That Old Black Magic
Star Spangled Rhythm, (1942)
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That Old Black Magic
Johnny Mercer (w), Harold Arlen (m)
Star Spangled Rhythm, 1942
That old black magic has me in it's spell.
That old black magic that you weave so well.
Those icy fingers up and down my spine.
The same old witchcraft when you eyes meet mine.
The same old tingle that I feel inside
And then that elevator starts its ride
And down and down I go,
'Round and 'round I go
Like a leaf that's caught in the tide.
I should stay away but what can I do
I hear your name and I'm a flame,
A flame with such a burning desire
That only your kiss can put out the fire.
For you're the lover I have waited for.
The mate that fate had me created for
And ev'ry time your lips meet mine
Darling down and down I go,
'Round and 'round I go
In a spin, loving the spin I'm in
Under that old black magic called love!
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Spike Jones & His City SlickersRCA Victor20-1895A
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Buddy Morrow & His OrchestraRCA Victor20-4451
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07/17/1942Charlie Barnet & His OrchestraDecca18541-A71098
07/23/1942Horace Heidt's Musical KnightsColumbia36670CCO4284
07/26/1942Judy GarlandDecca18540-AL3142
07/31/1942Freddie SlackCapitol126CAP70
01/31/1944Larry Adler / John KirbyDecca2367471725
05/04/1944Fred WaringDecca2921872067
02/28/1945Jimmy Savo / CamarataDecca2341572755
07/27/1954Erroll Garner TrioMercury70649Y10832
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