Body And Soul
Art Tatum Lyrics


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What have you done to me
I can't eat, I cannot sleep
And I'm not the same anymore, no, no
I don't know what to do
'Cause all of me wants all of you
Do I stand alone at the shore

Now once I could turn away
From everything I feel today
But now I wanna walk through your door

But I've got to know, oh, body and soul
That you've got no doubt, inside and out
We are whole, ho, body and soul
Don't leave me out in the cold
Just love me body and soul

(Body and soul)
Do you hear me, baby

I've wasted too much time
Livin' for what wasn't mine
And then came the day I found you
And now I want nothing less
I've found a love that Is truly blessed
And I wanna make dreams come true

But I've got to know, oh, body and soul
That you've got no doubt, inside and out
We are whole, ho, body and soul
Don't leave me out in the cold
Just love me body and soul

Every day is getting better
The more I trust I feel stronger, stronger
Every kiss brings me closer
It feels good to let you inside

I've got to know, oh
Is there any doubt in your mind, oh, yeah
Oh, baby, ho, ho, body and soul)
Don't leave me out in this cold
Just love me body, hey, love

I've got to know, oh
Bet you dollar, baby, yeah, oh, oh, ho,
Is there any doubts in your mind
Tell me, baby, tell me, darlin', body and soul
Just let me love me
Just let me love me body and, and soul
Oh, oh, oh, oh, yes

Body and soul, soul
Body and soul, soul
Body and soul, soul




Body and soul, soul
Body and soul, soul

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Body and Soul" by Art Tatum speak to the overwhelming emotions and desire that come with falling in love. The singer expresses how their whole being is consumed by their love for the other person, to the point where they cannot eat or sleep. They want to be fully accepted by their lover, to be loved "body and soul." The singer also reflects on the time they've wasted on past relationships that weren't right and emphasizes that they have now found a love that is truly special and blessed. The song is a declaration of love and a plea for total acceptance and commitment from the other person.


Line by Line Meaning

What have you done to me
You have had an overwhelming effect on me


I can't eat, I cannot sleep
You have caused me so much excitement that I cannot perform basic human functions


And I'm not the same anymore, no, no
You have changed me fundamentally


I don't know what to do
You have made me unsure of myself


'Cause all of me wants all of you
I desire every part of you


Do I stand alone at the shore
Am I the only one with these feelings?


Now once I could turn away
I used to be able to ignore my feelings


From everything I feel today
But now I cannot ignore what I feel


But now I wanna walk through your door
I want to be with you


But I've got to know, oh, body and soul
I need to be certain that you are committed to me in every way


That you've got no doubt, inside and out
I need to know that you have no reservations about our relationship


We are whole, ho, body and soul
Together, we are complete in body and spirit


Don't leave me out in the cold
Don't abandon me emotionally


Just love me body and soul
Love every part of me


I've wasted too much time
I regret all the time I spent without you


Livin' for what wasn't mine
I was pursuing things that were not meant for me


And then came the day I found you
But then I found you


And now I want nothing less
And now I want only you


I've found a love that Is truly blessed
I have found a love that is pure and wonderful


And I wanna make dreams come true
I want to share my life with you and make our dreams come true


Every day is getting better
I am becoming a better person because of you


The more I trust I feel stronger, stronger
The more trust we have in each other, the stronger our relationship becomes


Every kiss brings me closer
Every kiss strengthens our love


It feels good to let you inside
It feels good to share everything with you


Is there any doubt in your mind, oh, yeah
Do you have any reservations about our relationship?


Bet you dollar, baby, yeah, oh, oh, ho,
I am willing to bet everything on our love


Tell me, baby, tell me, darlin', body and soul
Let me know that you love me with your whole being


Just let me love me
Let me love you completely


Just let me love me body and, and soul
Let me love every part of you


Body and soul, soul


Body and soul, soul


Body and soul, soul


Body and soul, soul


Body and soul, soul




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Edward Heyman, Frank Eyton, John Green, Robert Sour

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@hostlangr579

Es ist NICHT LEICHT, mit einem EQ merkliche Besserung der gesamten Klangqualität sehr alter Aufnahmen zu finden. Dazu gibt's kein Preset! Die meinerseits hier angegebene Einstellung© hat hunderte Stunden kleiner Schritte der Verfeinerung erfordert (durch Abgleich vieler alter Aufnahmen von ECaruso, Orgel, Violine, Klavier usw. usw. - mit WFurtwängler, ATatum, KRichter, ACortot, etc. etc.), um alle 'Tests' zu bestehen. Insofern ist nur eine GENAUESTE ! Befolgung wirklich zielführend in "die 1. Reihe".

