Ella Fitzgerald - You'll Have To Swing It (Mr. Paganini) Lyrics




The concert was over in Carnegie Hall
The maestro took bow after bow
He said, "My dear friends I have given my all
I'm sorry, it's all over now"
When from the gallery way up high
There suddenly came this mournful cry

"Mr. Paganini, please play my rhapsody
And if you cannot play it, won't you sing it?
And if you can't sing it, you'll simply have to..."

"Mr. Paganini, we breathlessly await
Your masterful baton, go on and sling it
And if you can't sling it, you'll simply have to..."

"We heard your repertoire and at the final bar
We greeted you with a round applause
But what a great ovation, your interpretation..."

"Mr. Paganini, now don't you be a meanie
What have you up your sleeve? Come on and spring it
And if you don't spring it, that means you'll have to..."

"Mr. Paganini, please play my rhapsody
And if you cannot play it, won't you sing it?
And if the boys are bopping ain't no need in stopping..."

"Mr. Paganini, we breathlessly await
Your masterful baton, go on and sling it
If the boys are bopping ain't no need in stopping"

"A tisket a tasket, I lost my yellow basket...
We heard your repertoire and at the final bar
We greeted you with a round applause
But what a great ovation, your interpretation..."

"Listen Paganini, now don't you be a meanie
What have you up your sleeve? Come on and spring it
And if you don't spring it, that means you have to"

"We've heard your repertoire and at the final bar
We greeted you, we greeted you with wild applause
But what a great ovation, your interpretation..."

"Mr. Paganini, now don't you be a meanie
What have you up your sleeve? Come on and spring it
And if you don't spring it, that means you have to swing it"





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  1. Victoria Charbonette Dr. Nicole Reese

    Mr. penganni tempo 🎶

  2. Santiago Rodríguez Martín

    THANKS!! so many years looking for it !!!

  3. sauquoit13456

    On this day in 1968 {April 28th} Ella Fitzgerald performed "Mr. Paganini" on the CBS-TV musical variety program, 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    In 1961 it reached #20 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    And on the same 'Sullivan' show she also performed her covered version of "Can't Buy Me Love", four years earlier in May of 1964 Verve Records released "Can't Buy Me Love", b/w "Hello Dolly", neither side made Billboard's Top 100 chart, but "Can't Buy Me Love" did peak at #24 on Germany's GfK Entertainment chart...
    Between 1936 and 1963 the Virginia native had fifty-seven charted records, twenty made the Top 10 with four reaching #1, "Goodnight, My Love" {1936}, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" {1938}, "I'm Making Believe" {1944}, and "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" {1944}...
    Ella Jane Fitzgerald passed away at the age of 79 on June 15th, 1996...
    May she R.I.P.

  4. Nancy Lee

    The concert was over in Carnagie Hall
    The maestro took bow after bow
    He said my dear friends
    I have given my all
    I'm sorry it's all over now
    When from the gallery way up high
    There suddenly came this mournful cry
    Mister Paganini please play my rhapsody
    And if you cannot play it won't you sing it
    And if you can't sing it you simply have to
    Booh beeh deeh dooh beeh dooh dweeh dooh eeh eeh doh ah, ah loh ah oh
    Mister Paganini we breathlessly await
    Your masterful baton go on and sling it
    And if you can't sling it you simply have to
    Bah, eeh, eeh, bah dooh booh beeh dooh beeh daw
    Eeh yooh boh eeh yooh beeh dooh beeh dooh
    We've heard your repertoire and at the final bar
    We greeted you with wild applause
    But what a great ovation your interpretation
    Oh boh dooh beh deed beeh deeh beh deeh doh boh deeh beeh deh beeh
    Eeh beeh deeh beeh hum dooh bah bouam dam dah oh
    Mister Paganini now don't you be a meanie
    What have you up your sleeve come on and spring it
    And if you don't spring it that means you have to
    Eeh, dooh dooh bah dooh pah pah peeh peeh
    Deeh deeh deeh leeh deeh deeh dooh ding deeh deeh
    Dleeh dooh deeh deeh dleeh oh deeh dah dah
    Oh mister Paganini please play my rhapsody
    And if you cannot play it won't you sing it
    And if the boys are bopping ain't no need in stopping
    Ooh bah beeh tooh bah beeh teeh dah dah lah
    Boh toh boh doh boh doh doh deh deh loh doh bah noh bah
    Mister Paganini we breathlessly await
    Your masterful baton go on and sing it
    If the boys are bopping ain't no need in stopping
    A tisket
    A tasket
    I lost my yellow basket
    Bop, beeh boh peeh pah dah yooh boh dooh beeh yooh beeh
    Heard your repertoire and at the final bar
    We greeted you with wild applause
    What a great ovation your interpretation
    Bah tooh looh yeah dooh wah dooh
    Listen Paganini now don't you be a meanie
    What have you up your sleeve come on and spring it
    And if you don't spring it that means you'll have to
    We've heard your repertoire and at the final bar
    We greeted you we greeted you with wild applause
    Oh but what a great ovation your interpretation
    Bah beh dooh boh deeh beh deh beh boh boh beeh leh deh
    Beeh deeh beeh boh boh beh eeh deeh dah dah dah noh
    Mister Paganini now don't you be a meanie
    What have you up your sleeve come on and spring it
    And if you don't spring it that means you'll have to swing it

