Can't We Be Friends?

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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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I thought I'd found the man of my dreams
Now it seems, this is how the story ends
He's going 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 going to turn me down and say
Can't we be friends

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Written by: Kay Swift, Paul James

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