First performed by Belle Baker over the radio and recorded in December 1931 by Ruth Etting, it has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson in 1941, The Count Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan (for the 1957 album, Swingin' Easy), Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine in 1947, Dinah Washington at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, Shirley Bassey in 1962, The Blue Diamonds, Della Reese, Johnnie Ray, Django Reinhardt, Erroll Garner, Willie Nelson, Jean Frye Sidwell, João Gilberto (Disse Alguém), Michael Bublé, Miss Montreal in 2012 and The Rockin' Berries. Ani DiFranco covered the song in 2012 for the Documentary, Love, Marilyn. It is also covered by Eric Clapton on his 2013 album Old Sock with Paul McCartney. In an episode of the 1970s television show Sanford and Son, Redd Foxx (joined by Scatman Crothers on guitar) sings a short but memorable version. "All of Me" is also performed in the Muppet Show episode guest starring Paul Williams. The song is featured prominently in the 1984 Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin film of the same name.
You took my kisses and all my love You taught me how to care Am I to be just remnant of a one side love affair All you took I gladly gave There is nothing left for me to save
All of me, why not take all of me? Can't you see I'm no good without you? Take my lips, I want to lose them. Take my arms, I'll never use them.
Your good-bye left me with eyes that cry. How can I go on, dear, without you? You took the part that once was my heart, So why not take all of me?
All of me, come on, get all of me. Can't you see I'm no good without you? Take my lips, I want to lose them. Take my arms, I'll never use them.
Your good-bye left me with eyes that cry. How can I go on, dear, without you? You took the part that once was be my heart, So why not take all of me?