Oh! You Crazy Moon


Composer Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist Johnny Burke
Year Written 1939
About Oh! You Crazy Moon
“Oh! You Crazy Moon” was the first song that Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke wrote together in what would be a long and successful partnership. The bouncy, uptempo song gained immediate popularity and was widely recorded.


When they met, the way they smiled
I saw that I was through
Oh, you crazy moon
What did you do

And when they kissed, they tried to say
That it was just in fun
Oh, you crazy moon
Look what you’ve done

Once you promised me, you know
That it would never end
You should be ashamed to show
Your funny face my friend

(And) There they are, they fell in love
I guess you think that you’re smart
Oh, you crazy moon
You broke my heart

Session / Album Information


“Oh! You Crazy Moon” was recorded on February 6, 1964 and released in 1964 on the album When Lights Are Low. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

Oh! You Crazy Moon

Listen to Oh! You Crazy Moon on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1964.

This recording released on:

  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8975 — When Lights Are Low
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2175 — When Lights Are Low
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5242 — When Lights Are Low [Japan]
  • 1992: Columbia House Music Collection CD: 2C2 8164 — The Great American Composers: James Van Heusen
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 69699 85807 2 — When Lights Are Low
  • 2011: Disc #29 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK28) When Lights Are Low


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