Who Sang How Long Has This Been Going On? Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney Rosemary Clooney Sings the Lyrics of Ira Gershwin cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing/Cool Jazz
length: 4:59
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
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
CD 1
  • 1 But Not for Me
  • 2 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 3 How Long Has This Been Going On
  • 4 Fascinating Rhythm
  • 5 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 6 Strike Up the Band
  • 7 Long Ago and Far Away
  • 8 They All Laughed
  • 9 The Man That Got Away
  • 10 They Can't Take That Away From Me