Embraceable You
Charlie Parker Lyrics


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Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you!
Embrace me, you irreplaceable you!

Just one look at you
My heart grew tipsy in me,
You and you alone
Bring out the gypsy in me!
I love all, the many charms about you!
Above all, I want my arms about you!

Don't be a naughty baby,




Come to papa, come to papa, do!
My sweet embraceable you!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Charlie Parker's song "Embraceable You" capture the essence of infatuation and love. The singer is expressing his desire for his sweetheart to embrace him, calling her "sweet embraceable you" and "irreplaceable you." He confesses that just a single glance from her is enough to make his heart skip a beat, and that being near her brings out his free-spirited, gypsy side. He loves everything about her, all of her charms, but most of all, he wants her in his arms.


The lyrics also contain a playful, flirtatious tone, with the singer teasingly referring to his lover as a "naughty baby" and urging her to come to him. Overall, the song is a heartfelt and romantic declaration of love, filled with desire and passion.


Line by Line Meaning

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you!
Hold me closely, my dearest and most embracing person!


Embrace me, you irreplaceable you!
Envelop me in your arms, as no one else can replace you!


Just one look at you
Just seeing you once


My heart grew tipsy in me,
Caused my heart to skip a beat


You and you alone
Only you


Bring out the gypsy in me!
Inspire me to be adventurous and free-spirited like a gypsy!


I love all, the many charms about you!
I have admiration and affection for all of the wonderful qualities you possess!


Above all, I want my arms about you!
Most of all, I desire to surround you with my embrace!


Don't be a naughty baby,
Do not misbehave, my dear!


Come to papa, come to papa, do!
Come closer to me, come to me, please do!


My sweet embraceable you!
My beloved person whom I want to hold and cherish!




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Unison Rights S.L., Songtrust Ave, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

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