Call Me Irresponsible

Call Me Irresponsible sheet music
Composer Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist Sammy Cahn
Year Written 1962
About Call Me Irresponsible
“Call Me Irresponsible” was written for Fred Astaire to sing in the movie Papa’s Delicate Condition. However, due to contractual obligations, the role went to Jackie Gleason, who introduced the song. “Call Me Irresponsible” won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song.


Call me irresponsible
Call me unreliable
Throw in undependable too

Do my foolish alibis bore you,
Well I’m not too clever

I just adore you
Call me unpredictable
Tell me I’m impractical,
Rainbows I’m inclined to pursue

Call me irresponsible
Yes I’m unreliable,
But it’s undeniably true
I’m irresponsibly mad for you

Session / Album Information


“Call Me Irresponsible” was recorded in June 1992 and was released that year on Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

Call Me Irresponsible

Listen to Call Me Irresponsible on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1992.

This recording released on:

  • 1992: Columbia CD: CK 52965 — Perfectly Frank
  • 1992: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6565 — Perfectly Frank [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #58 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK57) Perfectly Frank

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