Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye

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PROFILE
Songwriters Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Ted Fiorito, Dan Russo
Year Written 1922
About Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye
This song is best known by it appearance in The Jazz Singer, the first “talking picture” that revolutionized Hollywood filmmaking overnight. “Toot, Toot Tootsie” was sung by Al Jolson, playing the role of a young jazz singer known as Jack Robin nee Jakie Rabinowitz.

Lyrics

Toot, toot, Tootsie, good-bye!
Toot, toot, Tootsie, don’t cry
The choo choo train that takes me
Away from you no words can tell how sad it makes me
Kiss me, Tootsie, and then
Do it over again, watch for the mail, I’ll never fail
If you don’t get a letter then you’ll know I’m in jail
Toot, toot, Tootsie don’t cry
Toot, toot, Tootsie, good-bye

Toot, toot, Tootsie, good-bye!
Toot, toot, Tootsie, don’t cry
The choo choo train that takes me
Away from you no words can tell how sad it makes me
Kiss me, Tootsie, and then
Do it over again, watch for the mail, I’ll never fail
If you don’t get a letter then you’ll know I’m in jail
Toot, toot, Tootsie don’t cry
Toot, toot, Tootsie, good-bye

Session / Album Information

1961

“Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye” was recorded on April 5, 1961 and released in 1961 on the album My Heart Sings. It was arranged by Ralph Burns.

This recording released on:

  • 1961: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8458 — My Heart Sings
  • 1961: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1658 — My Heart Sings
  • 1961: Philips LP 12″ (Mono): BBL 7495 — My Heart Sings (UK)
  • 1961: Columbia 45: 4-42003
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5245 — My Heart Sings [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #20 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK20) My Heart Sings

1962

“Toot, Toot, Tootsie” was recorded live at Tony Bennett’s concert at Carnegie Hall on June 9, 1962, but was not released until 1997 on the album Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall: Complete Concert. Ralph Sharon arranged the song.

This recording released on:

  • 1997: Columbia CD: C2K 64609 — At Carnegie Hall June 9, 1962: Complete Concert
  • 2011: Disc #25 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK24) Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall

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