Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics


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I don't go out walking
I ain't for no talking
My baby's done left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'
If I had been scheming
Instead of just dreaming
He'd never have left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'

Sittin all day without holding my baby
Makes me so blue and sad
If he don't hurry and come back
It's a cinch to drive me mad
Now if I don't find him
I hope you'll remind him
That I'm staying where he left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'

All day
Don't go out a walking
And I for no talking
My baby's done left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'

All day
If I had been scheming
Instead of just dreaming
He'd never have left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'
Sittin all day without holding my baby

I miss my lonely papa
If he don't hurry and come back
It's a cinch to, I'll blow my toppa
Now if I don't find him
I hope you'll remind him
That I'm staying where he left me
Just a sittin' and a rockin'

Rockin' and a sittin'




Sittin' and a rockin'
All day

Overall Meaning

In Ella Fitzgerald's song "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'," the lyrics describe the singer's feelings of loneliness and heartache after her lover has left her. She expresses her sadness and frustration with her current state, sitting and rocking all day without her companion. The use of the repetitive action of sitting and rocking reinforces her feelings of being stuck and unable to move on without her love.


The lyrics also touch on the idea of regret, as she realizes that if she had put more effort into her relationship, her lover may not have left her. The line "If I had been scheming, instead of just dreaming" suggests that her lack of effort may have led to the demise of their relationship. Despite her sadness, the singer is steadfast in her commitment to remain where her lover left her, hoping that he will return to her.


Overall, the lyrics of "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" paint a picture of a woman who is heartbroken and alone, longing for the return of her lover. They demonstrate the power of love and the pain that comes with its absence.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't go out walking
I'm not interested in going for a walk


I ain't for no talking
I don't feel like talking to anyone


My baby's done left me
My lover has left me


Just a sittin' and a rockin'
All I can do is sit and rock myself


If I had been scheming
If I had been more cunning or devious


Instead of just dreaming
Instead of just fantasizing or wishing


He'd never have left me
My lover would not have left me


Sittin all day without holding my baby
Spending the whole day without being close to my lover


Makes me so blue and sad
It makes me feel very depressed


If he don't hurry and come back
If my lover does not return soon


It's a cinch to drive me mad
It's almost guaranteed to make me crazy


Now if I don't find him
If I don't locate my lover


I hope you'll remind him
Please make sure to tell my lover


That I'm staying where he left me
That I won't leave the place where my lover abandoned me


All day
Throughout the whole day


I miss my lonely papa
I miss my lost lover


It's a cinch to, I'll blow my toppa
It's very likely that I'll lose control and go crazy


Rockin' and a sittin'
Rocking back and forth while sitting down


Sittin' and a rockin'
Sitting down and rocking back and forth


All day
Throughout the whole day




Lyrics © Reservoir One Music, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: DUKE ELLINGTON, LEONARD GAINES, BILLY STRAYHORN

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