Who Sang Of Thee I Sing (Baby)? 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: 3:11
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle
piano: Lou Levy
alto saxophone: Ted Nash
bass: Joe Comfort
bass trombone: Karl DeKarske
cello: Elizabeth Greenschpoon, Eleanor Slatkin and Armand Kaproff
French horn: Vincent DeRosa and James Decker
guitar: Herb Ellis
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
percussion: Frank Flynn
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
trombone: Dick Nash, Pullman “Tommy” Pederson and Jimmy Priddy
trumpet: Pete Candoli, Dale McMickle, Joseph Triscari and Shorty Sherock
tuba: Ed Gilbert
viola: Stanley Harris, Paul Robyn and Alvin Dinkin
violin: Murray Kellner, Harold Dicterow, Ben Gill, Alex Beller, Marshall Sosson, Paul Shure, Victor Bay, Victor Arno, Erno Neufeld and Felix Slatkin
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: Jewell Grant, Gene Cipriano and William Green
drums (drum set): Mel Lewis
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
From the island of Manhattan to the coast of gold
From north to south, from east to west
You are the love, I love the best
You`re the dreamboat in the sweetest story ever told

A dream I sought, both night and day
For years through all, the U.S.A.
The star I hitched my wagon to
Is very obviously you

Of thee I sing, baby
Summer, autumn, winter, spring, baby.
You`re my silver lining,
You`re my sky of blue
There`s a lovelight shining
Just because of you.

Of thee I sing, baby,
You have got that certain thing, baby
Shining star and inspiration
Worthy of a mighty nation,
Of thee I sing.

Of thee I sing, baby,
You have got that certain thing, baby
Shining star and inspiration
Worthy of a mighty nation,
Of thee I sing.

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