Body and Soul is a jazz standard. It was played by Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson at London's Café de Paris in 1941 when the club was bombed, killing him and making Simone Fitzwilliam, Cherie Mensier, and Peggy Brown realize the were jazz vampires. The song appeared as vestigium on the victims of the three jazzvampires. [1]

Body And Soul lyrics Edit

My days have grown so lonely
For you I cry, for you dear only
Why haven't you seen it
I'm all for you body and soul
I spend my days in longin'
I'm wondering why it's me you're wronging
I tell you I mean it
I'm all for you body and soul
I can't believe it
It's hard to conceive it
That you'd throw away romance
Are you pretending
It looks like the ending
Unless I can have one more chance to prove, dear
My life a hell you're making
You know I'm yours for just the taking
I'd gladly surrender
Myself to you body and soul
What lies before me
A future that's stormy
A winter that's gray and cold
Unless there's magic the end will be tragic
And therefor a tale that's been told so often
My life revolves about you
What earthly good am I without you
Oh I tell you I mean it
I'm all for you body and soul

References Edit

  1. Moon over Soho