Who Sang I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, Volume 2 cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Duke Ellington, Paul Webster
Release Date: 1957
length: 6:15
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
piano: Duke Ellington
trumpet: Clark Terry, William “Cat” Anderson and Willie Cook
trumpet & violin: Ray Nance
trombone: Quentin Jackson, John Sanders and Britt Woodman
clarinet & tenor saxophone: Jimmy Hamilton
clarinet & alto saxophone: Russell Procope
alto saxophone: Johnny Hodges
tenor saxophone: Paul Gonsalves and Frank Foster
clarinet & bass clarinet: Harry Carney
double bass: Jimmy Woode
drums (drum set): Sam Woodyard
composer: Duke Ellington
lyricist: Paul Francis Webster
The poets say that all who love are blind
But I'm in love and I know what time it is
The good book says, "Go seek and ye shall find"
Well, I have sought and my, what a climb it is

My life is just like the weather
It changes with the hours
When he's near, I'm fair and warmer
When he's gone, I'm cloudy with showers

An emotion like the ocean
It's either sink or swim
When a woman loves a man
Like I love him

Never treats me sweet and gentle, the way he should
I got it bad and that ain't good
My poor heart is sentimental, not made of wood
I got it bad and that ain't good

But when the weekend's over and Monday rolls around
I end up like I started out: just cryin' my lil' heart out
He don't love me like I love him
No, nobody could; I got it bad and that ain't good

So bad, so bad

I got on it so bad, so bad, though folks with good intentions
Tell me to save my tears
I'm glad; I'm mad about you; I can't live without you
Lord above me, make him love me the way he should

Like a lonely weeping willow lost in the wood
The things I tell my pillow
No woman should
I got it bad, bad, so bad and that ain't good

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  • 2 In a Sentimental Mood
  • 3 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • 4 Prelude to a Kiss
  • 5 Mood Indigo
  • 6 In a Mellow Tone
  • 7 Love You Madly
  • 8 Lush Life
  • 9 Squatty Roo
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  • 2 All Too Soon
  • 3 Everything but You
  • 4 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
  • 5 Bli-Blip
  • 6 Chelsea Bridge
  • 7 Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald
  • 8 The E and D Blues (E for Ella D for Duke)