Walking By the River

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. more »


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2001
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There's dew upon the ground
And not a soul in sight;
I'm walkin' by the river
'Cause I'm meeting someone there tonight!
I hear a distant sound,
I see a far-off light;
I'm walkin' by the river
'Cause I'm meeting someone there tonight!

The murmuring waters say
There's no time to delay,
So hurry on your way, my friend!
If you don't get there soon,
There may not be a moon
To guide you to that happy end!

My heart is riding high,
My blues have taken flight,
I'm walkin' by the river
'Cause I'm meeting someone there tonight!

My heart is riding high,
My blues have taken flight,
I'm walkin' by the river
'Cause I'm meeting someone there tonight!

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Written by: ROBERT SOUR, UNA MAE CARLISLE

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