Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (song)

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Cheek to Cheek Deluxe Edition artwork
Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Cole Porter
Length 3:10

Cheek to Cheek track listing

"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" is a song with lyrics and music by Cole Porter, published by Cahappell & Company. It was introduced in 1944 in Billy Rose's musical revue, Seven Lively Arts. In 2010 at The Oak Room, Lady Gaga covered Ella Fitzgerald's rendition of the song, as performed during Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.

The song was recorded by Lady Gaga as a solo song from her and Tony Bennett's jazz collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek.


Dates Location City Globe-green
Sep 29 The Oak Room New York City, NY Us
June 16 Frank Sinatra School of the Arts New York City, NY Us
Sep 22 Grand Place Brussels Be
June 23 The Rainbow Room at SixtyFive Bar New York City, NY Us


We love each other so deeply
That I ask you this, sweetheart
Why should we quarrel ever?
Why can't we be enough clever? Never to part

Ev'ry time we say goodbye
I die a little
Ev'ry time we say goodbye
I wonder why a little

Why the gods above me?
Who must be in the know?
Think so little of me
They allow you to go

When you're near
There's such an air
Of spring about it
I can hear a lark somewhere

Begin to sing about it
There's no love song finer
But how strange the change
From major to minor

Ev'ry time we say goodbye
Ev'ry time we say goodbye


Writer and composer Cole Porter
Brian Newman's Quintet
Trumpet Brian Newman
Piano Alex Smith
Drums Paul Francis
Bass Scott Ritchie
Saxophone Steven Kortyka
Arrangment Alex Smith
Publishing Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

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