(w) Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton (m) John Green (I) in U.S.A. Revue Three’s a Crowd by Libby Holman (P) Paul Whiteman Orchestra, Jack Fulton voc. No. 1 chart record (CR) Ruth Etting. (R) 1939 Coleman Hawkins Grammy Hall of Fame (R) 1947 film Body and Soul (CR) Billie Holiday (CR) Frank Sinatra
My heart is sad and lonely for you I sigh, for you dear only
Why haven’t you seen it? I’m all for you body and soul.
I spend my days in longing and wond’ring why
It’s me you’re wronging.
I tell you I mean it, I’m all for you body and soul.
I can’t believe it, it’s hard to conceive it,
That you’d turn away romance. Are you pretending?
It looks like the ending unless I could have one more chance
To prove, dear, my life a wreck you’re making.
You know I’m yours for just the taking.
I’d gladly surrender myself to you body and soul.