Hear Me Talkin' to Ya
Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics


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Ramblin' man makes no change in me
I'm going to ramble back to my used-to-be
Aww, you hear me talkin' to ya
I don't bite my tongue
You wanna be my man?
You gotta fetch it with you when you come

Eve and Adam in a garden takin' a chance
Adam didn't take time to get his pants
Aww, you hear me talkin' to ya
I don't bite my tongue
You wanna be my man?
You gotta fetch it with ya when you come

I don't care whether they're old or young
When the chips were down, they have trouble along
I guess you hear me talkin' to ya
I don't bite my tongue
You wanna be my man?
You gotta fetch it with ya when you come

Hello sayin' true give me 6 0 9
What takes gettin' in these
His or mine?
Hear me talkin' to ya
I don't bite my tongue




You wanna be my man?
You gotta fetch it with you when you come

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Ella Fitzgerald's song 'Hear Me Talkin' to Ya' explore the themes of independence, self-assurance, and confidence in relationships. The song begins with the singer declaring that a 'ramblin' man' has made no change in her, and that she is going back to her 'used-to-be', indicating a sense of comfort and familiarity in the past. She reinforces her assertive personality, insisting that she does not hesitate to speak her mind, and that anyone who wants to be her man must bring something of value with them.


The second verse of the song presents a biblical reference to Adam and Eve, with the singer commenting on Adam's lack of preparation for leaving the garden of Eden. This anecdote further reinforces the singer's sense of confidence and independence. She is not one to wait for others to lead her, but rather takes charge in any situation.


The bridge consists of a playful exchange between the singer and an unknown party, discussing a set of numbers and the ownership of various items. The end of the song restates the importance of being forthright and self-assured in a relationship, reiterating the idea that the singer does not bite her tongue and that any potential partner must bring their best qualities to the table.


Overall, the lyrics of 'Hear Me Talkin' to Ya' convey an image of a strong, empowered woman who knows what she wants and is unafraid to claim it. The use of biblical references and playful banter in the lyrics adds an extra layer of depth and intrigue to the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Ramblin' man makes no change in me
The fact that a man is always traveling has no impact on me


I'm going to ramble back to my used-to-be
I'll go back to where I came from


Aww, you hear me talkin' to ya
Listen to what I'm saying


I don't bite my tongue
I speak my mind


You wanna be my man? You gotta fetch it with you when you come
If you want to be with me, be prepared to bring what's needed


Eve and Adam in a garden takin' a chance Adam didn't take time to get his pants
Even in the beginning, people made mistakes


I don't care whether they're old or young When the chips were down, they have trouble along
Age doesn't matter when it comes to problems


I guess you hear me talkin' to ya
I hope you understand what I'm saying


Hello sayin' true give me 6 0 9 What takes gettin' in these His or mine?
Asking about a dispute over something




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: LOUIS ARMSTRONG

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Ramblin' man makes no change in me
I'm going to ramble back to my used-to-be
Aww, you hear me talkin' to ya
I don't bite my tongue
You wanna be my man?
You gotta fetch it with you when you come

Eve and Adam in a garden takin' a chance
Adam didn't take time to get his pants
Aww, you hear me talkin' to ya
I don't bite my tongue
You wanna be my man?
You gotta fetch it with ya when you come

I don't care whether they're old or young
When the chips were down, they have trouble along
I guess you hear me talkin' to ya
I don't bite my tongue
You wanna be my man?
You gotta fetch it with ya when you come

Hello sayin' true give me 6 0 9
What takes gettin' in these
His or mine?
Hear me talkin' to ya
I don't bite my tongue
You wanna be my man?
You gotta fetch it with you when you come

Alex Bassett

*Hello central give me 6 0 9

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