Who Sang Flyin' Home? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Lullabies of Birdland / Sweet and Hot cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John T. Williams
Release Date: 1998
length: 2:30
orchestra: Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
composer: Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton
lyricist: Sid Robin, Sid Robin
We're sitting out here on the runway
Waiting for the plane to leave
And the captain says, "There'll be a short delay
Bear with me, please"

They gave us the usual hassle
"You can't take those guitars on board"
But the boys in the band just smiled
Heard it all before

And as they're starting to serve champagne
To the folks at the front of the plane
I can hear the engines roaring
We're on our way

And we are flying home
I feel the freedom in my soul
Flying home at last
Flying home
I've got the freedom in my soul

And it's four in the morning
My world is calling
Speeding through the universe tonight

The movie reminds of my lady
As she waits, "Where are those guys?"
Yes, it's nice to see old Butch and Sundance in the sky

And now the sun is beginning to rise
It's like looking down on Paradise
There's a ball of fire that's burning
Giving life

And we are flying home
I feel the freedom in my soul
Flying home at last
Flying home
I've got the freedom in my soul

And it's four in the morning
My world is calling
Speeding through the universe tonight

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Lullaby of Birdland
  • 2 Rough Ridin'
  • 3 Angel Eyes
  • 4 Smooth Sailing
  • 5 Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 6 Later
  • 7 Ella Hums the Blues
  • 8 How High the Moon
  • 9 Basin Street Blues
  • 10 Air Mail Special
  • 11 Flyin' Home
  • 12 Thanks for the Memory
  • 13 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 14 You'll Never Know
  • 15 I Can't Get Started
  • 16 Moanin' Low
  • 17 Taking a Chance on Love
  • 18 That Old Black Magic
  • 19 Old Devil Moon
  • 20 Lover, Come Back to Me
  • 21 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 22 You'll Have to Swing It (Mr Paganini)