Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald - I'm Just a Jitterbug 1938





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Published on May 29, 2011

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 -- June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella," was an American jazz and song vocalist.
Jerry Livingston / Mack David 1938
as rec by Ella fitzgerald w Chick Webb & his Orch
May 2nd 1938 New York
I'm just a jitterbug,
A happy jitterbug,
A little jitterbug lookin' for a place to jive.
I'm not a corny hick, (scat)
I know a real hot lick, (scat)
'Cause I'm a jitterbug, mighty glad that I'm alive!
Give me a solid ascender,
Not just an elbow bender!
Don't want no old time jazz,
No razzamataz, just swing!
'Cause I'm just a jitterbug,
A happy jitterbug,
A little jitter jitter jitterbug lookin' for a place to jive.
The trumpet's goin' crazy,
Say, he is a torrid cat!
He sure can swing a-plenty
When he's blowin' through his hat!
Just listen to that gentleman,
He's gettin' awful licks!
Sure, when that baby goes to town
He sure is mighty slick!
And now, a-listen folks and you will hear
The drummer of the band;
Now I know that he's a drummer
By that drumstick in his hand!
So gather round me, all you cats,
Let each man di his part;
Come on, you leader, beat it all,
The jammin's gonna start!

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    • Standard YouTube License
  • Music

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Album

    • The Essential Ella Fitzgerald Vol 3
  • Licensed by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of OVC Media); UMPG Publishing, UBEM, PEDL, Spirit Music Publishing, and 2 Music Rights Societies


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