    Adeola Gbadamosi

    Nancy Lee thank you so much for the lyrics i listened to this with my dad at 7years old now I'm 57! The power of great music!

    ronald olson

    What Treasures.

  5. Stooben Stitt

    3:30 moose the mooche quote

  6. Ilania Abileah

    Just love this

  7. Jennie Colabatistto

    she's awesome

  8. Lottalox

    6 people don't know what great jazz is.

    Adeola Gbadamosi

    Lottalox my late Dad played this over and over I treasure this record so much! Ella!

    Nacho Mamma

    They wouldn't know great jazz if it flew from their butts in glittery rainbows! Ella Fitzgerald had one of the most beautiful voices of her era! It's nearly flawless.

  9. Samy

    Nothing on Nikki's version

    AintThat SomeShit

    @Samy Samos Sorry, dude - can't let that ride - HAVE to say it. Nikki whoever has absolutely NOTHING on Ella Fitzgerald. Come on now, young blood.

  10. Houston we have a problem Band

    She was fugly

  11. Bec Howard

    Man i love this woman… class act!

  12. Seahurst25

    Is this her 1952 recording of the song? She has recorded the song several times. This is the best version..

  13. littlemayqueen

    i love the chaka khan and natalie cole version of this song...it's really good

  14. izeda adezidé

    Mr paganini, was the name of the street I was living in Paris, at the time I didn't know that song and I was not musician ...

    LemonedIScream13

    a little historical fact: they named it rue paganini because the real maestro paganini used to held a charity concert where Paris was stricken by cholera epidemic in 1832

  15. Luna Nightingale

    Currently learning this amazing song for my jazz gigs x

  16. Patrick Proctor

    You can learn how. I'm a living example of that. I'm a computer science major taking lessons with university staff on the side who keep asking why I don't change majors, and believe me I was sounding like crap when I first got here.

  17. prothobs

    Awww, come on! Ella is great, but so are lots of others!

  18. Zurkin Chkonia

    Braiden brought me here

  19. Marianne Poon

    Amazing talent. Ella's voice is so wonderful. AND, it's nice to hear a song that's not about relationships! Just a girl pining over love...

  20. MGNZAL

    wish i could sing this like this

  21. lizisback12

    I learning this song on piano:)

  22. diddywahdaddy

    Her singing is out of this world...

  23. rilynch37

    Nikki Yanofsky's version is also pretty good!

  24. elrynx2

    @forvee03

    Thanks for sharing that.

  25. Matza Ball

    @frammyxx bonjour

  26. frammyxx

    celine dion sings this sooooooooooooo good!

  27. Jocelyne Yendall

    What year was this recorded? I have another version of this song, recorded 1936... this sounds later. (and better!)

  28. msirishlithuanian

    She is simply amazing.

  29. Doug Bentsen

    We used to play this on the jukebox endlessly at The Pub at the Univ of Wisconsin in 1962. Loved this.

  30. dzumara

    choose 720p for better audio..