Embraceable You
Judy Garland 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

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

In the classic jazz standard "Embraceable You," Judy Garland croons about the irresistibility of a lover's embrace. The song is filled with romantic longing and desire, as Garland calls out to her "irreplaceable" lover with heartfelt lyrics like "just one look at you, my heart grew tipsy in me." The singer compares her beloved to a gypsy, suggesting that he or she brings out her wild and passionate side.


At its core, "Embraceable You" is a song about the transformative power of love, and how it can make even the most jaded and guarded hearts open up and embrace vulnerability. Garland's delivery is gentle and tender, but also filled with a sense of urgency, as if she can't wait another minute to hold her lover close. The song is a classic example of the American Songbook tradition, blending pop, jazz, and blues influences to create a timeless sound that continues to captivate audiences today.


Line by Line Meaning

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you
Come hold me, my darling, I find comfort in your arms


Embrace me, you irreplaceable you
No one can replace you in my heart


Just one look at you
The mere glimpse of you enraptures me


My heart grew tipsy in me
My emotions swirled, and my heart was overcome with excitement


You and you alone
You're the only one who makes me feel this way


Bring out the Gypsy in me
You unleash my wild, adventurous spirit


I love all, the many charms about you
I adore everything about you that makes you unique


Above all, I want my arms about you
More than anything else, I desire to hold you close


Don't be a naughty, baby
Don't resist me, my dear


Come to papa, come to papa, do
Come into my embrace, please


My sweet embraceable you
My beloved, you are so huggable and lovable




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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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

mario marianof

"Embraceable You"

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 these arms about you

Dont be a naughty baby
Come to papa, come to papa do
My sweet embraceable you

[brief interlude]

I love all the many charms about you
Above all, I want my arms about you

So dont you be, a naughty baby
Come to papa do
My sweet embraceable you



All comments from YouTube:

Brandon Hosley

I first heard this song on the movie "Catch Me If You Can" and fell in love with it .... Such a romantic old classic song . I love it !

Henry Jackson

There was a lifetime of sadness in her voice even at such a young age. Her aural melancholy could infuse an otherwise light ditty like this with a whole new emotional dimension. (4/18/18)

KyokoFujita

FINALLY. Someone who uploaded the full version! I mean, her voice is absolutely stunning, and so gorgeous...she's gorgeous! I know all of this was way before my time, but I honestly don't care. I am a fan of classical music like this... <3 Thank you very for uploading this! It is absolutely beautiful!! It's going into my Music Playlist now... ;3

ForeverJudyGarland

thank you for listening! this is indeed a beautiful song!:)

Júlia Maria F. Queiroz

Que voz suave, gostosa de se ouvir. Fantástica Judy!!!

Reza Muhammad Rabbani

I loved the dish washing scene of catch me if you can, while leo was watching brenda's parents dance romantically accompanied by the song, it touched me and i caught feels, i thought it was what he wanted for his divorced parents. Succesfully made me cry a bit.

Yvonne sanchez

Me too. Always my favorite clip. I pause it hoping my husband will see it.

mario marianof

"Embraceable You"

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 these arms about you

Dont be a naughty baby
Come to papa, come to papa do
My sweet embraceable you

[brief interlude]

I love all the many charms about you
Above all, I want my arms about you

So dont you be, a naughty baby
Come to papa do
My sweet embraceable you

sophie

mario marianof I want my arms about you*

Sheldonly Hickory

Her version is so wonderful. Others do it a little too slow i love how she sounds in this

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