You Go To My Head

You Go To My Head
PROFILE
Composer J. Fred Coots
Lyricist Haven Gillespie
Year Written 1938
About You Go To My Head
Written by the same songwriting team that gave us “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “You Go to My Head” is a well-respected popular song. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder called it “a phenomenon” and “a minor masterpiece.” Al Gioia in The Jazz Standards notes that “this song comes closer than any tune I know to capturing in musical form the feeling of losing control.”

Lyrics

You go to my head and you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning ’round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne
You go to my head like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought that you might give a thought to my plea
Cast a spell over me
Still I say to myself get a hold of yourself
Can’t you see that it never can be

You go to my head with a smile that makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes
Though I’m certain that this heart of mine
Hasn’t a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance
You go to my head
You go to my head

Session / Album Information

1957

This song was recorded on October 14, 1957, but was not released on the album The Beat of My Heart. It was included on the 1997 re-release on CD (Columbia CD: CK 66502). It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

You Go To My Head

You Go To My Head, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify

This recording released on:

  • 1997:  Columbia CD: CK 66502 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • 2011:  Disc #11 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK11) The Beat of My Heart

1992

“You Go To My Head” was recorded in June 1992 and was released that year on Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

You Go to My Head

You Go to My Head, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify

This recording released on:

  • 1992: Columbia CD: CK 52965 — Perfectly Frank
  • 1992: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6565 — Perfectly Frank [Japan]
  • 2007: Sony Music CD: 715320 — Tony Bennett Sings the Ultimate American Songbook, Vol. 1
  • 2011: Disc #58 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK57) Perfectly Frank

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