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miércoles, 26 de abril de 2017

Ella Fitzgerald - 100 años

Ella Fitzgerald, 1940. Carl Van Vechten (*)


Ella Fitzgerald nació el 25 de abril de 1917... La recordamos hoy con un par de canciones: la primera, una de los hermanos Gershwin... Claro que pueden caer algunas más. Cien años son cien años.

Ella Fitzgerald - Official Site


ISN'T A PITY

Why did I wander, here and there and yonder,
Wasting precious time for no reason or rhyme?
Isn't it a pity! Isn't it a crime!
My journey is ended, everything is splendid;
Meeting you today has given me a wonderful idea -
Here I stay!

It's a funny thing;
I look at you, I get a thrill I never knew,
Isn't it a pity we never met before!

Here we are at last,
It's like a dream, the two of us, a perfect team,
Isn't it a pity we never met before!

Imagine all the lonely years we've wasted,
You with the neighbours, I at silly labours!
What joys untasted,
You readin Heine, me somewhere in China!

Let's forget the past, let's both agree
That I'm for you and you're for me,
And it's such a pity we never, never met before!

Imagine all the lonely years we've wasted,
Fishing for salmon, losing at backgammon!
What joys untasted,
My nights were sour, spent with Schopenhauer!

Let's forget the past, let's both agree
That I'm for you and you're for me,
And it's such a pity we never, never met before!







Publicado en 1959



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