Dear Ella (Dee Dee Bridgewater)

Dear Ella Our Special First Lady of Song You gave your best for so long This is true Dear Ella we're all so glad You answered the call For it is certain that your music Will always stand tall Your blessing to all Dear Ella The soul in your songs And heart we can feel Such feeling, emotion Such beauty of phrase Each time You brought joy to so many With sounds of the music sublime You started so early and Made it so fun With hard work and talent You became number one With your bearing so regal Your voice strong and true You gave us a standard Met only by a few Dear Ella We'll always remember Your love and good will We treasure the place In our hearts that you fill We love you We thank you For all that you are Ella... in our hearts You are a true Shining star... Dear Ella.