Fitzgerald, Ella - The Man That Got Away Lyrics




The night is bitter,
The stars have lost their glitter,
The winds grow colder,
And suddenly you're older
And all because of
The man that got away.

No more his eager call,
The writing's on the wall,
The dreams you dreamed have all
Gone astray.
The man that won you
Has run off and undone you.
That great beginning
Has seen it's final inning,
Don't know what happened
It's all a crazy game.

No more that all-time thrill
For you've been through the mill,
And never a new love will
Be the same.

Good riddance, good-bye.
Every trick of his you're on to -
But fools will be fools and where's he gone to?

The road gets rougher,
It's lonelier and tougher.
With hope you burn up,
Tomorrow he may turn up.
There's just no letup
The livelong night and day.

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman
Looking for the man that got away...

The road gets rougher,
It's lonelier and tougher.
With hope you burn up,
Tomorrow he may turn up.
There's just no letup
The livelong night and day.

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman
Looking for the man
The man that got away...

The man that got away...





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Fitzgerald, Ella The Man That Got Away Comments
  1. 1aikane

    Love Ella, but Judy Garland owns this song

  2. Marge Shilling

    I like this version-Ella is always good-and I like Barbra Streisand's-but this song will always belong to the great Ms. Garland.

  3. Marge Shilling

    I still prefer Judy's version, but this is different and stunning.

  4. Frank Cha

    I cant get this song out of my head,,started with listening and watching Megan Mullaly doing in Will and Grace,,a very painful so long,,I knew she was talented but the version done by her its right on the ranks with Judy and Ella..sorrow pain and farewell,,,wow

  5. HotWax93

    Pretty good, but Harold Arlen only composed the music. Ira Gershwin wrote the lyrics, so she could've easily included this on the Gershwin Songbook album.

  6. Angharad Keltik

    Miss Ella had an exquisite voice. Her sound, itself, was so melodic. Her phrasing and technique remain unparalleled.

  7. Larry Cox

    What would Helen Morgan have made of this song?

  8. katie g

    *instantly gets chills*

  9. ok okokok

    Have you ever heard a voice so beautiful it was almost unbearable? That is ELLA. WOW. WOW. WOW.

  10. Mario Saldana

    Don't forget the Mary Lou song by The Creative Force on utube

  11. bbbartolo

    She owns anything she sings. One of a kind.

  12. Sean Solis

    I love them both judy dose it in pain and anger ella dose it in sorrow

  13. Miss Dee

    Judy and Ella's voices always reminded me of each other.

  14. John P

    Judy Garland did it first, and got deeper inside it than Ella, but her voice was not Ella's equal. No one's voice is, nor will ever be.

    H. Calvert

    Ella? All bow down! 😔

  15. awwyeahme2

    what a voice!!

  16. Patrick Martinez

    Fantastic!!!!