Who Sang How Long Has This Been Going On? Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson

J.J. Johnson Kai and Jay/Bennie Green With Strings cover art
Release information
length: 2:36
engineer: Rudy van Gelder
bass: John "Peck" Morrison
piano: Dick Katz
trombone: J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding
drums (drum set): Al Harewood
Some other versions of "How Long Has This Been Going On"

Lyrics
As a tot, when I trotted in little velvet panties,
I was kissed by my sisters, my cousins, and my aunties.
Sad to tell, it was hell, an inferno worse than Dante's.

So my dear I swore,
"Never, never more!"
On my list, I insisted that kissing must be crossed out.
Now, I find I was blind, and oh my!
How I lost out!

I could cry salty tears,
Where have I been all these years?
Little wow, tell me now,
How long has this been going on?

There were chills up my spine,
And some thrills I can't define.
Listen, sweet, I repeat,
How long has this been going on?

Oh, I feel that I could melt,
Into Heaven I'm hurled!
I know how Columbus felt,
Finding another world.

Kiss me once, then once more.
What a dunce I was before.
What a break!
For Heaven's sake!
How long has this been going on?

Dear, when in your arms I creep,
That divine rendezvous,
Don't wake me, if I'm asleep,
Let me dream that it's true!

Kiss me twice, then once more.
That makes thrice, let's make it four!
What a break!
For Heaven's sake!
How long has this been going on?
How long has this, been going on?

Tracklist
  • 1 There's a Small Hotel
  • 2 Stardust
  • 3 Serenade to Love
  • 4 Embraceable You
  • 5 Don't Argue
  • 6 How Long Has This Been Going On
  • 7 Riviera
  • 8 Dinner For One
  • 9 Hip Bones
  • 10 Wind Bag
  • 11 We'll Be Together Again
  • 12 Bags' Groove

  • Release information
    script: Latin