Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Lorenz Hart
Year Written 1932
About Mimi
“Mimi” was written for the 1932 movie Love Me Tonight, which starred Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. The song was introduced by Chevalier. The score for this film also included “Isn’t It Romantic.”


My left shoe’s on the right foot
My right shoe’s on my left
Oh! Listen to me, Mimi,
Of reason I’m bereft!
The Buttons of my trousers
Are buttoned to my vest.
Oh! Listen to me, Mimi,
There’s passion in my breast!

You funny little
good-for-nothing Mimi,
Am I the guy?
You sunny little honey
Of a Mimi,
I’m aiming high.
You’ve got me
Sad and dreamy.
You could free me
If you’d see me.
You know I’d like to
Have a little
Son of a Mimi
By and By

Session / Album Information


“Mimi” was recorded on September 11, 1972 and released that year on the album The Good Things In Life. It was arranged by Robert Farnon.

This recording released on:

  • 1972: MGM LP 12″: MV-5088 — The Good Things In Life
  • 1972: Verve LP 12″: V6 5088 — The Good Things In Life
  • 1972: Philips LP 12″: 6641297 — Spotlight On Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 1973: Verve LP 12″: SE 4929 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits No. 7
  • 1991: Curb CD: D2-77447 — The Best Of Tony Bennett
  • 2011: Disc #45 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK44) The Good Things In Life
  • 2011: Disc #47 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK46) Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits Volume 7

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