Way back, take a look, she would cook When they were stompin' at the Savoy She would blow, and they would dance, don't you know ? It was an uptown kind a show
Cool notes and melodies, harmonies She sang the song of the universe She can make a joyful noise up to heaven And call the angels down to the earth
From jazz, to swing, to be-bop She kept the spirit alive For Bo, Duke, Dizzy, and Miles She spoke her mind She's Ellamental to the art She spoke her mind She's Ellamental to the art
Too hot, until the dawn she sang on When joints were jumpin' and jive was in Bodies movin' back and forth to the rhythm Ever since Ella first did her thing
From jazz, to swing to be-bop She brought emotions and moves She kept the spirit alive. She spoke her mind
Act like ya know, Oh! Was it the smooth tones that was so much like butter Oh Ella was singin' just like no other singer Cause you know I be the funky bringer of the new style because I be the wild child. Listenin' to hip-hop, listening to be-bop and jazz Ella made you move that ass Sensation for the people, insperation for the sisters and brothers Smooth jazz for the midnight lovers Savoy was the spot for shakin' on your rump and Ella made it hoppin' Got the joint jumpin', remembering you 'til the dawn Because Ella your memory goes on
She spoke her mind (yeah...and it just don't stop) She's Ellamental to the art (the memory goes on and on...'cause it just don't stop) She spoke her mind (...yeah..jazz to the bebop) She's Ellamental to the art She spoke her mind..(yeah...much love...) She spoke her mind...