Do It Again

Composer George Gershwin
Lyricist Buddy DeSylva
Year Written 1922
About Do It Again
George Gershwin was in a meeting with his publisher, Max Dreyfus, when Buddy DeSylva walked in and said “Let’s write a hit!” Gershwin started composing on the spot. DeSylva listened for a few minutes and then sang “Oh, do it again.”  Gershwin played the song at parties, when it was heard by Irene Bordoni, who wanted to perform it in her show The French Doll.  It’s been widely recorded, including a wonderful Judy Garland recording from her 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall, released on Judy at Carnegie Hall.


Do it again.
I may say no. no. no. no. no.
But do it again.
My lips just ache
To have you take the kiss
That’s waiting for you
You know if you do
You won’t regret it
Come and get it.

No one is near
I may cry oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh.
But no one can hear.
Mamma may scold me
Coz’ she told me
It was naughty but then

Do it again.
Yes do it again. And again and again and again and again and again
Turn out the light.
And hold me close
In your arms
All through the night.
I know tomorrow morning
You will say
Goodbye and Amen.

But until then
Please do it again.

Session / Album Information


“Do It Again” was recorded by Tony Bennett and Diana Krall for Love Is Here To Say. It was arranged by Bill Charlap.

Do It Again

Listen to Do It Again on Spotify. Tony Bennett, Diana Krall · Song · 2018.

See Love Is Here To Stay sessions for more information.

This recording released on:

  • 2018: Verve, Columbia B0028706-01 (CD, LP)

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