The Half of It, Dearie, Blues

by Ella Fitzgerald

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 int…




I've got the "you don't know the half of it, dearie" blues
Oh, how I wish you'd drop that anger and end your cruise
You're just a duffer who makes me suffer
All the younger set says your heart's to let
I've got the "you don't know the half of it, dearie" blues

I've got the "you don't know the half of it, dearie" blues
Although I know that love's a gamble, I hate to lose
Life will be duller; we'll have no color
Jill without a Jack makes the future black
I've got the "you don't know the half of it, dearie" blues
I've got the "you don't know the half of it, dearie" blues

Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

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