My One And Only
Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics


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My one and only,
What am I gonna do if you turn me down
When I`m so crazy over you?

I`d be so lonely
Where am I gonna go if you turn me down
Why blacken all my skies of blue?
I tell you, I`m not asking any miracle
It can be done, it can be done
I know a clergyman who will grow lyrical
And make us one, and make us one

So, my one and only
There isn`t a reason why you should turn me down
When I`m so crazy over you

I tell you, I`m not asking any miracle
It can be done, it can be done
I know a clergyman who will grow lyrical
And make us one, and make us one

So, my one and only
There isn`t a reason why you should turn me down
When I`m so crazy over you





Oh, I`m so crazy over you

Overall Meaning

In this song, Ella Fitzgerald is expressing her deep love and devotion to her significant other, her "one and only." She is afraid that if he were to reject her love, she would be left alone and with a broken heart. The song takes on a slightly desperate tone, with Ella asking what she would do and where she would go if she were rejected. However, she also remains hopeful, believing that they can be together and that their love can be made official through marriage.


The line "I know a clergyman who will grow lyrical" suggests that Ella has already thought about their future and has made arrangements for them to get married. She is confident that their love is strong enough to withstand any obstacles, and she is ready for them to be together forever. Overall, the song is a heartfelt plea for her "one and only" to reciprocate her feelings and choose her as his partner.


Line by Line Meaning

My one and only,
You are my one and only love and I am completely devoted to you.


What am I gonna do if you turn me down
I am afraid of rejection and I do not know how to handle it if you reject me.


When I`m so crazy over you?
I am deeply in love with you and cannot imagine being without you, which is why the thought of you rejecting me hurts me so much.


I`d be so lonely
If you reject me, I will feel incredibly alone and lost without you in my life.


Where am I gonna go if you turn me down
I do not know where to turn or what to do with myself if you do not reciprocate my feelings.


Why blacken all my skies of blue?
My life will feel gloomy and dark without you, and I do not want to experience that pain.


I tell you, I`m not asking any miracle
I am not expecting anything impossible or beyond reason, just the chance to be with you.


It can be done, it can be done
I believe that us being together is within the realm of possibility and I want to make it happen.


I know a clergyman who will grow lyrical
I have a plan to make our relationship official and get married, and I know a clergyman who can perform the ceremony.


And make us one, and make us one
By performing the marriage ceremony, the clergyman will make us into a united couple and solidify our love for each other.


There isn`t a reason why you should turn me down
I believe that we are meant to be together and see no reason why you should not feel the same way.


Oh, I`m so crazy over you
I am head over heels in love with you and cannot imagine my life without you in it.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

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Sofia Bakhromi

My one and only,
What am I gonna do if you turn me down
When I`m so crazy over you?

I`d be so lonely
Where am I gonna go if you turn me down
Why blacken all my skies of blue?

I tell you, I`m not asking any miracle
It can be done, it can be done
I know a clergyman who will grow lyrical
And make us one, and make us one

So, my one and only
There isn`t a reason why you should turn me down
When I`m so crazy over you

I tell you, I`m not asking any miracle
It can be done, it can be done
I know a clergyman who will grow lyrical
And make us one, and make us one

So, my one and only
There isn`t a reason why you should turn me down
When I`m so crazy over you

Oh, I`m so crazy over you

Anjuli McDonald

No one sings like the First Lady of Song! Particularly love her version of "Laura"!

Kathy Thompson

Who's the pianist?

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