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[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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