Remind Me

Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields

Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields


PROFILE
Composer Jerome Kern
Lyricist Dorothy Fields
Year Written 1940
About Remind Me
“Remind Me” was written for 1940 movie musical One Night In the Tropics, starring Abbott and Costello. The song wasn’t used well and was not immediately successful. Mabel Mercer recorded it towards the end of the 1940s and it is now considered one of the popular standards. It has also been recorded by Jeri Southern and Nina Simone.

Lyrics

Turn off that charm
I’m through with love for awhile
I’m through and yet, you have a fabulous smile
So if I forget

Remind me
Not to find you so attractive
Remind me
That the world is full of men

When I start to miss you
To touch your hand
To kiss you
Remind me
To count to ten

I had a feeling when I met you
You’d drive me crazy if I let you
But all my efforts to forget you
Remind me I’m in love again

I get my heart, well in hand, and I’m certain
That I can take you, or leave you alone
Then you begin that beguine again
And boom, I give in, again
I have a will made of steel, my friend
But when it seems about to bend

Remind me
Not to mention that I love you
Remind me
To be sorry that we met

Although I adore you
Remind me to ignore you
You’re one thing I will regret

So when your charm begins to blind me
I’ll simply tie my hands behind me
Don’t let me kiss you please, remind me
Unless, my darling, you forget

Session / Album Information

1971

“Remind Me” was recorded on October 1, 1971 and released the following year on the album With Love. It was arranged by Robert Farnon.

This recording released on:

  • 1972: Columbia LP 12″: KC 31460 — With Love
  • 1972: Columbia LP 12″: CBS-64849 — With Love (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #44 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK43) With Love

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