brains are minus,
Never a thought in sight
And yet his highness
Lectures me day and night;
Oh where was my sense
To sign that wedding license?
Boy! What love has done to me!

My life he`s wrecking, bet you could find him now
Out somewhere necking somebody else`s frau
You get to know life when married to a low life
Boy! what love has done to me

I can`t hold my head up
The butcher, the baker, oh no he`s a faker
Brother I am fed up
But if I left him he`d be up a tree

Where will it wind up, I don`t know where I`m at
I make my mind up, I oughta leave him flat
But I have grown so, I love that dirty so-and-so
Boy! what love has done to me

Tracklist
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