I've Got A Crush On You
Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics


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How glad the many millions
Of Timothy's and William's
Would be, to capture me
But you had such persistence
You wore down my resistance
I fell, and it was swell
You're my big and brave and handsome Romeo
How I won you I shall never, never know
It's not that you're attractive
But oh, my heart grew active
When you came into view

I've got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All the day and nighttime, hear me sigh
I never had the least notion
That I could fall with such emotion
Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage we could share
The world will pardon my mush
'Cause I've got a crush, my baby, on you

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage we could share




The world will pardon my mush
'Cause I've got a crush, my baby, on you

Overall Meaning

The song "I've Got a Crush On You" by Ella Fitzgerald is a love song that expresses the feelings of a person who has fallen in love with an individual who is not particularly attractive but has captured their heart. The lyrics start with a reference to the many people named Timothy and William who would like to win over the singer's affection, but it is the persistence of the one who captured their love that made it possible for them to fall in love. The song continues with a declaration of love and a desire to have a romantic relationship, ending with the question whether the person being sung to could share a little cottage and a promise that the world will pardon the mush that comes with a crush.


This song is often interpreted as a romantic and emotional love song, where the singer is in awe of the person they are singing to. The song expresses the desire of the singer to be with the person they are singing to and to share a little cottage with them. However, the song also portrays the inner struggle of the singer as they try to explain why they have a crush on this person despite their outward appearance, making it a thoughtful and insightful song.


Line by Line Meaning

How glad the many millions Of Timothy's and William's Would be, to capture me
There may be millions who would love to date me, but you were persistent in pursuing me.


But you had such persistence You wore down my resistance I fell, and it was swell
Your persistence paid off as I fell for you and it was a happy feeling.


You're my big and brave and handsome Romeo How I won you I shall never, never know
You are my strong and courageous lover, but I don't know how I managed to win your love.


It's not that you're attractive But oh, my heart grew active When you came into view
It's not just your looks, but my heart felt alive when I saw you.


I've got a crush on you, sweetie pie All the day and nighttime, hear me sigh I never had the least notion That I could fall with such emotion
I have a crush on you and can't stop thinking about you. I never thought I could fall so deeply in love with someone.


Could you coo, could you care For a cunning cottage we could share The world will pardon my mush 'Cause I've got a crush, my baby, on you
Would you be interested in sharing a cozy cottage with me? People may judge my romantic feelings for you, but it doesn't matter because I have a crush on you, my love.




Lyrics © TuneCore Inc., Kanjian Music, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

S1ck

Hmmmmm I've got a crush on someone. Guess who
I've got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All day and night time hear me sigh
I never had the least notion that
I could fall with so much emotion

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage we could share
The world will pardon my mush
'Cause I've got a crush my baby on you

How glad the million laddies from millionaires to caddies
Would be to capture me
But you had such persistence, you wore down my resistance
I fell and it was swell

You're my big and brave and handsome Romeo
How I won you I shall never never know
It's not that you're attractive
But, oh, my heart grew active
When you came into view

I've got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All the day and night-time hear me sigh
I never had the least notion that
I could fall with so much emotion

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage
we could share
The world will pardon my mush
'Cause I have got a crush, my baby, on you



All comments from YouTube:

I'm not gonna lie to you

She's always talking about loving not atractive people, so good to hear a act who sings about real feeling and not just about the looks. Ella is the best!

Thang Vuong

Voice sweet as honey,crystal clear diction, beautiful phrasing, impeccable timing, tremendous range, vocally agile, Ella Fitzgerald is one of the greatest recording artist in music history.

willmercury

So well said. Ella was exquisite.

PrestigeNoob

Thank was beautiful. You wrote exactly what I felt, talent. Beautiful talent. Thank you so much. I'm glad that you adore her as much as I.

nomnom yam

Exactly what you said, she is the best

Xyon Peculiar

She is among the most underrated vocalists of all time.

S1ck

Hmmmmm I've got a crush on someone. Guess who
I've got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All day and night time hear me sigh
I never had the least notion that
I could fall with so much emotion

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage we could share
The world will pardon my mush
'Cause I've got a crush my baby on you

How glad the million laddies from millionaires to caddies
Would be to capture me
But you had such persistence, you wore down my resistance
I fell and it was swell

You're my big and brave and handsome Romeo
How I won you I shall never never know
It's not that you're attractive
But, oh, my heart grew active
When you came into view

I've got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All the day and night-time hear me sigh
I never had the least notion that
I could fall with so much emotion

Could you coo, could you care
For a cunning cottage
we could share
The world will pardon my mush
'Cause I have got a crush, my baby, on you

Robert Lee

Ella's voice is like a warm summer breeze.

catfish336699

this great woman was truely a gift to humanity. she defined talent.

Miss Dee

Has there ever been a voice more pure?

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