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Now we`ll say till something do us part

That old dad of mine ain`t got a heart

Any girl who`s out for pleasure

Thinks of marriage only at her leisure

As it is, they`ve got the horse behind the cart

When my pop said we must wed,

He kind of wowed me, still I`m read-y

But one thing must be clear

At this time

I`ll be hard to handle

I promise you that

And if you complain

Here`s one little Jane

Who`ll leave you flat

I`ll be hard to handle

What else can I be

I say with a shrug

I think you`re a mug

To marry me

When you first threw me a gander

I was willing to philander

But I never thought I`d have to be a bride

Now you`re gonna find tough sledding

I don`t want no shotgun wedding

I was only along for the ride

I`ll be hard to handle

I`m telling you plain

Just be a dear

and scram out of here

I`m gonna raise cain

I`ll be hard to handle

My bridges are burned

This wedding`s a gag

And you`re in the bag

Where I`m concerned

I`ll be hard to handle

When we`ve said, "I do"

See there`s no hope

I just got a dope

When I took you

I`ll be living my life in bed

But they always will be twin beds

And I warn you, you`ll be living like a monk

Our affair is now a past one

So don`t think you`ve pulled a fast one

Just remember, I think you`re a punk!

I`ll be hard to handle

I`m no ball and chain

I`ll find some means

To call the Marines

I`m gonna raise cain

Gonna raise cain

I`m telling you plain

I`m gonna raise cain

Release History

The Ella Fitzgerald song "I'll Be Hard To Handle" appears on the following albums:
The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books
02 November 1993

