Airmail Special

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…




Left New York this morning early
Traveling south so wide and high
Sailing through the wide blue yonder
It's that Airmail Special on the fly

Listen to the motors humming
She is streaking through the sky
Like a bird that's flying homeward
It's that Airmail Special on the fly

Over plains and high dark mountains
Over rivers deep and wide
Carrying mail to California
It's that Airmail Special on the fly

Watch her circle for the landing
Hear her moan and cough and sigh
Now she's coming down the runway
It's that Airmail Special on the fly

Written by: BENNY GOODMAN, CHARLES CHRISTIAN, JIMMY MUNDY

Lyrics © ZELLS MUSIC COMPANY

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