Who Sang Can't We Be Friends? Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1956
length: 3:48
vocal: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
trumpet: Louis Armstrong
piano: Oscar Peterson
guitar: Herb Ellis
bass: Ray Brown
drums (drum set): Buddy Rich
Some other versions of "Can't We Be Friends"

Lyrics
Took each word she said as gospel truth the way a silly little child would.
I can't excuse it on the grounds of youth,
I was no babe in the wild, wild wood.
She didn't mean it,
I should have seen it,
But now it's too late.

I thought I'd found the girl of my dreams,
Now it seems,
This is how the story ends:
She's gonna turn me down and say,
"Can't we be friends?"
I thought for once it couldn't go wrong,
Not for long,
I can see the way this ends:
She's gonna turn me down and say,
"Can't we be friends?"
Why should I care though she gave me the air,
Why should I cry,
Heave a sigh,
And wonder why,
And wonder why?
I thought I found the gal I could trust,
What a bust, this is how the story ends:
She's gonna turn me down and say,
"Can't we be just friends?"

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Can't We Be Friends
  • 2 Isn't This a Lovely Day
  • 3 Moonlight in Vermont
  • 4 They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 5 Under a Blanket of Blue
  • 6 Tenderly
  • 7 A Foggy Day
  • 8 Stars Fell on Alabama
  • 9 Cheek to Cheek
  • 10 The Nearness of You
  • 11 April in Paris

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