The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books

  1. All Through The Night (3:27)
  2. Ambulatory Suite: Promenade (Walking the Dog) / March of the Swiss / Fidgety Feet (7:10)
  3. Blues In The Night (7:10)
  4. Give It Back To The Indians (3:14)
  5. Have You Met Miss Jones? (4:01)
  6. I Love Paris (5:01)
  7. I'm Just A Lucky So & So (4:14)
  8. Just A-sittin' And A-rockin' (3:32)
  9. Let's Begin (3:00)
  10. Let's Face The Music & Dance (2:56)
  11. Looking For A Boy (3:08)
  12. Love Is Sweeping The Country (3:24)
  13. Rockin' In Rhythm (5:21)
  14. Suppertime (3:19)
  15. Too Marvelous For Words (2:29)
  16. When The Sun Comes Out (5:06)
  17. A Fine Romance (3:38)
  18. All Too Soon (4:24)
  19. Anything Goes (3:20)
  20. Come Rain Or Come Shine (3:24)
  21. Drop Me Off In Harlem (3:51)
  22. Early Autumn (3:14)
  23. How's Chances (2:49)
  24. Let's Fall In Love (3:10)
  25. Solitude (2:05)
  26. Ten Cents A Dance (4:06)
  27. The Preludes: Prelude 1 / Prelude 2 / Prelude 3 (instrumental) (6:30)
  28. They All Laughed (3:04)
  29. Treat Me Rough (3:54)
  30. You Do Something To Me (2:20)
  31. You're Laughing At Me (3:18)
  32. You Took Advantage Of Me (3:27)
  33. A Ship Without A Sail (4:07)
  34. All The Things You Are (3:16)
  35. As Long As I Live (2:50)
  36. Day Dream (3:59)
  37. Day Out (2:50)
  38. Everything But You (2:58)
  39. Heat Wave (2:23)
  40. Let Yourself Go (2:20)
  41. Love Is Here To Stay (3:12)
  42. Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today) (3:54)
  43. My Cousin In Milwaukee (3:11)
  44. Ridin' High (3:24)
  45. Rocks In My Bed (3:59)
  46. Sam And Delilah (3:16)
  47. Stormy Weather (5:17)
  48. There's A Small Hotel (2:50)
  49. Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea (2:16)
  50. But Not For Me (2:05)
  51. Caravan (3:53)
  52. Easy To Love (3:26)
  53. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe (3:28)
  54. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (4:05)
  55. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (2:54)
  56. I'll Be Hard To Handle (3:52)
  57. Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain) (3:30)
  58. Laura (3:46)
  59. Satin Doll (3:26)
  60. Slap That Bass (3:21)
  61. Somebody From Somewhere (3:09)
  62. To Keep My Love Alive (3:37)
  63. Too Darn Hot (3:38)
  64. You Can Have Him (3:47)
  65. A Foggy Day (3:35)
  66. Bli-blip (3:05)
  67. Dancing On The Ceiling (4:08)
  68. Ev'rything I've Got (3:18)
  69. In The Still Of The Night (2:39)
  70. Isn't It a Pity? (3:25)
  71. It's All Right With Me (3:19)
  72. It's Only A Paper Moon (2:32)
  73. My One And Only (3:15)
  74. My Shining Hour (4:03)
  75. Russian Lullaby (1:55)
  76. Sophisticated Lady (5:21)
  77. Take The "A" Train (6:39)
  78. You Couldn't Be Cuter (3:17)
  79. You Keep Coming Back Like A Song (3:36)
  80. Chelsea Bridge (3:26)
  81. Clap Yo' Hands (2:32)
  82. Hooray For Love (2:46)
  83. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues (4:14)
  84. I Could Write A Book (3:39)
  85. I Get A Kick Out Of You (4:02)
  86. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) (4:18)
  87. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (4:30)
  88. Puttin' On The Ritz (2:22)
  89. Reaching For The Moon (2:17)
  90. Shall We Dance? (3:08)
  91. She Didn't Say Yes (3:24)
  92. Skylark (3:12)
  93. The Lady Is A Tramp (3:08)
  94. The Man That Got Away (5:18)
  95. Why Can't You Behave? (5:08)
  96. Clementine (2:41)
  97. Do I Love You? (3:53)
  98. For You, For Me For Evermore (3:26)
  99. Get Thee Behind Me Satan (3:49)
  100. I'm Old Fashioned (3:30)
  101. (I've Got) Beginner's Luck (3:08)
  102. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (4:16)
  103. Love Walked In (3:51)
  104. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (3:55)
  105. Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald: Royal Ancestry / All Heart / Beyond Category / Total Jazz (16:19)
  106. Single-o (3:23)
  107. Slumming On Park Avenue (2:24)
  108. The Blue Room (2:29)
  109. This Time The Dream's On Me (2:57)
  110. What Is This Thing Called Love? (2:04)
  111. With A Song In My Heart (2:45)
  112. Alexander's Ragtime Band (2:42)
  113. Azure (2:23)
  114. I Didn't Know About You (4:13)
  115. (I'm) Always True To You In My Fashion (2:50)
  116. It Was Written In The Stars (5:08)
  117. Manhattan (2:50)
  118. My Funny Valentine (3:50)
  119. Oh, Lady Be Good ! (3:28)
  120. Remind Me (3:53)
  121. Something's Gotta Give (2:37)
  122. Stiff Upper Lip (2:54)
  123. That Old Black Magic (2:30)
  124. The E And D Blues (E For Ella D For Duke) (4:53)
  125. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) (2:30)
