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I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

Lyrics:Ned Washington
Music:George Bassman

The song was publishe 1933.

“I’m Getting Sentimental over You” is undoubtedly
the best-known composition of George Bassman,
whose career was mostly as an arranger and writer for films.
Lyricist Ned Washington had many hits, including
“I Don’t Stand a Ghost of Chance with You”
and “My Foolish Heart” (both with Victor Young),
yet he also became heavily involved with film work.

As is often the case, composer Alec Wilder’s comments
from his American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950
are spot-on regarding the Bassman-Washington tune.
He writes, “Having for so long associated this music
with Dorsey’s trombone, I never bothered to consider it a song.
And, frankly, it isn’t one.
It’s a very, very good instrumental piece,
20 measures long and with an unexpected tag.”

Nevertheless, Dorsey’s premier version from 1932 has a vocal by
Jean Bowes, and the 1934 version features soon-to-be-bandleader
Bob Crosby (Bing’s brother).
The song has two refrains, both explaining why a newly-found love
is making one feel sentimental.

Oh, I never thought I'd fall
But now I hear the call
I'm getting sentimental over you
All the thoughtful little things you say and do
That thrill me through and through
I'm getting sentimental over you
I thought I was happy
I could live without love
Now I must admit that love is all I'm thinking off
Baby, won't you please be kind
And just make up your mind
That you'll be sweet and gentle
Be gentle with me
Because I'm sentimental over you

Because I'm sentimental over you

Oh, I can't stand much more of this.

Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra(I'm Getting Sentimental Over You)
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

Dorsey Brothers(I'm Getting Sentimental Over You)
Dorsey Brothers

The Ink Spots(I'm Getting Sentimental Over You)
The Ink Spots

Mel Torme(I'm Getting Sentimental Over You)
Mel Torme

Frank Sinatra(I'm Getting Sentimental Over You)
Frank Sinatra

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

The Dorsey Brothers

The Ink Spots

Mel Torme

Frank Sinatra

Ella Fitzgerald

Glenn Miller Orchestra

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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