[Art's introduction:] "Hello, fellows. It's been my pleasure to make a few records for you. V-Discs as you may call them. And I've made some popular tunes that I'm sure that some of you will enjoy. And I hope all of you do. I'll be glad to see all of you back as quick as possible. Thanks.

[Although this version is an instrumental, the lyrics are well-known and reproduced here.]

My heart is sad and lonely
For you I sigh, for you dear only.
Why haven't you seen it?
I'm all for you body and soul.

I spend my days in longing
And 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 turn away romance.
Are you pretending?
Looks like the ending
Unless I could have one more chance to prove.
Dear, my life's a wreck you're making
You know that I'm yours for just the taking
I'd gladly surrender body and soul.

Art Tatum “Body & Soul”


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Other Music Clips:

Dr. Clayton “Pearl Harbor Blues”
Count Basie “Draftin’ Blues”
Benny Goodman “Somebody Else Is Taking My Place”
Dinah Shore “I’ll Walk Alone”
Louis Jordan “Ration Blues”
Josh White “Defense Factory Blues”
Allen Miller “Rosie the Riveter”
Josh White “Uncle Sam Says”
Glenn Miller “Jeep Jockey Jump”
Bob Wills “San Antonio Rose”
Benny Goodman “My Guy’s Come Back”