“Someone to Watch Over Me” is a classic song that has been recorded by numerous artists, and Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition in 1959 is one of the notable versions. The song was written by George Gershwin with lyrics by his brother Ira Gershwin and was introduced in the musical “Oh, Kay!” in 1926.
About The Song
The lyrics of “Someone to Watch Over Me” convey a sense of longing and vulnerability as the narrator expresses a desire for someone to watch over and protect them. The song has become a standard in the jazz and popular music repertoire.
Ella Fitzgerald’s interpretation of “Someone to Watch Over Me” showcases her emotive and nuanced vocal delivery. Her version, recorded as part of the “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book,” captures the essence of the song’s poignant lyrics.
The enduring appeal of “Someone to Watch Over Me” lies in its beautiful melody and the universal theme of seeking comfort and companionship. Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition stands as a testament to her ability to convey deep emotions through her exceptional vocal artistry.
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There’s a saying old, says that love is blind
Still, we’re often told, “Seek and ye shall find”
So I’m going to seek a certain lad I’ve had in mind
Looking everywhere, haven’t found him yet
He’s the big affair I cannot forget
Only man I ever think of with regret
I’d like to add his initial to my monogram
Tell me, where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?
There’s a somebody I’m longin’ to see
I hope that he turns out to be
Someone who’ll watch over me
I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the wood
I know I could always be good
To one who’ll watch over me
Although he may not be the man some girls think of as handsome
To my heart, he carries the key
Won’t you tell him, please, to put on some speed?
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me