Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) Lyrics - Ella Fitzgerald

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Birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

In Spain, the best upper sets do it

Lithuanians and Latts do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

The Dutch in old Amsterdam do it
Not to mention the Fins
Folks in Siam do it - think of Siamese twins

Some Argentines, without means, do it
People say in Boston even beans do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

Romantic sponges, they say, do it
Oysters down in oyster bay do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

Cold Cape Cod clams, 'gainst their wish, do it
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Even lazy jellyfish, do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

Electric eels I might add do it
Though it shocks em I know
Why ask if shad do it - Waiter bring me
"shad roe"

In shallow shoals English soles do it
Goldfish in the privacy of bowls do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love


Transcribed (from the stated recording) by Todd Peach <todd@thepeaches.com>
Other verses I've seen in print follow:

In old Japan, all the Japs do it
Up in Lapland little Laps do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

The chimpanzees in the zoos do it
Some courageous kangaroos do it
Let's do it, let's
fall in love

I'm sure giraffes on the sly do it
Even eagles as they fly do it
Let's do it, let's fall
in love

Electric eels I might add do it
Though it shocks em I know
Why ask if shad do it - garcon de
"shad roe"

The world admits bears in pits do it
Even Pekingeses at the Ritz do it
Let's do it, let's
fall in love

The royal set sans regret did it
And they considered it fun
Marie Antoinette did it -
with or without Napoleon



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Nobody handles a lyric like Cole... | Reviewer: joan johnson | 1/18/14

I grew up listening to some wonderful music, courtesy of my Mother who loved a good lyric. When I heard "sentimental centipedes do it", I knew that Cole Porter was the master of them all.

Cole Porter | Reviewer: ERIC | 6/11/12

A brilliant, witty song, which managed to squeeze by the censors at a time when it was very, very risque. It must have given the censors headaches! A wonderful song, among the top Porter masterpieces. I also like Let's Misbehave, another gem.

The Best of Porter | Reviewer: Mel Welles | 5/28/07

In saying the best of Porter, I am, of course, saying the best of the best. I am 88 and have beena Porter devotee for 76 of those years, Although not on the same level as "Begin The Begin" o "Night and Day" "Let's Do It" has always been my favorite. It is magnificently clever. The 3 linnes starting with "In shallow shoals English soles do it" are Porter at his very best.

Absolutely Brilliant | Reviewer: Megan Hadden | 1/16/05

That's pretty much all I have to say about this song. Cole Porter was a great songwriter and I think this is one of his most brilliant songs. Does anyone, however, know where I can find a copy that says that people in Japan, chimpanzees in zoos, etc do it?



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