EQUALIZER Modifikation
'Caruso EQ Referenz'
(Exakte  Einstellung!)
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@hostlangr579

Da die Restaurationen immer besser
wurden, sollte auch ihre Wiedergabe
weiter "gepflegt" werden.  Und  siehe
da!  -  es ist noch  eine Verbesserung
möglich.

Meine EMPFEHLUNG der
EQUALIZER - Anpassung
'Caruso' Einstellung
(classical modified)
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Der Eintrag wurde ergänzt, weil es sehr unterschiedliche EQ gibt. Profis wissen das. Er bezieht sich hier allgemein auf eine 'Bass Booster App' 🎧  ohne Zuschalten des BASS BOOST. Die meisten gehen ja heute mit Bluetooth an ihrem Endgerät/Handy richtig um (der BBoost selbst ist vorsichtig zu verwenden, falls man ihn nutzt).
Compatibility Mode und Sound Field FLAT der Anlage. Ergebnis: Beeindruckende Brillanz!



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@ajpr3404

Body and soul are inevitably amazed by such an Art.

@user-vz2yd9sv7q

とても素晴らしいサウンドだと思います😃🎶🎶

@jadams1834

A mind that always manages to land on top of any harmonic, rhythmic briar-patch, in real time, with swagger & humor, & all that piano! Daring the most difficult landing, & sticking it just for fun. Every time. Of all the geniuses who died young, if only this one could've been with us a little longer.

@geraldinenathanson1535

So true.

@carlsanchious8192

Man I was so unaware that Mr Tatum was so electric and precise a pianist..... charging through registers with no deliberate pause or fear of wasting a phrase..... that's genius.

@hostlangr579

Es ist NICHT LEICHT, mit einem EQ merkliche Besserung der gesamten Klangqualität sehr alter Aufnahmen zu finden. Dazu gibt's kein Preset! Die meinerseits hier angegebene Einstellung© hat hunderte Stunden kleiner Schritte der Verfeinerung erfordert (durch Abgleich vieler alter Aufnahmen von ECaruso, Orgel, Violine, Klavier usw. usw. - mit WFurtwängler, ATatum, KRichter, ACortot, etc. etc.), um alle 'Tests' zu bestehen. Insofern ist nur eine GENAUESTE ! Befolgung wirklich zielführend in "die 1. Reihe".

EQUALIZER Modifikation
'Caruso EQ Referenz'
(Exakte  Einstellung!)
©2023 HL, Germany.
 -10,8 dB  (60Hz)
 -12,3 dB  (230Hz)
 -15,0 dB  (910Hz)
 -15,0 dB  (4kHz)
+15,0 dB  (14kHz)

@hostlangr579

Vergleichen Sie bitte ab 4:57 mit/ohne die EQ-Variation .... wie ein etwas verschwommenes Foto insgesamt klarer/schärfer wird. Auch an Instrumenten oder Textverständnis ('Surrogatparameter') ist der präsente differenziertere Klang erkennbar. Warum es sich so verhält, kann man am Graph der Funktion, die aus dieser genauen ! Regler-Position ( kein preset ) resultiert und eine Crescendo-Verstärkung der hohen Frequenzen zeigt, diskutieren: Er erscheint im Display. Wiesehr hochwertige Lautsprecher den Klang verbessern können, ist bekannt. Dass ein EQ das Ergebnis günstig beeinflussen kann, ist viel weniger geläufig.

@jimbarker6763

The 1953 take shows Tatum at the absolute top of his game. It's fortunate that so many recordings exist...he will never be forgotten, and will always be thought of as the absolute greatest. Many thanks to gullivior for these fabulous postings!

@awsome1605

Tatum is as always supreme, I love how he quotes "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" at 6:06, from spiritual to classical Tatum throws everything in his music and it is always so potently beautiful

@Santosificationable

Tatum's improvisations have a Baroque-like quality in them - the limited use of pedal, the dry textures of the ornamentation - and even the way he "explores" the harmonic and melodic possibilities in the rhapsodic sections. Listen to any Bach Toccata and you will understand this immediately. I like to describe Art Tatum's playing as having a Baroque-like ornamentation using Impressionistic colors with a Jazz flavor.

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