  126. You're The Top (3:45)
  127. You've Got What Gets Me (2:13)
  128. Bewitched (7:05)
  129. Boy Wanted (3:36)
  130. Get Happy (3:24)
  131. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (4:07)
  132. I'm Beginning To See The Light (2:44)
  133. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (3:01)
  134. I've Got The World On A String (3:46)
  135. Johnny One Note (2:16)
  136. Let's Do It (let's Fall In Love) (3:34)
  137. Love For Sale (5:55)
  138. Nice Work If You Can Get It (3:32)
  139. Rehearsal (10:10)
  140. The Way You Look Tonight (4:29)
  141. They Can't Take That Away From Me (3:07)
  142. Top Hat, White Tie, And Tails (2:40)
  143. Trav'lin' Light (3:51)
  144. Chelsea Bridge (alternate take) (3:38)
  145. Embraceable You (4:33)
  146. How About Me (3:18)
  147. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (5:10)
  148. I Wish I Were In Love Again (2:38)
  149. In A Sentimental Mood (2:45)
  150. It's De-lovely (2:42)
  151. Just One Of Those Things (3:09)
  152. Let's Take A Walk Around The Block (4:03)
  153. Lost In Meditation (3:28)
  154. Midnight Sun (4:52)
  155. Mountain Greenery (2:17)
  156. Now It Can Be Told (3:13)
  157. Strike Up The Band (2:37)
  158. Things Are Looking Up (3:03)
  159. Yesterdays (2:52)
  160. Always (3:07)
  161. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (2:49)
  162. Cheek To Cheek (5:54)
  163. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (5:03)
  164. Dream (3:01)
  165. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (3:33)
  166. I Can't Be Bothered Now (2:48)
  167. Ill Wind (3:56)
  168. Just Another Rhumba (5:35)
  169. Night & Day (3:11)
  170. Out Of This World (2:42)
  171. Perdido (6:15)
  172. Soon (2:45)
  173. Spring Is Here (3:37)
  174. Wait Till You See Her (1:32)
  175. Ac - Cent - Tchu - Ate The Positive (3:38)
  176. Ace In The Hole (1:58)
  177. All Of You (1:44)
  178. Boy! What Love Has Done To Me! (3:47)
  179. Cotton Tail (3:27)
  180. How Long Has This Been Going On? (3:48)
  181. I Remember You (3:41)
  182. I Used To Be Color Blind (2:33)
  183. I've Got A Crush On You (3:16)
  184. It Never Entered My Mind (4:04)
  185. It's A Lovely Day Today (2:29)
  186. Lover (3:19)
  187. Over The Rainbow (4:20)
  188. Prelude To A Kiss (5:30)
  189. Why Was I Born? (3:45)
  190. Begin The Beguine (3:39)
  191. Bidin' My Time (2:43)
  192. Change Partners (3:19)
  193. Ding - Dong! The Witch Is Dead (3:16)
  194. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (7:43)
  195. Fascinating Rhythm (3:22)
  196. Isn't It Romantic? (3:00)
  197. Lazy (2:40)
  198. Mood Indigo (3:22)
  199. S Wonderful (3:32)
  200. So In Love (3:52)
  201. This Can't Be Love (2:53)
  202. When A Woman Loves A Man (3:51)
  203. Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did (3:31)
  204. Funny Face (3:23)
  205. Get Out Of Town (3:22)
  206. Here In My Arms (1:52)
  207. How Deep Is The Ocean (3:10)
  208. I've Got You Under My Skin (2:45)
  209. In A Mellow Tone (5:08)
  210. No Strings (I'm Fancy Free) (3:04)
  211. Sing My Heart (2:45)
  212. The Man I Love (3:52)
  213. Thou Swell (2:07)
  214. All By Myself (2:29)
  215. Blue Moon (3:11)
  216. I Am In Love (4:05)
  217. I Concentrate On You (3:15)
  218. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (2:56)
  219. Let's Take a Walk Around the Block (alternate take) (3:58)
  220. Lorelei (3:19)
  221. Love You Madly (4:42)
  222. My Romance (3:42)
  223. Of Thee I Sing (Baby) (3:10)
  224. That Certain Feeling (3:02)
  225. Blue Skies (3:45)
  226. By Strauss (2:30)
  227. Don't Fence Me In (3:21)
  228. From This Moment On (3:30)
  229. Lush Life (3:41)
  230. My Heart Stood Still (3:06)
  231. Oh, So Nice (3:40)
  232. Remember (3:29)
  233. Sing My Heart (alternate take) (2:32)
  234. The Half Of It, Dearie Blues (3:49)
  235. Where Or When (2:47)
  236. I've Got Five Dollars (2:38)
  237. I Was Doing All Right (2:57)
  238. Let's Kiss And Make Up (3:50)
  239. Little Girl Blue (3:53)
  240. Someone To Watch Over Me (4:34)
  241. Squatty Roo (3:42)
  242. You're the Top (alternate take) (2:08)
  243. He Loves & She Loves (2:46)
  244. I Concentrate on You (alternate take) (3:00)
  245. I Got Rhythm (3:09)
  246. Lover (monaural) (3:15)
  247. The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag) (3:43)
  248. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (alternate take) (5:25)
  249. Somebody Loves Me (2:39)
  250. Who Cares? (3:05)
  251. Cheerful Little Earful (2:06)
  252. Oh, Lady, Be Good! (alternate take) (4:08)
  253. But Not for Me (alternate take) (2:04)

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

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