How Long Has This Been Going On? (Fitzgerald Ella)

'Neath the stars, at bazaars Often I've had to caress men Five or ten, dollars then, I'd collect from all those yes-men Don't be sad, I must add, that they meant no more than chess-men Darling, can't you see? 'Twas for charity? Though these lips have made slips, it was never really serious Who'd have thought, I'd be brought to a state that's so delirious? I could cry salty tears Where have I been all these years? Little wow, tell me now How long has this been goin' on? There were chills up my spine And some thrills I can't define Listen sweet, I repeat How long has this been goin' on? Oh, I feel that I could melt Into heaven I'm hurled I know how Columbus felt Finding another world Kiss me once, then once more What a dunce I was before What a break, for heaven's sake How long has this been goin' on? [spoken] Kiss me twice, once more, thrice, make it four What a break, for heaven's sake How long has this been goin' on?