Carmen McRae / How Long Has This Been Going On

‘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 caught in a state that’s so delirious?

I could cry
Salty tears
Where have i been all these years
Listen you, tell me do
How long has this been going on?

What a kick
How I buzz
Boy, you click like no one does
Listen sweet, i repeat
How long has this been going on?

Dear, when in your arms I creep
That divine rendezvous
Don’t wake me if i’m asleep
Let me dream that it’s true

Kiss me once, kiss me twice
Then once more, that makes thrice
Come on lets make it four

What a break, for heaven’s sake
How long has this been going on?

What a break, for heaven’s sake
How long has this been going on?