That Ole Devil Called Love

Composer Doris Fisher
Lyricist Allan Roberts
Year Written 1945
About That Ole Devil Called Love
Composer Doris Fisher, daughter of songwriter Fred Fisher, was so popular in the 1940s that she was called “Queen of the Jukebox.” She often wrote with Allan Roberts. She was also a talented singer and performer. Other of her songs include “You Always Hurt The One You Love.”


Someone’s whisperin’ in my ear
I say, “No, no, go away.”
But he don’t hear
He follows me around
Builds me up, tears me down
Try my best to shake him
But he just hangs around

It’s that ole devil called love again
Gets behind me and keeps giving me that shove again
Putting rain in my eyes
Tears in my dreams
And rocks in my heart

It’s that sly sun-of-a-gun again
He keeps telling me that I’m the lucky one again
But I still have that rain
I still have those tears
And those rocks in my heart

Suppose I didn’t stay and ran away
Wouldn’t play
That devil-what a potion he would brew
He’d follow me around
Build me up, tear me down
I’d be so bewildered
I wouldn’t know what to do

Might as well give up that fight again
I know darn well he’ll convince me
That he’s right again
When he sings that siren song
I just gotta tag along
With that ole devil called love

Session / Album Information


“That Ole Devil Called Love” was recorded in June 1996 and released in 1997 on the album Tony Bennett On Holiday. It was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli.

That Ole Devil Called Love

Listen to That Ole Devil Called Love on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1997.

This recording released on:

  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 67774 — On Holiday
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2011: Disc #63 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK61) On Holiday
  • 2013: Columbia/Legacy – Sixty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett

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