My Foolish Heart

My Foolish Heart
PROFILE
Composer Victor Young
Lyricist Ned Washington
Year Written 1949
About My Foolish Heart
“My Foolish Heart” was written for a widely-panned film of the same name, based on a J.D. Salinger short story. Time magazine excoriated the score: “nothing offsets the blight of such tear-splashed excesses as the bloop-bleep-bloop of a sentimental ballad on the soundtrack.”

Lyrics

The scene is set for dreaming
Love’s knocking at the door
But oh my heart, I’m reluctant to start
For we’ve been fooled before

The night is like a lovely tune
Beware, my foolish heart
How white the ever constant moon
Take care, my foolish heart

There’s a line between love and fascination
That’s hard to see on an evening such as this
For they both give the very same sensation
When you are lost in the magic of a kiss

Her lips are much too close to mine
Beware, my foolish heart
But should our eager lips combine
Then let the fire start

For this time, it isn’t fascination
Or a dream that will fade and fall apart
It’s love, this time it’s love, my foolish heart

For this time, it isn’t fascination
Or a dream that will fade and fall apart
It’s love, this time it’s love, my foolish heart

Session / Album Information

1958

“My Foolish Heart” was recorded on April 7, 1958 and released in 1958 on the album Long Ago and Far Away. It was arranged by Frank DeVol.

My Foolish Heart – 2011 Remaster

My Foolish Heart – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify

This recording also released on:

  • 2011: Disc #12 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK2) Long Ago and Far Away

1975

“My Foolish Heart” was recorded in June, 1975 and was released that year on The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album.

My Foolish Heart

My Foolish Heart, a song by Tony Bennett, Bill Evans on Spotify

This recording released on:

  • 1975: Fantasy LP 12″: F 9489 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 1984: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab LP 12″: MFSL-1-117 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 1991: Fantasy CD: OJCCD-439-2 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 1991: Columbia CD: CSK 4083 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett (Promo)
  • 1991: Columbia CD: C4K 46843 — Forty Years – The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1992: Fantasy/OJC CD: OJCCD 439 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 1993: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6641 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 2000: Fantasy CD: 204392 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 2001: JVC XRCD CD: JVCXR-020802 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2006: Fantasy CD: FCD-30177 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 2006: Concord CD: CCD-6023-2 — Tony Bennett Sings For Lovers
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #52 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK51) The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album
  • 2013: Columbia/Legacy – Sixty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett

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