Maybe
Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics


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Maybe you'll think of me
When you are all alone
Maybe the one who is waiting for you will prove untrue
Then what will you do
Maybe you'll sit and sigh
Wishing that I were near, then
Maybe you'll ask me to come back again
And maybe I'll say maybe

May be you'll think of me
When you are all alone
Maybe the one who is waiting for you will prove untrue
Then what will you do
Maybe you'll sit and sigh
Wishing that I were near, then




Maybe you'll ask me to come back again
And maybe I'll say maybe

Overall Meaning

The song "Maybe" by Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis Larkins is a melancholic love song that tells the story of a person who wonders if their past lover will ever think of them again. The lyrics suggest that the person singing the song is reaching out to their ex-partner, reminding them that there is always the possibility that things may not work out with the person they are currently with. The lyrics are filled with "maybes" which reflect the uncertainty of the future and whether or not the two former lovers will ever be reunited.


The opening lines, "Maybe you'll think of me when you are all alone," sets the tone for the rest of the song. It gives the impression that the person singing is still hoping that their former partner still remembers them even though they are no longer together. The song paints a picture of a broken relationship with a sense of longing for something that may never return. The lyrics "Maybe you'll ask me to come back again, and maybe I'll say maybe" suggests that the person singing the song may not even want to come back, as they might be unsure about their feelings.


Overall, "Maybe" is a poignant song that captures the fleeting nature of love and relationships. It speaks to the universal experience of longing for something lost and the uncertainty of the future. The melody is simple but beautiful and the lyrics are timeless and relatable.


Line by Line Meaning

Maybe you'll think of me
Perhaps you will recall my memory


When you are all alone
During times of solitude and isolation


Maybe the one who is waiting for you will prove untrue
Perhaps the person you anticipate waiting for you is disloyal


Then what will you do
What course of action will you take?


Maybe you'll sit and sigh
You may just sit and lament


Wishing that I were near, then
Desiring my company in that moment


Maybe you'll ask me to come back again
Perhaps you will request for us to reunite


And maybe I'll say maybe
I may respond with uncertainty or hesitation




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, Songtrust Ave
Written by: RICHARD BARRETT

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Comments from YouTube:

Kristofer97

One of the best sounding versions of this song. Good highs and lows, and not too much noise in the background. Very good.

Dion Morgan

80yrs young..classic..heaven&earth will die..pass away,,but HIS WORD is forever.

lucinha belmonte

The great lady is not on this great version of this classic song.

Doug Carlson

lucinha belmonte, Exactly! Elle Fitzgerald is NOT singing on this!

Doug Carlson

lucinha belmonte The Elle Fitzgerald mistake is unfortunate because this is one of the highest quality versions I have located so far on YouTube.

TheGreatEllie125

Fallout 4 is the just the best with this song and "I don't want to set the world on fire"

Dio

I love this song. Im not here for fallout. Im here for the 50s. And good music.

Parminder Bhogal

There is no Ella Fitzgerald.

Ellis Hale

Jonas...I miss you so.

Carlo Salazar

Maybe.. maybe... tssssssshhhh war war never changes..

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