My Heart Stood Still

Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Lorenz Hart
Year Written 1927
About My Heart Stood Still
“My Heart Stood Still” was written for the 1927 Broadway musical A Connecticut Yankee, where it was introduced by Constance Carpenter and William Gaxton. In addition to Tony Bennett’s recording, other recordings include those by Chet Baker, Artie Shaw, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.


I laughed at sweethearts I met at school
All indiscreet hearts
Seemed romantic fools

A house in Iceland
Was my heart’s domain
I saw your eyes
Now castles rise in Spain

I took one look at you
That’s all I meant to do
And then
My heart stood still

My feet could step and walk
My lips could move and talk
And yet
My heart stood still

Though not a single word was spoken
I could tell you knew
That unfelt clasp of hands
Told me so, well, you knew

I never lived at all
Until the thrill of
That moment when
My heart stood still

Session / Album Information


“My Heart Stood Still” was recorded in July 1973 and was released in 1977 on Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart.

My Heart Stood Still

Listen to My Heart Stood Still on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2004.

This recording released on:

  • 1977: Improv LP 12″: 7120 — Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart
  • Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 1990: King CD: KICP-2046 — The Rodgers and Hart Songbook [Japan]
  • 1991: Improv LP 12″: DARC2-2102 — The Rodgers And Hart Songbook
  • 1991: DRG CD: CDXP 2102 — The Rodgers And Hart Songbook
  • 2000: Horatio Nelson CD: HNRCD9001 — The Essential Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2005: Concord CD: 2243 — Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
  • 2006: Universal CD: 3122432 — Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook (UK)
  • 2006: Concord CD: CCD-6023-2 — Tony Bennett Sings For Lovers
  • 2011: Disc #51 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK50) Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers and Hart

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