26 de outubro de 2004

We dig Ella


Outro dia demos de caras com este disco de Ella Fitzgerald e não resistimos a trazê-lo para casa como, de resto, sucede com a generalidade dos seus registos.

Acompanhada pela orquestra de Frank DeVol e pelo trompete de Harry "Sweets" Edison, Ella encanta com a sua interpretação dos temas. Há dois que nos tocaram, sobretudo pela forma como ela os canta:

«Can't We Be Friends?»

I thought I'd found the man of my dreams.
Now it seems, This is how the story ends:
He's goin' to 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:
Never again! Through with Love,
Through with men!
They play their game without shame, and who's to blame?

I thought I'd found a man I could trust.
What a bust! This is how the story ends:
He's goin' to turn me down and say,
"Can't We Be Friends?"

«Makin' Whoopee»

Another bride, another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
The groom is nervous, he answers twice
Its really killin'
That he's so willin' to make whoopee

Now picture a little love nest
Down where the roses cling
Picture the same sweet love nest
Think what a year can bring, yes

He's washin dishes and baby clothes
He's so ambitious he even sews
But don't forget folks
Thats what you get folks, for makin' whoopee

Another year, maybe less
What's this I hear? Well, can't you guess?
She feels neglected, and he's suspected
Of makin' whoopee

Yeah, she sits alone
Most every night
He doesn't phone, he doesn't write
He says he's busy
But she says, "is he?"
He's makin' whoopee

Now he doesn't make much money
Only five thousand per
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You'll pay six to her."

He says, "Now judge, suppose I fail?"
Judge say, "Budge, right into jail.
You'd better keep her. I think it's cheaper
Than makin' whoopee."

Yes, yeah, you better keep her
Daddy, I think it's cheaper
Then makin' whoopee

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