Vagabond Dreams

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…




The night is a velvet cover
My bed is a carpet of dew
And I'm meeting my phantom lover
In a dreamland rendezvous

Vagabond dreams steal into my heart
And speak to me of love once more
Then take me far on a drifting star
To some romantic shore

Find me the one, that wonderful one
Who'll whisper, "I am yours forever"

Fill the night with music dipped in perfume
Like "April in Paris" or maybe "Love in Bloom"
For somehow I feel I'll find my ideal
Tonight in my vagabond dreams

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