Blue and Sentimental

Kay Starr with Louis Armstrong and Tony Bennett on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

Kay Starr with Louis Armstrong and Tony Bennett on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show


PROFILE
Songwriters Count Basie, Jerry Livingtson, Mack David
Year Written 1938
About Blue and Sentimental
This song was initially recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra in 1938. It has since been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Mel Tormé.

Lyrics

If you don’t want me,
Why do you haunt me
Keep me feeling

Blue and sentimental
My dreams are blue dreams,
Just won’t come true dreams I find

Blue And sentimental
I can’t forget you
My heart won’t let you
Out of my mind

It rains all the time
Since you said good-bye
The skies and my eyes
And my heart all cry

Blue And sentimental
If you don’t want me
Why do you haunt me and
Keep me feeling
Blue and sentimental

It rains all the time
Since you said good-bye
The skies and my eyes and my heart all cry

Blue and sentimental
If you don’t want me
Why do you haunt me and
Keep me feeling
Blue and sentimental

Session / Album Information

2001

“Blue and Sentimental,” a duet with Kay Starr, was recorded in May, 2001 and released that same year on Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues. The vocals were arranged by Rob Mathes.

This recording released on:

  • 2001: Columbia CD: CK 85833 — Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues
  • 2011: Disc #67 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK65) Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues

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