I Can't Be Bothered Now

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…




Bad news, go away
Call 'round someday
In March or May
I can't be bothered now

My bonds and shares
May fall downstairs
Who cares, who cares
I'm dancing and

I can't be bothered now
I'm up among the stars
On earthly things I frown
I'm throwing off the bars

That held me down
I'll pay the piper
When times are riper
Just now, I shan't

Because you see I'm dancing and
I can't be bothered now

I'm up among the stars
On earthly things I frown
I'm throwing off the bars
That held me down

I'll pay the piper
When times are riper
Just now, I shan't
Because you see I'm dancing and

I can't be bothered now

Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

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