The Beat of My Heart

Beat-of-My-Heart

PROFILE
Composer Harold Spina
Lyricist Johnny Burke
Year Written 1934
About The Beat of My Heart “The Beat of My Heart” was written for a 1934 short film with Ben Pollack and His Orchestra in a nightclub setting.

Lyrics

Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat

Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat

Trampin’ feet
With traffic meet
And fill the street
With boomin’ and zoomin’ and rhythm
With the merrily beat of my heart

Birds that sing
and bells that ring
their voices bring
the rollicky’ frollicky’ tempo
of the dancing beat of my heart

It all began
The day you smiled at me
In such a charming way

Need I further say:
Because of you
The world is filled with music

Rumblin’ trains and roarin’ planes
Their noise contains
The clickety clackety drummin’
From the hummin’ beat of my heart

(unintelligible) hours
(unintelligible) powers
thundershowers that pitter and patter
are sounding to the poundin’ beat of my heart

And since you’re mine
My love song needs another line
With word ‘divine’

That your name will rhyme with
While I sing in time with
Every thumpin’ bumpin’ beat of my heart
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net]

(scatting)
The beat of my heart

(scatting)
The beat of my heart

It all began
The day you smiled at me
In such a charming way

Need I further say:
Because of you
The world is filled with music

Rumblin’ trains and roarin’ planes
Their noise contains
The clickety clackety drummin’
From the hummin’ beat of my heart

(unintelligible) hours
(unintelligible) powers
thundershowers that pitter and patter
are sounding to the poundin’ beat of my heart

And since you’re mine
My love song needs another line
With word ‘divine’

That your name will rhyme with
While I sing in time with
Every thumpin’ bumpin’ beat of my heart

Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat

Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat

Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat

Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat
Listen to the beat

Session / Album Information

1957

This song was recorded on June 27, 1957 and released in 1957 on the album The Beat of My Heart. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.


This recording released on:

  • 1957:  Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1079 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • Pacific LP 12″: — Just One Of Those Things [Australia]
  • 1957: Philips LP 12″: BBL 7219 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • 1958:  Columbia 45: 4-41157
  • 1969:  Harmony LP 12″: HS 11340 — Just One Of Those Things
  • 1970:  Hallmark LP 12″: SHM 646 — Just One Of Those Things [UK]
  • 1987:  CBS LP 12″: 4504651 — Jazz (UK)
  • 1987:  Columbia LP 12″: C2 40424 — Jazz
  • 1987:  Columbia CD: CGK 40424 — Jazz
  • 1997:  Columbia CD: CK 66502 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • 1998:  Columbia CD: CK 65049 — This Is Jazz #33
  • 2005: Columbia CD: 94299 — Jazz Moods: Cool
  • 2008: Not Now Music CD: NOT3CD010 — Three Original Hit Albums [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #11 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK11) The Beat of My Heart

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