Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Jazz Standards Part 2: I've Got You Under My Skin

Composed by Cole Porter in 1936, I've Got You Under My Skin was first used in the musical Born to Dance. It went on to become Sinatra's signature song and has been recorded by many artists, from Sammy Davis Jr, Dinah Washington and Peggy Lee to Diana Krall, Michael Buble and Rod Stewart. 

Jamie Cullum recorded his version on his very first album Heard It All Before and often performs it live in concert. 

Which versions do you love? Comment or tweet me!

Listen to Frank, Ella and Jamie with their unique takes on this lovely standard.








For Jazz Standards Part 1: Come Rain or Come Shine, click here

Lyrics
I've got you under my skin. 
I've got you deep in the heart of me. 
So deep in my heart that you're really a part of me. 
I've got you under my skin. 
I'd tried so not to give in. 
I said to myself: this affair never will go so well. 
But why should I try to resist when, baby, I know damn well 
I've got you under my skin? 

I'd sacrifice anything come what might 
For the sake of havin' you near 
In spite of a warnin' voice that comes in the night 
And repeats, repeats in my ear: 
Don't you know, you fool, you never can win? 
Use your mentality, wake up to reality. 
But each time that I do just the thought of you 
Makes me stop before I begin 
'Cause I've got you under my skin. 

I would sacrifice anything come what might 
For the sake of havin' you near 
In spite of the warning voice that comes in the night 
And repeats - how it yells in my ear: 
Don't you know, you fool, ain´t no chance to win 
Why not use your mentality - get up, wake up to reality? 
And each time I do just the thought of you 
Makes me stop just before I begin 
'Cause I've got you under my skin. 
And I like you under my skin.

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